Walnut and Strawberry Pizza with Balsamic Reduction


The bright strawberries, walnut, cheese makes it look so pretty and the addition of balsamic reduction sauce turns this into an anytime decadent delight. Ready under 15 minutes and perfect to share with the family/friends.walnut-strawberry-pizza-easyThis ‘Walnut and Strawberry Pizza with Balsamic Reduction’ makes such a yummy anytime snack that I can’t stop raving about them. I’ve tried a combination of sweet (fruits+nuts) pizza but nothing beats a Walnut+Strawberry combination with a balsamic reduction sauce. It’s sweet, tangy and topped with that ooey-gooey cheese – a heavenly taste that can be achieved within 15 minutes within the comfort of your home. And the best part, I’m also telling you ‘How’ we can make this tangy-sweet ‘Balsamic Reduction’ sauce – that’s just super yum and can be used to drizzle upon any sweet or savory recipes (think ice-creams / fresh fruits / bowl of salad and the list goes on).Walnut and Strawberry Pizza with Balsamic ReductionWe have been eating this pizza for ages and it has been a part of many of our house parties/get-together and trust me, it always gives people a feel of noshing on a ‘Gourmet Delight’. Infact, I cannot say who loves it more? Is it the kids or the grown-ups as the moment this gets served it’s gone within seconds. We have also tried this pizza with many different bases like fresh homemade pizza dough, store-bought pizza crust, naan bread and even pita bread at times and the results are AWESOME EVERYTIME ! Although I’m using a mix of mozzarella and cream-cheese but you can use any kind of cheese too.

walnut-strawberry-pizza-with-balsamic-reduction4Before we discuss our luscious balsamic reduction sauce, did you know these facts about Walnuts:

  • Walnuts are a delicious and versatile ingredient that adds flavor, crunch and depth to sweet and savory dishes alike.
  • Walnuts are the champion of plant-based omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid or ALA) among nuts and are the only nut to provide a significant source of the essential nutrient (2.5 grams per ounce).
  • In addition to omega-3 fatty acids, walnuts offer other important components of a healthy diet, including 4 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber per ounce.

With so many benefits, they surely make an excellent choice and can be added in any kind of meal. Now, to make our Balsamic Sauce, all you need is balsamic vinegar + sugar and just reduce it over medium heat for 7-8 minutes. That’s it and store this sauce in a clean sterile jar for up to 1 month in the fridge. The only thing you need to remember is to keep stirring it every minute and keep an eye on it (as the vinegar burns really quickly). I actually made a fresh batch of this sauce when making this recipe as I was out of the old one and sprinkled some over the freshly baked pizza too (which is optional)easy-homemade-pizza-snackAlso, I added some fresh mint leaves, but you can top it with basil or simply eat them without any further topping. It’s just pure deliciousness and you just can’t stop at one bite. So be prepared and make some extra for a night snack 😉  best-walnut-strawberry-pizzaI hope you make them soon and do share a picture or comment below to let me know when you did. Also, check more details about California Walnuts being used in this recipe.

