This Peach Burrata Balsamic Dessert Pizza is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! It’s topped with caramelized peaches, orange zest, creamy burrata cheese, balsamic glaze, and fresh thyme. Perfect for a less sweet after-dinner treat, or for a switch-up to your regular pizza night routine!
This dream of a dessert pizza was born out of one of my favorite bites of food I’ve ever made. The burrata peach toast I made a couple summers ago in this post will forever remain in my memory as a “moment” – haha. Not even exaggerating. It’s THAT good.
I always make that when I find really great peaches, and it never disappoints. The orange zest with the sautéed peaches, creamy burrata, fresh thyme, and balsamic glaze is nothing short of life changing.
Which is why I knew I had to make it into a pizza! A dessert pizza, in fact. But you could totally eat it for dinner too! It really isn’t too sweet, but I’m more of a savory person, so it’s THE perfect dessert in my book.
And it alllll starts with the caramelized peaches. Oh my goodness, they’re SO good. Fresh summer peaches, a little bit of brown sugar, and orange zest get sautéed until super juicy in a little bit of coconut oil. I could stop right there and just eat these beauties over vanilla ice cream, but this pizza is unbelievable.
I make my dough from scratch because I love it, but you can definitely take a shortcut here and use store-bought!
Can you even stand those peaches and chunks of burrata? It might be the most beautiful sight to me.
I can’t even begin to describe the deliciousness of this combination, especially with the orange zest. I know it sounds weird, but just trust me on this one!
The only “dessert pizza” I’m used to having is a nutella, strawberry, and toasted almond pizza that I’ve had at a couple local restaurants. I LOVE that dessert pizza, but I love this one even more. Sometimes the gobs of nutella, crust, and super sweet strawberries can be too much for me, and this one is just the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
And by all means – please eat it for dinner too! I just thought calling it a dessert pizza would be fun, and something super different if you’re entertaining for a crowd! It kind of reminds me of the European tradition of having a cheese and fruit plate for dessert. Which I am ALL about.
Ugh it’s SO good!
Peach Burrata Balsamic Dessert Pizza
This Peach Burrata Balsamic Dessert Pizza is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! It's topped with caramelized peaches, orange zest, creamy burrata cheese, balsamic glaze, and fresh thyme. Perfect for a less sweet after-dinner treat, or for a switch-up to your regular pizza night routine!
For the dough
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
For the pizza
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 2 peaches, thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon orange zest + extra for topping
- 8 ounces burrata cheese
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, plus extra for topping
- balsamic glaze
- flaky sea salt
- coarse ground cornmeal
Preheat oven to 425℉. Begin by making the dough. Add warm water, yeast, and honey to a large bowl. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes until bubbles form at the top. Add flour, salt, and olive oil and stir until it starts to form a dough.
Work it together using your hands onto a clean, dry countertop dusted with flour to prevent sticking. Knead for 5 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic. Form dough into a ball and place back in bowl and cover with a dish towel. Set aside to rise for 1-1 1/2 hours.
When pizza has about 15 minutes left in its rise, make the peaches. In a medium skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the peaches, brown sugar, and orange zest and cook, stirring frequently, for 4-5 minutes until they are caramelized and start to break down a bit. Set aside while you roll out the dough.
Lightly flour the countertop. Turn the dough out onto the countertop, and use a rolling pin to roll the dough out into a large circle shape (or rectangle works too!) until it's about a 1/4-inch thick. Sprinkle the cornmeal onto a large baking sheet or pizza stone, to ensure the dough wont stick and for extra crispiness. I do this to all of my pizzas, it’s a great trick! Or, you can skip this step and spray the baking sheet with cooking spray. I like to do a little bit of both.
Place rolled dough on prepared baking sheet. Tear the burrata into pieces and place evenly around the dough. Place the peaches evenly around the dough as well. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and crust is golden. Let cool for a few minutes, then sprinkle with extra orange zest, fresh thyme, a drizzle of balsamic glaze, and a pinch or two of sea salt. Cut into pieces and serve!