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Friday, December 11, 2015

Savory Wild Blueberry Pizza

Wild blueberries and rosemary give this pizza a great taste.

This a must try pizza. I know it might sound strange to put wild blueberries on a pizza, but they add a great flavor to this sweet savory pizza. The rosemary adds a nice savory taste that just makes this pizza so delicious. It is simple to make using a store bought crust or using a homemade Focaccia. The wild  blueberries not only make the pizza healthier, but they add a pretty color to the pizza. This pizza would be great for an appetizer for your next holiday meal. Once your guests try this savory wild blueberry pizza, they will be amazed at how delicious is tastes.

         Blueberries are not just for breakfast. When most people think of blueberries, they think of muffins, pancakes and smoothies. While those are all wonderful ways to enjoy the healthy goodness of blueberries, I wanted to show you how to enjoy blueberries in other ways beyond breakfast. I keep my freezer stocked with frozen blueberries so I can enjoy them year round. My favorite brand is Wyman's of Maine Wild Blueberries. I know you are probably thinking that fresh blueberries taste better and are more healthy for you. Frozen fruits, like blueberries, have been proven as healthy, if not more so, than their fresh counterparts. Wyman’s of Maine brings you the best quality fruit, frozen within 24 hours of harvest. They taste just as delicious as fresh blueberries and you can enjoy them beyond harvest season. When properly stored, the shelf life of Wyman’s frozen fruit can last up to two years, which is a long time to enjoy one season’s harvest. I just love their bright colorful package!

Did you know that most adults should aim for 2 cups a fruit a day? Wyman’s Frozen Fruit.makes it easy to reach that goal every day. They make more than blueberries to give you awesome variety in your diet. Wyman's has so many different frozen fruits like strawberries, mangoes, cranberries, and more so you can keep your freezer stocked. My favorite Wyman's frozen fruits are blueberries, mangoes and their triple berry blend. I just love how I have them ready to use in recipes like pudding,  smoothies, and even brussels sprouts. What Wyman's frozen fruit would use for your holiday menu?

Find out more about this delicious healthy frozen fruit from Wyman's Of Maine. Also check out some other recipes on their site that use wild blueberries and other frozen fruit.

  Savory Wild Blueberry Pizza

                                                 1 prebaked focaccia or store bought crust like Boboli crust
                                                 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese 
                                                 1 onion, chopped and sauted
                                                 1-2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
                                                  3/4 cup frozen Wild Blueberries
                                                    1 teaspoon sea salt

Oven 400F
                               Place the cheese all over the crust. Then sprinkle the chopped sauted onion over the cheese. Follow with the rosemary and then sprinkle the sea salt over the toppings. Last place the frozen wild blueberries on the pizza. Keep the blueberries in the freezer until ready to use as they are easier to use when frozen. Bake the pizza for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

      Whole Wheat Focaccia
                                                                                  1 cup warm water (100 degrees)
1 1/2 teaspoons yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/4 cups white flour
1 1/4 cup wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt


In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water. Let stand 10 minutes. Add the oil, flour, salt, and Kalonji seeds.Stir until all flour is absorbed. Then place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for about one minute, adding flour (1 tablespoon at a time) if it is sticky. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about an hour. I like to turn my oven on for one minute and then turn it off to make my warm dough rising place.

When dough is done rising, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Lightly oil your pizza stone or baking sheet with olive oil. Turn the dough onto a lightly flour surface and knead for a minute. Then pat and stretch on the pizza stone or baking sheet. When the dough covers all the stone or pan, take a fork and poke it all over the dough, evenly spaced in twenty places so the crust does not form bubbles. Bake the focaccia for 20 minutes or until crust  is lightly brown and crispy. 

                        Check out some other recipes that I incorporated wild blueberries into.

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paradisenearth said...

I have never tried blueberry pizza.. It looks yummy

ConciergeLibrarian said...

Oh wow..this looks sooooooooooo good...love the colors

Elizabeth O. said...

Well these definitely makes baking and cooking with berries more convenient! Thanks for sharing a lovely recipe! I love blueberry on bread, always.

B is 4 said...

I would have never thought about adding blueberries to pizza but I'm intrigued enough to try it. I know I probably don't get those 2 cups of fruit servings on most days. I do enjoy blueberries and so my kids so I would want to make this for my family!

Rajean said...

What an interesting combination of flavors. Would you say this is a savory dish or a dessert? I want to try it.

Rajean said...

What an interesting combination of flavors. Would you say this is a savory dish or a dessert? I want to try it.

Unknown said...

i had never thought about putting blueberries on a pizza. i am a loyal blueberry muffin eater but that it about it for when i eat blueberries. i'll have to try this out

Masshole Mommy said...

Now that's different. I will try this.

Unknown said...

Yumm. I absolutely want to try this combo my two boys would love this too

Deal Match Maker said...

yum... very unique recipe. I love blueberry, can't wait to try it out

Unknown said...

Wow! This is different, I'm really going to try this recipe x

Ana De-Jesus said...

I love the mix of sweet and savory foods and the combinations of textures make for an intriguing recipe.

Jasmine Watts said...

That looks so delicious...never tried blueberry pizza but surely I will try this recipe!!

Natalie Peters said...

THIS is an unusual combination for a pizza, but (surprisingly!) it sounds really good. And it looks so beautiful too! Thank you for the recipe inspiration!

Tina @ My Highest Self said...

Oh wow I never would have come up with something like this for blueberries. You have me SO intrigued!

Unknown said...

Yummy it looks so good.

Angela Milnes said...

Wow this looks so yummy :) yum yum!

Shann Eva said...

This looks really good. I've never thought to put blueberries on pizza, but it sounds yummy.

Liz Mays said...

A couple months ago I went to the Culinary Institute of America and tried blueberries in all sorts of ways. One of them was pizza and it was outstanding. I believe you!

MyTeenGuide said...

I love adding sliced pineapple to pizzas, so why not blueberries? This sounds so yummy! I can't wait to try this.

Unknown said...

Yes, this is absolutely different and I do like pineapples on the rare pizza that I eat so I guess why not??

dd said...

I think blueberries go with everything and dress up any recipe. Bonus that they are so good for you.

Basil Pizza Bar said...

Oh My God! This looks amazing! I think I'm gonna have to try doing this in one of our portable brick ovens. Let's see if it comes out as good as yours. I've never had the combination of blueberry and thyme but curious to see how the subtle sweetness blends with the herb flavor of thyme. We've been trying to come up with a dessert pizza using basil or mint.

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