This Pizza with Roasted Grapes and Rosemary is a yummy WEEKNIGHT meal with only 20 minutes of prep work. A store bought pizza crust is topped with grapes that have been roasted with shallots, rosemary and maple syrup and shredded Gouda, making this a perfect kid-friendly weeknight dinner!

the pizza cut into slices with a bunch of grapes and sprigs of rosemary

Why We Love This Recipe For Pizza with Roasted Grapes and Rosemary

This pizza recipe was inspired by an episode of Diners Driveins and Dives. In the episode, Guy Fierei went to a pizza place in West Virginia where they had a special pizza with Gorgonzola, grapes and rosemary. I’ve been thinking about jumping in my car and driving to West Virginia ever since.

Okay, not really. But that pizza sounds so good! Now that grapes are in season, I came up with my own home kitchen version to share with you.

I used a shelf-stable store bought crust to make it super simple. I used Gouda instead of Gorgonzola to make it more family friendly. While I grated the cheese, I roasted the grapes with shallot, rosemary and maple syrup in a buttered baking dish. The grapes softened and caramelized. Man is it good!

To top it off I sprinkled it with more chopped rosemary. Because why not? Everything needs a little garnish.

I’ve been making this recipe with grapes on pizza quite often ever since. The kids love it, I love it and everyone else who’s been over to try it loves it. It’s a great late summer, fall and winter recipe. You should also try this recipe for Roasted Cranberry and Goat Cheese Flatbreads.

Although you could make this pizza with grapes as an appetizer if you wanted, I’d recommend trying this Roasted Grape Crostini with Goat Cheese and Walnuts instead. It’s similar but different!

Key Ingredients For This Recipe

Grapes

Organic grapes are hands down the best, but really any purple grapes will do. Look for a bag that has all bright purple, large and firm grapes. You definitely want the sweet kind, not the sour kind.

Rosemary

Fresh rosemary is definitely recommended for this pizza. You can find fresh rosemary at any grocery store in the herb/produce sections. It should be bright green and fragrant. If you can’t find rosemary you can use a different herb like parsley or thyme.

Flatbread pizza crust

I chose to buy a remade pizza crust to save time, but you can either buy remade pizza dough and shape your own, OR make a homemade pizza crust.

Gouda or Fontina cheese

Both of these cheeses are very mild, which make them great toppings for this kid-friendly pizza. Use one or the other, or a mixture of them both. I like grating my own cheese because it feels fresher, but if you’re in a pinch get the pre-grated kind.

Additional Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoons pure maple syrup, dark or amber
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

Step-By-Step Instructions to Make This Recipe

Step 1: Preheat oven

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease an 8×8-inch baking dish with butter.

Step 2: Roast grapes

Mix the grapes, maple syrup, shallot, rosemary and salt in a small bowl. Transfer to the baking dish. Roast, stirring once or twice, until the grapes start to soften and break down, burst and the mixture is bubbling and caramelizing along the edge, about 30 minutes.

Step 3: Assemble pizzas

Lay flatbread out on a work surface. Brush oil over the crust. Top with cheese then scatter the hot grape mixture over the flatbread, dividing any juice evenly. Bake pizza directly on the oven rack until the cheese is softened and flatbread is crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. Cut pizza with grapes into 8 wedges.

pizza with grapes and fontina

FAQs and Expert Tips

How to transfer pizza to oven rack:

If your pizza crust is on the floppier side, place the crust/dough on a piece of parchment paper before topping it. Once fully assembled, grab the edges of the parchment and transfer to the oven rack. You can also use a baking sheet as a make-shift pizza peel if you have a hard time getting it onto the rack.

How to prep ahead this pizza with grapes:

With store-bought pizza crust and only a few other ingredients included, this recipe is already fairly quick. However, if you want to make it even faster you can roast the grapes ahead of time. Just place them in an airtight container once cool and refrigerate until ready to use.

What additional flavors can be added:

If your making this pizza for adults only (or kids with well-seasoned pallets) you can use gorgonzola instead of gouda, add some more herbs, and even some chili flakes for added spice.

How to store this pizza:

Store any leftover sliced in an airtight container with parchment paper placed between each. Make sure the pizza is completely cool before. You can also wrap in tin foil or plastic wrap. It will last for 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator, but best eaten fresh.

Additional Recipes to Try

  • If you think of asparagus as only a side dish, think again! This Asparagus Pizza is amazing.
  • Don’t get me wrong, I love knowing a freshly delivered pizza is just a phone call away, but I have to say this Homemade Greek Pizza in 20 Minutes is so much better than take-out.
  • In this Potato Rosemary White Pizza recipe I have a bit of rosemary, garlic and cheddar cheese to make it super savory and yummy!

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Happy Cooking! ~Katie

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the flatbread cut into wedges

Flatbread Pizza with Roasted Grapes and Rosemary


  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

This Pizza with Roasted Grapes and Rosemary is a yummy Fall meal that is ready in 40 minutes. A store bought pizza crust is topped with grapes that have been roasted with shallots, rosemary and maple syrup and shredded Gouda making this a perfect kid-friendly weeknight dinner!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup seedless grapes, cut in half
  • 1 tablespoons pure maple syrup, dark or amber
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 7ounce purchased flatbread pizza crust, (12-inch round)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 ounces shredded Gouda or Fontina cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 8 by 8-inch baking dish with butter.
  2. Mix grapes, maple syrup, shallot, rosemary and salt in a small bowl. Add to the baking dish. Roast, stirring once or twice, until the grapes start to soften and break down, burst and the mixture is bubbling and caramelizing along the edge, about 30 minutes.
  3. Lay flatbread out on work surface. Brush oil over the crust. Top with cheese. Scatter the hot grape mixture over the flatbread, dividing any juice evenly. Bake directly on the oven rack until the cheese is softened and flatbread is crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. Cut into 8 wedges.

Notes

Cooking Tip:

If your pizza crust is on the floppier side, place the crust/dough on a piece of parchment paper before topping it. Once fully assembled, grab the edges of the parchment and transfer to the oven rack.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 38 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 slices
  • Calories: 301
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Sodium: 318 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 9 g

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