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Plum and Walnut Pizza

Pudding | 11th August 2014 | By

Ages ago, I saw a fabulous post for a fruit dessert pizza over at Peaches Please and was immediately struck by the idea. I had been sent some plums from South Africa so the time was right to try a plum pizza. Some of you may recall the plum and amaretto ice-cream I made with these very same plums way back when, so I had high hopes. I was also keen to try making pizza dough with white chocolate which I thought would suit this fruity delight very well.

This is how I made:

Plum and Walnut Pizza

  • Mixed 250g flour (half wholemeal, half white) in a bowl with 1 tsp instant yeast, ½ tsp salt and 1 tsp maca powder (not necessary, but makes me think I’m being healthy).
  • Stirred in 150ml warm water and 1 tbsp olive oil until the mixture came together in a ball.
  • Kneaded for about 10 minutes on an oiled surface, adding 30g of finely chopped vanillary white chocolate towards the end (I used G&B).
  • Placed into an oiled bowl and left to rise for an hour or so.
  • Divided the mixture into 4 balls and rolled as thinly as possible into rounds.
  • Placed on lined baking sheets.
  • Warmed 3 tbsp of plum jam (homemade) and 1 tbsp marsala in a small pan.
  • Sliced 4 large purple plums into thin slices.
  • Roughly chopped a handful of walnut halves.
  • Spread a tbsp of the jam mixture over the base of each pizza.
  • Laid the plum slices over the jam then scattered some walnuts over the top.
  • Dusted a little vanilla sugar over the top.
  • Baked in the middle of the oven at 200°C for 12 minutes.
  • Served immediately (apart from the odd photo or two).

Gosh these were good. The dough was soft and sweet and combined beautifully with the tart juicy plums and the fragrant vanilla. The walnuts gave a delightful crunch and added bitter notes which contrasted nicely with the caramel undertones from the bits of white chocolate that had caramelised in the dough. These were also a visual feast with the strikingly coloured purple plums. This is a dessert I can see us having again and again – maybe with peaches or nectarines by way of a change.

Alpha Bakes is P this month and I have three of them. P is for Purple Plum and Walnut Pizza. It is hosted this time around over at Caroline Makes and is alternately hosted by Ros of The More Than Occasional Baker.

As plums are in season, I am sending this off to Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary where Simple and in Season is being hosted this month on behalf of Ren Behan.

And this is my second entry to Bookmarked Recipes this month with Jac over at Tinned Tomatoes.

Being rather pleased with this fabulous bake, I am submitting it to Emily’s #recipeoftheweek over at A Mummy Too.

Plum is the chosen ingredient for the monthly Rix Aga Inspired Recipes, so I am sending this over to them as well in the vague hope I might win £100 Waitrose voucher.

46 Comments

  1. Johanna GGG

    11th August 2014 at 12:55 pm

    want want want – and love how you use white chocolate in baking – would be so good with plums and walnuts – I make dessert pizzas all too infrequently but this white chocolate pizza dough is really intriguing me even if plums are out of season – I could imagine the dough would go well with berries too.

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    • Choclette

      13th August 2014 at 8:28 am

      Haha, seems I am very late to this dessert pizza malarky, but I’m glad I have finally got there Johanna. It would be interesting to see how you got on with berries – I’m not sure how well they would cope with the high heat.

      Reply
  2. Angie Schneider

    11th August 2014 at 4:23 pm

    I definitely will add maca to the dough! The fruit pizza looks awesome.

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    • Choclette

      13th August 2014 at 8:30 am

      Well yes Angie and I’m sure you could make it healthier in other ways too 🙂

      Reply
  3. belleau kitchen

    11th August 2014 at 6:15 pm

    wow… i’m absolutely loving this sweet pizza idea and what a perfect combination of walnuts and plums… so far am LOVING plum season… now, do you think my local pizza hut will make this?

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    • Choclette

      13th August 2014 at 8:31 am

      Probably not Dom, but you most certainly could and I’d put my money on yours over Pizza Hut any day.

      Reply
  4. Katie

    11th August 2014 at 6:40 pm

    This looks delicious. I can imagine eating it with some blobs of ricotta and a drizzle of honey. Those plums look gorgeous

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    • Choclette

      13th August 2014 at 8:32 am

      Ooh, I do like that idea Katie – will have to try it next time I make a fruit pizza.

      Reply
  5. Kate Glutenfreealchemist

    11th August 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Sweet pizza sounds divine. And the plums look so dark and juicy…. Bookmarked!

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    • Choclette

      13th August 2014 at 8:33 am

      Go for it Kate, it’s so worthwhile. Have you found a good GF pizza dough recipe? I expect you have.