Until Next Time ~ XoXo

Yields 2 Medium Pizza

Walnut and Strawberry Pizza with Balsamic Reduction

5 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

2 Medium Pizza Crust - homemade or store-bought

1/2 Cup Walnuts - roughly chopped

1/2 Cup Chopped Strawberries - you can use fresh or frozen

1/2 Cup Balsamic Vinegar

1 Tbsp Sugar

3 Tbsp Cream-Cheese - room temperature

3 Tbsp Mozzarella Cheese

1 Tsp Parmesan Cheese - for decoration

2-3 Mint Leaves - thinly sliced - for decoration

1 Tsp Walnuts - for decoration

2 Tbsp Cornmeal - for baking the pizza dough (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a non-stick pan, heat balsamic vinegar and sugar till you get the first boil.
  2. Reduce the flames to medium and keep stirring this balsamic mix for 5-6 minutes (or till the sauce thicken a bit).
  3. Turn off the heat and keep aside (don't over-heat as the sauce may burn or become too thick to use).
  4. Pre-heat the oven at 190 F.
  5. (If using a pizza stone, then place it in the oven while it's preheating)
  6. Sprinkle some flour on a large board/plate and Place the pizza crust.
  7. Stretch the crust to form a circular shape (about the size of your hand or any shape of choice).
  8. Now spread some cream-cheese and 2 tbsp of balsamic reduction sauce, evenly over the pizza dough.
  9. Add chopped walnuts, strawberries and cheese (complete the same process for other pizza crust too).
  10. Transfer the prepped pizza into the baking tray or pizza stone.
  11. Bake for 12-15 minutes (till the crust gets cooked).
  12. Remove from oven and let cool for 2 minutes.
  13. Sprinkle with sliced mint leaves, cheese and balsamic sauce.
  14. Serve Fresh or store with cling wrap in the fridge.
Cuisine: Italian | Recipe Type: Appetizer , Snack
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Calories
106 cal
Fat
9 g
Carbs
5 g
Protein
2 g


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26 Replies to "Walnut and Strawberry Pizza with Balsamic Reduction"

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    Tracy | Baking Mischief September 14, 2016 (5:21 pm)
    Wow, just wow! This is such a gorgeous pizza. I love mixing sweet and savory, but I've never tried this combo of flavors before. It sounds delish!
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      Molly Kumar September 15, 2016 (5:28 pm)
      Thanks so much Tracy. You gotta try it soon to savor the delicious taste.
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    Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery September 14, 2016 (5:25 pm)
    Super creative idea for a pizza! I have a hard time imagining how it tastes, since the strawberries and cream cheese seem sweet... but pizza dough is not. I'll have to give it a try.
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      Molly Kumar September 24, 2016 (8:07 pm)
      Definitely give it a try Julie, it's such an awesome combination of Sweet with Savory.
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    Megan Marlowe September 14, 2016 (5:52 pm)
    you are talking my food language here! this flavor combo is amazing! Cannot wait to try this and eat the whole thing myself cuz I'm not sharing! ;)
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      Molly Kumar September 24, 2016 (8:13 pm)
      Hehehhe, Yep, I'm glad you like the combination too as it's so Awesome! Thanks for visiting Meghan.
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    Jill September 14, 2016 (6:36 pm)
    This looks so delicious. Loving that balsamic pour photo too!
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      Molly Kumar September 14, 2016 (7:48 pm)
      Thanks a TON Jill - So glad you loved it !
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    Mark, Compass & Fork September 14, 2016 (7:49 pm)
    I can just taste that balsamic reduction. Perfect with the walnuts and fruit on the pizza.
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      Molly Kumar September 15, 2016 (5:27 pm)
      Thanks Mark - The balsamic reduction ties everything together in this recipe for sure :)
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    Kim Lee September 14, 2016 (9:41 pm)
    I so love this idea and I can't wait to give it a try!
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    Melanie September 15, 2016 (12:45 am)
    This looks delicious! I don't know if I'm skilled enough to make it, though. Ha!
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      Molly Kumar September 15, 2016 (4:32 pm)
      Thanks Melanie - Give them a try, its super easy to make :)
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    Debi at Life Currents September 15, 2016 (8:32 pm)
    This looks delicious! What a creative recipe. Walnuts are so yummy, and are great in so many things!
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    Meaghan September 16, 2016 (1:37 am)
    I am just in aww of this pizza. Looks divine, and I can just imagine how the flavors meld in each bite. This is what I'm going to make for the hubs and I's next date night in.
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      Molly Kumar September 24, 2016 (8:06 pm)
      That would be Awesome Meaghan :) Thanks for visiting!
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    Jillian September 16, 2016 (3:35 am)
    This pizza looks so delicious, I love the flavor combinations!
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    jamie September 16, 2016 (12:11 pm)
    ok- that looks amazing!
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    Alli September 16, 2016 (12:58 pm)
    This looks so good! I definitely need to try this one! ❤❤
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    Amanda Kanashiro September 17, 2016 (10:27 am)
    Anytime there is balsamic involved, I'm in!
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      Molly Kumar September 18, 2016 (7:10 pm)
      Awesome, you;ll love this one Amanda :)
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    Angela, Blue i Style September 21, 2016 (9:52 am)
    This looks SO delicious! I can't wait to try it!

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