Every year, around the end of June, peaches start showing up at the farmers’ market with their fuzzy little faces and blushing cheeks. I get excited! Because really, a good, local, ripe peach is one of life’s greatest pleasures.

One day, every year, usually in the middle of July, I go a little overboard and buy 100 pounds of peaches and eat them all in one sitting. That day was yesterday.

Okay, maybe not 100, but I did buy a lot of peaches yesterday at the market.

If you can, please buy organic peaches, or at the very least no-spray or low-spray. Because of their soft and sweet flesh, they are one of the worst offenders for pesticide use.

After I ate my first bushel of peaches on their own, I decided I should probably wipe the juice off my chin and cook something with them.

This pizza is just out-of-this world. The peaches are sweet, the goat cheese is tangy and smooth, and the drizzle of honey and balsamic vinegar just sets it all off. This would make for an excellent appetizer (and an impressive-looking one), but I just ate one of the individual pizzas for a perfect summer lunch.

Grilled Peach and Goat Cheese Pizzas

Grilled Peach and Goat Cheese Pizzas

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These Grilled Peach and Goat Cheese Pizzas make an excellent appetizer or light summer lunch. They're out of this world delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 batch of pizza dough, divided into 4, 6-8″ rounds
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Olive oil
  • 2 peaches, sliced thin
  • 2-4 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to high.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, honey, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  3. Carry dough, olive oil, peaches and goat cheese out to the grill.
  4. Brush olive oil liberally on one side of each dough round. Place oil-side down on grill grates. Close lid and let cook for 1-2 minutes, or until large bubbles start to form.
  5. Brush olive oil on top side and then flip crusts over.
  6. Evenly distribute the peaches and goat cheese (in dollops) over the pizzas. Close grill lid, turn to low and let goat cheese met for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Remove from grill, sprinkle with thyme and drizzle with balsamic-honey sauce. Cut into slices and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 320mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 12g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.

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11 Comments

  1. I, also, bought some of those yummy peaches at the market Saturday…so juicy that it drips down my arm as i’m eating them…your pizza looks fantastic!! Heck, everything you make looks fantastic!!

  2. Cassie,
    I found your blog via Pinterest and my life was changed. Your blog is awesome. I have been stalking it for awhile now and have not found one thing about it I don’t love. Your recipes, your photography, your writing, your blog know-how…you are one of my new favorites.
    M’kay, I’m sure I sound like a weirdo but just wanted to let you know I think you’re fantastic and am excited to read more. 🙂
    gin
    Oh and I come from the country where peaches are plucked straight from the tree and I feel very compelled to go make this pizza. Right now. Stat, even.

  3. Um duh! LFO! Summer Girls! Love it.

    Fun fact of the day: South Carolina actually produces more peaches than Georgia. Peaches are also the state fruit of SC! Lucky for me, I live in the great state of South Carolina and I’m absolutely surrounded by peaches! Want me to send you some? 😉

    These pizzas look absolutely divine!

    1. Fascinating! So I wonder why the rest of the country thinks Georgia is the peach mecca? And yes, please send me an ENTIRE TRUCKLOAD. 😀

  4. High Five on the goat cheese, we make our own. About to go whip up a batch now! I am thinking chive flavored. Have a great rest of your day!
    -Emily