About the nectarine and prosciutto paleo pizza
If you are looking for a tasty yet very easy Paleo recipe, you should definitely try out Heidi’s Nectarine and Prosciutto Paleo Pizza.
The greatest thing about this pizza is that you won’t need too many ingredients and will need to use your oven for about 10 minutes only. Developed and tested out by Heidi Perry, this magical recipe will help you realize one important thing – fruit on pizza is always a good idea. If you haven’t tried that combo out, what are you waiting for?
The strange and wonderful mix of maple-caramelized, crispy prosciutto and nectarines will remind you of a slow-smoked peach-glazed pork roast. And, once you add in the pesto, red onion, and a balsamic reduction, you won’t be able to keep your hands off of this pizza. Oh, did we also mention that the crust has a little honey and thyme in it?
Honey-Thyme Paleo Crust Ingredients (2 amply-sized personal pizzas)
- 1-1/2 cups tapioca flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 3 tbsp gelatin
- 1 tbsp of fresh thyme
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 cup hot water
Arugula and Toasted Pepita Pesto Ingredients
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds toasted
- 1 cup fresh basil
- 1 cup arugula
- 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 lemon zested
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
Caramelized Nectarines & Prosciutto Ingredients
- 1 tablespoon ghee
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 nectarines sliced to 1/2-inch thickness
- 4 oz prosciutto torn
Maple-Balsamic Reduction Ingredients
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1-3 tsp sriracha (optional)
- 1/3 cup red onion small dice
- 1/2 cup fresh basil chiffonade
Paleo Crust Instructions
- First, preheat oven to 220 degrees C / 425 F. Grease two baking sheets with avocado oil.
- Whisk dry ingredients together in a large bowl. After that, slowly drizzle in the olive oil while stirring. Then combine the honey and hot water, and carefully stir into a mixing bowl. Continue stirring to form a dough. If the mixture is too wet to form a ball, you can add an additional tablespoon of coconut flour.
- Split the dough in half and transfer to prepared baking sheets. Press dough into the desired shape, approximately 0.5 cm / 1/4 inch thick. Use a fork to poke several holes in each crust.
- Transfer trays to oven. Bake for 7 minutes and rotate trays inside the oven about halfway through.
- Use a flat spatula to loosen crusts from the tray, if necessary. Set aside.
Arugula and Toasted Pepita Pesto Instructions
- Add all ingredients except olive oil to the bowl of your food processor. Pulse a few times to combine, and turn on the food processor. Drizzle olive oil in slowly until a lightly chunky sauce is formed.
Caramelized Nectarines & Prosciutto Instructions
- Melt the ghee and maple syrup together in a large saute pan over med-high heat. Add the nectarines in one layer, but don’t crowd them. If necessary, cook in separate batches. Quickly get a good sear and flip the slices to sear both sides. Transfer to a plate to cool.
- In the same pan, quickly saute the torn prosciutto until crisp, and it’s picked up all the leftover caramel from the nectarines. Next, remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Maple-Balsamic Reduction Instructions
- Add the balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, and sriracha to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cook for about 15 minutes, until liquid is reduced and syrupy. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Smooth pesto onto par-baked crusts. Top with caramelized nectarines and prosciutto. Loosely cover each crust with a sheet of aluminum foil, and bake for about 5 minutes. Turn the broiler on to high heat, and remove the foil from crusts. Broil each pizza for 2 minutes, until crust is browning and toppings are getting some more caramelized color.
- Remove from oven, and top with red onion and basil. Serve warm with love!