Watermelon Pizza alla Italia
These mini pizzas are delicious served alone or as a dessert. Kids will love them! Why these fruits? Several fruits are popular in the area of Italy called Liguria, home of the Italian Riviera. This watermelon pizza celebrates those fruits, including oranges, pears, kiwi (yes kiwi!), and cherries. The strawberries are there to honor the Strawberry Tree, which is considered one of the national symbols of Italy. Of course, you are welcome to choose your own favorite fruits, too. Try a taste of an Italian summer. Buon appetito!
Watch the recipe video below.
- In a small bowl, blend the cream cheese, yogurt, 2 teaspoons of the orange peel, and vanilla. Refrigerate to allow mixture to thicken.
- Either top each pizza slice with the cream cheese mixture, followed by the fruit, then sprinkle the remaining orange peel over the top. Or, cut the watermelon into slices first, then continue with the cream cheese spread, fruit, and orange peel.
I loved this pizza ‘sauce’ that was more than just yogurt, but with the cream cheese, vanilla and orange peel really gave it a great flavor base. The cherries, kiwi and pear was delightful on top, especially with that minced orange peel sprinkle!