When you blog about food you often end up with odds and ends at the end of each week. These may be things you have prepped and not used, or food that you didn’t finish because of the need to create a new blog the next day. We hate to waste food and try to use things that are left over in different ways.
In our case we had purchased a lot of peaches this past week and didn’t get to use them for what we had planned. Seeing them deteriorate on the counter was not fun. They needed to be used so we set out to create a recipe with “slightly over ripe” peaches.
There is also a practical side to this- we needed dinner! So we decided to make pizza. We used puff pastry as our base. While we have read an awful lot of recipes and blogs about pizzas we know that a lot of people decide to cook the puff pastry first and then add the toppings. We were experimenting and wanted to try making it without pre-cooking. What this meant is that it needed to cook a little longer than we had planned.
We began by caramelizing an onion in brown sugar. When that was done we grilled our peaches, skins on.
We took our puff pastry and spread it out on a parchment lined cookie sheet. We then brushed it with safflower oil, layered on the onions, peaches and then feta cheese. We drizzled more oil over the top before we put it in a 400 oven for about 20-25 minutes.
When the pizza came out we added freshly picked mint from the garden.
The flavor of this pizza was amazing. Mint. Peaches. Yum! It was sweet but subdued by the feta. The mint brought the pizza to life. It had so much flavor and was perfect for summer!