This Caprese Pizza is gourmet pizza at it’s finest, with simple light ingredients. The Spelt Flour Pizza Crust is crispy, thin with a rich nutty flavor; not to mention super easy to make. 

Caprese Pizza with a spelt flour crust- light and easy summer flavors in this delicious healthy pizza!

This week has truly been a celebration… you guys have made “my favorite things” giveaway a major success and thanks so much for all of the “happy birthday” comments. I’ve shared one of my favorite celebration foods- ice cream and then the birthday pancakes– that was just a given. Now, when you think of a party, what is the #1 food that comes to mind? For me, it has to be pizza. Pizza parties are truly the best! I’m going to healthify this pizza party and give you Caprese Pizza on a spelt flour crust. Yes, this pizza is good for you and all, but taste is not sacrificed in any way. This pizza rocks!!!! Let’s get this party started….

Caprese Pizza with a spelt flour crust- light and easy summer flavors in this delicious healthy pizza!

For this pizza, I knew I wanted to try a spelt flour crust, but I wasn’t quite sure what my toppings should be. Given the fact that I have tomatoes growing out of my ears (haha!); tomatoes had to be incorporated into this recipe. What goes with tomatoes like peanut butter goes with jelly? Mozzarella! So Caprese pizza it was, but I’m not much on balsamic vinegar, so I left that off. I added the prosciutto for a little extra protein and flavor. Caprese is so summery too!

Caprese Pizza with a spelt flour crust- light and easy summer flavors in this delicious healthy pizza!
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Nutrition Facts
Caprese Pizza and Spelt Flour Pizza Dough
Amount Per Serving (3 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Caprese Pizza and Spelt Flour Pizza Dough
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
 
An easy, healthy, gourmet-like pizza with flavors of summer!
Ingredients
For the Dough:
  • 1 1/4 cup spelt flour whole wheat pastry flour would probably work well too, but I have not tried this
  • 1 1/8 teaspoon instant or rapid-rise dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
For the Pizza Toppings:
  • 1/4-1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 3-4 slices of fresh mozzarella
  • 2 small tomatoes thinly sliced and set on a paper towel to remove excess juices
  • 3-4 basil leaves thinly sliced
  • 3 pieces of prosciutto thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Put flour, yeast, sugar and salt into bowl of a food processor and pulse once or twice to mix.
  2. Combine 1 teaspoon of oil and 1/2 cup warm water in a small glass measuring cup. With food processor running, slowly pour water mixture through feed tube; process until a ball of dough forms.
  3. Dough should be slightly tacky, but not overly sticky. If necessary add a little flour, one tablespoon at a time and let it run for a little longer.
  4. Oil a medium-size mixing bowl. Form dough into a ball and transfer to bowl, turning dough to coat with oil. Cover bowl with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and place in a warm, draft-free spot until dough doubles in size, about 45-60 minutes.
  5. Once dough has doubled in size, set out on a slightly floured area and push dough down with your fingers. Pick dough up and stretch it out into desired shape.
  6. If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven while oven is preheating to 425 degrees F. *Place dough on pizza stone or place the dough on a piece of parchment paper, carefully slide the paper with the dough right onto the baking sheet, and add toppings.
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes. Broil on high for the last 1-2 minutes of cooking.
Recipe Notes

*using a pizza stone will make for a crispier pizza, but don't worry if you don't have one, your pizza will still be delicious.
*estimated total time does not include rise time of 45-60 minutes.

Author: Kim

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