A peachy twist to fruit pizza, this Peach Maple Mascarpone Dessert Pizza is the perfect dessert to enjoy any time you want a sweet end to a family meal.
Peaches show up at our farmers market around May every year. Everyone buzzes around the farmer’s markets looking for them until they show up in heaps. That may have something to do with where I live but I look forward to it every year. For me, they symbolize the summer more so than the weather. Those of us who live where peaches are abundant, know to freeze them for when the weather cools because nothing tastes better than a little hint of summer in the middle of winter.
When Gallo Family Vineyards invited us to do a post for National Pizza Month, I must have been craving peaches because cooking with my favorite fruit was all I could think about. So I was destined for fruit pizza.
We are pizza connoisseurs at our house. It is a long standing Friday night tradition. When I started testing fall fruit pizza recipes, my 3 daughters were more than happy to line up and have a slice. And another slice. We might have had Peach Maple Mascarpone Pizza twice for dinner instead of dessert. There might have been an apricot version too. Oddly, no one complained. #bloggerproblems
One of the reasons I love pizza night is that everyone seems the most relaxed on Friday. After a long work or school week, it seems like everyone exhales on Friday night. Pizza helps. Don’t ask me why. But reaching over each other for another slice seems significantly less important than a weeknight meal where we tell our kids to ask and pass, not reach.
I knew the recipe was right when I walked in the kitchen to find my family laughing and talking around the kitchen island, noshing on Peach Maple Mascarpone Pizza. My oldest daughter had poured milk for herself and her sisters. And my husband had opened a bottle of Gallo Family Chardonnay. The Chardonnay goes really well with the creamy, sweetened mascarpone. For dishes that are heartier, we like the Gallo Family Pinot Noir. It goes well with the flavors of slow cooked, fall meals.
If you like this Peach Maple Mascarpone Pizza, you should also try this summer version – Fresh Fruit Pizza with strawberries, raspberries, kiwi and grapes. Much like this peach version, the sweetest part of the dessert is the fruit.
This Three Cheese Pizza is also to-die-for! The whole wheat crust is homemade, as is the pizza sauce. And we use our favorite blend of cheeses on top, including goat Gouda!
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- 1 sheet puffed pastry look for a high quality brand with no preservatives
- ¾ cup homemade granola or substitute your favorite store brand
- 2 small bags frozen peaches or fresh
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 12 oz Mascarpone cheese
- 3 tbsp peach jam or apricot jam
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Follow the package instructions to bake your puffed pastry until deeply golden brown. I like to roll and tuck the sides, crimping the sides with my fingers, to create a pizza crust like appearance. Allow the crust to cool completely.
- Add peaches to a boiler over medium heat. Add maple syrup and cinnamon and stir to combine. Cook until the peaches are soft and most of the liquid has evaporated. About 8-10 minutes.
- While peaches are cooking, whip the Mascarpone with maple syrup, peach jam, and cinnamon with a hand mixer until fluffy.
- Using a rubber spatula, spread the Mascarpone layer on to the pizza evenly, top with warm peaches and then granola. Serve warm and enjoy!