The debate is over. Yes, fruit does have its rightful place atop pizza. But you can’t just throw pineapple on a pizza and call it a day. The abundance of sweet or tart fruit has the power to give pizza a burst of flavor and add complexity to its profile.
Cheese can be the difference maker when balancing a fruit topping. Experiment with mild cheeses to bring out the flavor of the fruit or blend in a small amount of a strong or pungent variety to add a depth of flavor. Check out our Cheese Guide for ideas.
Pairing fruit with salty meats hits that sweet and savory fusion. Cured meats with sour or sweet fruit are instant friends. Add heat and you have a sweet and spicy crowd pleaser.
Looking to incorporate fruit on your pizza menu? Do your homework first:
- Check your POS system to see the build-you-own fruit combinations your customers are already ordering.
- Test out different combinations and post a beautiful shot of the pizza on social media to see if your fans approve.
- Have your staff create their own pizza concoctions and let them vote on their favorites.
Here are five recipes that we’ve pulled from our Recipe Collection to get you started:
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