Grape and Feta Pizza

You have probably noticed that I have been on a pizza kick. It could be very well that this new book I purchased has seduced me into rocking out pizza on a regular basis, or it could be that I just love pizza. I think it is both. When the question does arise however, and it is one of those questions that the kids often ask, ‘what is one thing you could eat every day?’, my response is often pizza, or tacos. To me pizza is just the perfect vehicle for creation. It can be as simple as olive oil and rosemary with a pinch of salt, or a nice tomato sauce with a bit of garlic. It can also get complicated and you can dump whatever you have in the refrigerator on it. So recently, I attempted to go outside of the normal pizza making that I usually provide to the family, and decided to make a fennel and leek pizza, a buffalo chicken macaroni and cheese pizza, and this beauty, the grape and feta cheese pizza.

Grape and Feta Cheese Pizza Recipe

Now I know what you are probably thinking, ‘grapes on pizza!?’. As I was thinking of this pizza, I was really just seeking an overall sweet, and salty combination, and really, I was just curious how this thing would turn out, plus I wanted to see my wife’s reaction when she saw it on the counter.

Let’s get started.

Ingredients for the Pizza Dough:

  • 3 3/4 cup of bread flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3/4 tsp table salt
  • 3/4 plus a pinch of sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups of room temperature water

Ingredients for the Pizza:

  • 8 oz feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup of red seedless grapes, halved
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Light corn meal
  • Pizza board (optional)
  • Pizza stone (optional)

This dough makes for three pizzas in my opinion, so after the rising process, I dividing into three rounds, and made three different pizzas.

Make the dough by adding the flour, yeast, salt, and sugar. Mix. Add the water, and with your wooden spoons, or hands, mix until blended. I use my KitchenAid for this process to keep everything in the bowl during the rising process. Mix for about 30 seconds. The dough should be a bit stiff. Cover the bowl and let sit at room temperature until the dough has doubled in volume, about 2 hours.

Once risen, divide into three portions. With one of the portions, add some flour to a large pastry board, and start rolling it out into your desired pizza shape. If you are adventurous, try tossing the pizza, to get your desired thickness.

How to make a pizza with grapes and feta cheese

Preheat your oven to 500 degrees with the pizza stone.

Add a bit of the light corn meal onto your pizza board, then add the tossed dough to the pizza board.

Top the dough with the feta cheese, then shower the top with the grapes. Drizzle a bit of olive oil over the top of the pizza, and slide the pizza off of the board and into the preheated oven for about 25 minutes, or until the dough is nice and golden.

Remove from the oven and slide the pizza onto a cookie rack, to retain a nice, crisp crust.

Let the pizza cool for about 5 minutes, then slice and serve.

Overall, this pizza was really good. You get that perfect texture from the crust, and the grapes are perfectly balanced by that saltiness from the feta cheese. If you are looking for a light, refreshing, and different pizza to serve, give this one a shot as both my wife and I really enjoyed it.

Grape and Feta Pizza
Recipe type: Pizza
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Serves: 8
 
A new twist on pizza by adding grapes and feta.
Ingredients
  • Ingredients for the Pizza Dough:
  • 3¾ cup of bread flour
  • 2½ tsp active dry yeast
  • ¾ tsp table salt
  • ¾ plus a pinch of sugar
  • 1⅓ cups of room temperature water
  • Ingredients for the Pizza:
  • 8 oz feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup of red seedless grapes, halved
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Light corn meal
  • Pizza wheel (optional)
  • Pizza stone (optional)
Instructions
  1. This dough makes for three pizzas in my opinion, so after the rising process, I dividing into three rounds, and made three different pizzas.
  2. Make the dough by adding the flour, yeast, salt, and sugar. Mix. Add the water, and with your wooden spoons, or hands, mix until blended. I use my KitchenAid for this process to keep everything in the bowl during the rising process. Mix for about 30 seconds. The dough should be a bit stiff. Cover the bowl and let sit at room temperature until the dough has doubled in volume, about 2 hours.
  3. Once risen, divide into three portions. With one of the portions, add some flour to a large pastry board, and start rolling it out into your desired pizza shape. If you are adventurous, try tossing the pizza, to get your desired thickness.
  4. Preheat your oven to 500 degrees with the pizza stone.
  5. Add a bit of the light corn meal onto your pizza wheel, then add the tossed dough to the pizza wheel.
  6. Top the dough with the feta cheese, then shower the top with the grapes. Drizzle a bit of olive oil over the top of the pizza, and place in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes, or until the dough is nice and golden.
  7. Remove from the oven and slide the pizza onto a cookie rack, to retain a nice, crisp crust.
  8. Let the pizza cool for about 5 minutes, then slice and serve.

 

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

6 thoughts on “Grape and Feta Pizza

  1. This looks like a great sweet-salty combo to me. I would have never thought to put grapes on a pizza!

  2. What are you referring to with “pizza wheel?” When I google it, it’s just a pizza cutter???

    Unique pizzas are a favorite of my family’s. My favorite topping combo is sausage and sauerkraut. My hubby makes one with basil pesto, broccoli, corn, pepperoni, black olives, sauerkraut, cracked black pepper, and feta from his days as a cook at a pizza shop. Sounds crazy, but if you go lightly with all the toppings, it’s a hit!

    1. Hi Nicole, sorry about that, I meant to say pizza board, not wheel. I’ll have to update that. I’ve never had sauerkraut on a pizza, but that sounds really good. I will have to give that one a shot.

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