This Blackberry Pizza is made with the Best Homemade Pizza Dough, marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella, prosciutto, fresh blackberries, fresh basil, and freshly grated parmesan cheese. The flavor combination of prosciutto, basil and blackberries is one you will wish you knew about ages ago!
We are pizza lovers in my family, especially unique flavor combinations! For one, ricotta on pizza is a definite win! My Pesto Arugula Pizza has pockets of fresh ricotta, making it moist and delicious! Then don’t forget my CPK Club Pizza which is topped with fresh avocados, tomatoes and lettuce! Kale Pizza and Pumpkin Pizza are also fun versions with delicious results!
Why This Recipe Works
- Best blackberry pizza recipe. This prosciutto pizza with blackberries is a copycat recipe from Pizzeria Limone! I had this pizza and loved the flavor combinations! I just had to make it at home so I could have it again and again.
- Fresh flavors. You will love the combination of fresh blackberries, fresh basil, and fresh parmesan on this delicious blackberry basil pizza!
- Easy pizza recipe. With all these fresh pizza toppings, this pizza is easy to put together and is perfect for your next pizza night! Use pre-shredded mozzarella to speed things up even more.
- Marinara Sauce: Use your favorite marinara sauce! It doesn’t really matter what brand or type you use.
- Shredded Mozzarella Cheese: You can use shredded mozzarella or if you’d prefer fresh mozzarella, just rip it into chunks and spread that on top.
- Prosciutto: Prosciutto is an uncooked, dry-cured ham that is completely safe to eat as is. However, we are baking the pizza prosciutto with the meat on, so it’s going to be cooked anyway!
- Blackberries: Feel free to add as many blackberries as you want to the prosciutto pizza!
- Homemade Pizza Dough: You can use store-bought pizza dough. The recipe I linked to here is my homemade pizza dough which is amazing and super easy to make!
- Fresh Basil: Not only does the fresh basil add delicious flavor to the blackberry pizza recipe, it also adds a bright green color.
- Make the pizza dough: If you are using pre-made or store-bought dough, you can skip this step. Follow the instructions in my Pizza Dough Recipe.
- Preheat the oven and stone. Preheat your oven to 500° F. If you are using a pizza stone, make sure the pizza stone is in the oven while it is preheated. Roll out the dough onto a piece of parchment paper.
- Add sauce, cheese, prosciutto and blackberries. Spread the marinara evenly over the dough (use less or more depending on preference). Sprinkle with the mozzarella and place the prosciutto on top. Add the blackberries.
- Put the blackberry pizza in the oven. Carefully transfer the parchment paper with the pizza to the pizza stone. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the pizza crust is golden and cooked through.
- Top with basil. Once cooked, remove the blackberry pizza from the oven and add fresh basil, fresh parmesan and freshly cracked pepper. Slice with a pizza cutter and serve immediately!
This recipe will feed about 2 adults since the pizza is a bit smaller. If you use my Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe, you can double the topping amounts for this blackberry pizza recipe since it makes enough dough for two pizzas.
I like thin crust pizza, so I roll my dough to about 1/4″ thick or less.
Baking on a pizza stone helps the crust bake fully and get nice and crisp everywhere. If you don’t have a pizza stone, you might consider using a baking sheet that has been brushed with olive oil, then roll out your pizza dough and par bake it for 4-5 minutes prior to adding any toppings.
If you aren’t using parchment paper, I would add cornmeal to the pizza stone to prevent the dough from sticking. This has done wonders for me! In the past, I would use flour, but I prefer the cornmeal.
If you aren’t sure if the center of the pizza is baked through, grab a spatula or pancake flipper and gently lift up the pizza to peek under. If the dough looks pale, it isn’t cooked through. If the dough looks lightly golden, then it’s ready!
Extra delicious toppings to add: caramelized onion, ricotta, sliced pears, and more!
Make Ahead, Storing, and Freezing
You can make the dough ahead of time and store in the fridge for a few hours in a plastic bag until ready to use.
You can even store the pizza dough in the fridge for up to 3 days, so long as you store it in an airtight container or Ziplock bag so it doesn’t dry out. Also, I would check on the dough occasionally because even though it’s in the fridge, the yeast will keep working and the dough can expand, creating a bunch of air in the bag. So you may want to let out some air in the bag every once in a while.
To freeze pizza dough, separate into a dough ball enough to roll out into 1 pizza. Lightly coat the dough in olive oil and place in a freezer-safe bag. Remove all the air and zip tightly. Freeze for up to 2 months. Remove and let thaw in the fridge overnight then let come to room temperature the next morning before rolling out.
Store any leftover blackberry basil pizza in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Reheat in the microwave or oven until warmed through.
Prosciutto is ham in Italian. It is uncooked, dry-cured ham.
Yes it is! The process of dry curing the meat makes it safe to eat. The meat is covered in salt and rests for a while. The salt dries it out and prevents bacteria.
Yes you can! My Make Ahead, Storing, and Freezing section above goes over how to correctly freeze and store pizza dough!
You can. The prosciutto pizza is amazing! But you are welcome to remove the prosciutto. In order to add a bit of flavor depth, I would place dollops of ricotta around the pizza. Then continue following the recipe as instructed for a blackberry ricotta pizza!
More Pizza Recipes
- Pizza Sauce with Tomato Paste
- Pizza Rolls Recipe
- French Bread Pizza
- The Most Amazing Pepperoni Pizza Dip Recipe
- Margherita Pizza Recipe
- 1 1/2 -2 cups Marinara
- 2 cups shredded Mozzarella
- 6 slices Prosciutto
- 8-10 blackberries - (more or less depending on your preference)
- Store bought pizza dough, or homemade - about 14 oz
- fresh basil - for topping
- freshly grated parmesan - for topping
- freshly ground black pepper - for topping
- Preheat the oven to 500° F. While the oven is preheating have a pizza stone in the oven. Roll out the pizza dough onto a piece of parchment paper. I like thin crust pizza so I roll mine to about 1/4" thick or less.
- Spread marinara over the dough. You can add however much you like. I prefer less sauce. You'll want to just eye-ball it and do it to your liking. Sprinkle the mozzarella over the sauce. Add the prosciutto and the blackberries.
- Carefully slide the pizza and parchment paper onto the pizza stone. Bake for 12-15 minutes. The crust should be golden brown, the cheese melty, and the crust cooked throughout.
- Once finished cooking remove from the oven. Add torn fresh basil, freshly grated parmesan, and fresh cracked pepper to the top of the pizza. Slice, and serve!