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Alex Guarnaschelli's Fruit Pizza

Dig Into This Sweet Pizza

PHOTO: Alex Guarnaschelli prepares his fruit pizza on Good Morning America, July 26, 2011.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

This pizza is the perfect way to end a meal. Give it a try at your next get together.


  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar plus additional for dusting, if desired
  • 2 pints fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 orange, zested
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 baked 6-inch pizzas (without topping)
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat the grill (or, alternatively, the oven to 350 degrees F)

    In a large skillet, reduce the red wine by half over medium heat and whisk in the confectioners' sugar. When the mixture thickens slightly, gently stir in the blackberries and simmer, 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside.

    Put the ricotta in a separate bowl. Grate a little orange zest (about 1 teaspoon) over the ricotta, add a pinch of salt and stir to blend.

    Spread an even layer of the ricotta on the pizzas and place on the grill to warm them. Alternatively, bake for 3 to 5 minutes in oven. Warm the blackberry mixture.

    Top the pizzas with the fruit and serve immediately. Dust with additional powdered sugar, if desired.

    Note from the chef:

    If the blackberry liquid is thin, strain the blackberries out and reserve them. Reduce the liquid until thick and mix it back in with the blackberries.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    *Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: berries, ricotta cheese, orange, pizza dough

    Course: Dessert

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