      Reply
  6. Deena Kakaya

    11th August 2014 at 10:15 pm

    total phwoar factor in this recipe lovely and clever lady x

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    • Choclette

      13th August 2014 at 8:34 am

      Thank you Deena, you know how to make me smile 🙂

      Reply
  7. Kit @ i-lostinausten

    13th August 2014 at 6:39 am

    Looks appetizing & seasonal too ! YUM 😉

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    • Choclette

      13th August 2014 at 8:35 am

      Kit, thank you and how lovely to hear from you.

      Reply
  8. Lucy Corry - The Kitchenmaid

    13th August 2014 at 8:02 am

    I SO love this!

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  9. Karen S Booth

    13th August 2014 at 8:18 am

    Now this looks amazing Choclette and would make a GREAT picnic type of pie (tea time treats this month) 😉 I LOVE plums and look forward to the plum season with anticipation and when married with chocolate, these mist taste amazing, plus, I am a HUGE fan of sweet pizzas too, why not eh? Great recipe and post, Karen

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    • Choclette

      13th August 2014 at 8:36 am

      Thanks Karen. Not sure how this would fare on a picnic as it’s so juicy, but I have something lined up for TTT which I’m going to bake today – looking forward to it already.

      Reply
  10. jess ica

    13th August 2014 at 3:12 pm

    I’ve never tried a sweet dessert pizza but this looks and sounds delicious!

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    • Choclette

      14th August 2014 at 9:46 am

      Oh it is Jessica, do give it a try.

      Reply
  11. Stephanie Merry

    13th August 2014 at 4:45 pm

    I’ve never heard of a dessert pizza before, but this looks and sounds delicious x

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    • Choclette

      14th August 2014 at 9:46 am

      This was new to me too Stephanie, but there’s no looking back now.

      Reply
  12. Jen Price

    13th August 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I love the colour of the plums, so pretty. I also like how you’ve incorporated whit chocolate into the dough, one I’m going to have to try.

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    • Choclette

      14th August 2014 at 9:47 am

      Thanks Jen – it was a toss up between melting the chocolate and having it in chunks. I think I made the right decision.

      Reply
  13. Jessica Dearnley

    13th August 2014 at 6:19 pm

    This looks so yummy! 🙂

    xx

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  14. Sylvia F.

    14th August 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Looks very tasty! Unusual combination but like both ingredients 😉

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  15. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    14th August 2014 at 4:08 pm

    What a unique combo for a unique pizza. I love it.

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    • Choclette

      15th August 2014 at 5:32 pm

      Once tried, there is no looking back Bintu 🙂

      Reply
  16. Gina

    15th August 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Really lovely! I would love to try that out some time xx

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    • Choclette

      15th August 2014 at 5:32 pm

      Do let me know what you think if you do Gina.

      Reply
  17. Baking Addict

    16th August 2014 at 1:19 pm

    What a brilliant idea! The purple plums look gorgeous and I am imagine that all the flavours worked well together. Thanks for entering AlphaBakes.

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    • Choclette

      18th August 2014 at 4:39 pm

      Thanks Ros – keep meaning to make it with peaches – must get onto it before the season runs out.

      Reply
  18. Caroline Muspratt

    17th August 2014 at 5:02 pm

    A really creative idea and I bet it tastes delicious! Thanks for entering Alphabakes.

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  19. julie roo

    18th August 2014 at 9:35 pm

    I think this should win £100. I am not a cook at all but I am tempted to try this.

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    • Choclette

      20th August 2014 at 5:38 pm

      Thanks Julie, that’s really kind of you 🙂

      Reply
  20. Stacey G

    22nd August 2014 at 7:49 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing! #recipeoftheweek

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  21. Elizabeth

    29th August 2014 at 5:24 pm

    What a fantastic pizza flavour! Intriguing! Love it 🙂 Thank you for sharing with Simple and in Season

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    • Choclette

      31st August 2014 at 5:59 pm

      My pleasure Elizabeth 🙂

      Reply
  22. AMummyToo

    30th August 2014 at 1:41 pm

    This looks lovely – I’m really keen on sweet pizzas at the moment. Thanks so much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. Sorry I was particularly slow getting over for this one. I’ve pinned it to my food board and a tweet will go out shortly 🙂

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    • Choclette

      31st August 2014 at 6:00 pm

      This was the first sweet pizza I ever had Emily – what a revelation.

      Reply
  23. Rachel Walker

    2nd September 2014 at 3:07 pm

    How clever! I’ve never come across a sweet pizza before…well, not one which wasn’t a gimmick. This looks delicious, and what wonderful flavours. Definitely going to give it a go….

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    • Choclette

      2nd September 2014 at 8:25 pm

      Thank you Rachel – oh no not a gimmick, it’s delicious. In fact I have some peaches …

      Reply

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