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Ricotta and Cherry Focaccia Pizza

Ricotta and Cherry Focaccia Pizza


  • Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), for drizzling

  • 1 tube store-bought pizza dough (rolls out to a rectangle)

  • Coarse salt

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary (3 sprigs), finely chopped

  • 2 cups whole milk ricotta

  • 1/3 cup honey (eyeball it)

  • 1 orange, zested

  • 3/4 pound large red or black cherries, pitted and halved


Pre-heat the oven to 425°F.

Drizzle a small baking sheet with EVOO and unroll the dough; press out to a slightly larger rectangular shape. Prick the dough all over in several places with the tines of a fork. Drizzle a little EVOO on the top of the bread and spread around evenly with a pastry brush. Season the bread with a little salt, a tablespoon of sugar and the rosemary. Bake the bread until evenly deep-golden all over, 16-18 minutes.

Beat the ricotta cheese with the honey and orange zest until smooth. Ready the cherries, pitting and halving them.

Dot the hot bread with ricotta and top with cherries, cut and serve.