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Goat Cheese Apricot Pizza is the perfect summer flatbread that features juicy, fresh apricots and apricot jam, goat cheese, sliced almonds and a drizzle of honey. This sweet and savory flatbread is the perfect appetizer or addition to a summer meal. You can make this in the air fryer or oven and have it on the table in under 20 minutes!   

Goat Cheese Apricot Pizza on a white plate.

GOAT CHEESE APRICOT PIZZA

No matter the season, everyone loves a good pizza, and a favorite of my own during the summer months is my Goat Cheese Apricot Pizza.

That’s the great thing about this Apricot Goat Cheese Flatbread, it makes the very best of fresh seasonal produce that has reached its peak ripeness in July – fresh apricots.

July is the kickoff to our stone fruit season, so I am always looking for new ways to create simple and delicious recipes that make the very best of these ripe fruits.

Stone fruits, like apricots, peaches and nectarines, are so much more than simple snacking fruits.

For this sweet and savory flatbread pizza, I have used fresh apricots, as well as apricot jam and pair it with creamy Heinen’s goat cheese.

My Goat Cheese Apricot Naan Bread Pizza, is easy as you simply top a ready baked naan bread – no need to spend extra time making pizza dough.

Hot pizza on the table in just 20 minutes, only 10 minutes to prepare and a further 10 minutes to cook.

Minimal cooking so you can get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine.

Other flatbread recipes I enjoy are this Warm Brie Cranberry Naan, Chicken Feta Cheddar Pita Pizza and Warm Pear Brie Arugula Naan.

Goat Cheese Apricot Pizza ingredients.

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED TO MAKE GOAT CHEESE PIZZA?

BREAD: I have used 2 naan breads to make my easy pizza base. However, you can use any variety of flatbread or pita, use what you have to hand.

APRICOT: I use both apricot jam and fresh apricots to top the pizza. Other stone fruits like peaches or nectarines would work here too.

CHEESE: I like to use Heinen’s goat cheese which has great flavor and texture.

ALMONDS: a 1/4 cup of sliced almonds adds great crunch to the pizza top.

HONEY: you can add a drizzle of honey to the pizza topping before going into the oven to bake and again just before serving.

Both steps are entirely optional and you can leave the honey off if you prefer.

GARNISH: I like to garnish the pizza with some mild green onions and some optional micro-greens.

Goat Cheese Apricot Pizza cut on a plate.    

HOW TO MAKE COAT CHEESE APRICOT PIZZA?

PREHEAT THE OVEN. Start by preheating the oven to 350°F (180°C). Then lay the two naan breads out on a baking sheet.

LAYER UP THE PIZZA. Spread the apricot jam evenly between the two flatbreads. Sprinkle over the goat cheese, adding the sliced almonds and sliced apricots.

You can add a light drizzle of honey over each flatbread, but this step is entirely optional.

BAKE THE PIZZA. Next place the baking sheet into the hot oven and bake the pizza for 10-15 minutes or until the naan is starting to get crispy and the goat cheese is just melting.

SERVE THE PIZZA. Once baked remove the pizzas from the oven, and garnish with green onion and micro-greens.

You can drizzle over a little more honey if you like. Cut up the pizza and serve warm.

Goat Cheese Apricot Pizza on a cutting board.

MAKING GOAT CHEESE APRICOT PIZZA IN THE AIR FRYER:

I have made this easy goat cheese pizza in the air fryer too. It works out really well and the results are great.

There are just 3 simple steps you need to take if cooking in the air fryer:

  1. Start by preheating the air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for 5 minutes.
  2. Then turn the air fryer to 350°F (180°C) and place the pizzas in the basket.
  3. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the bread is just crispy.

Goat Cheese Apricot Pizza cut up pizza.

RECIPE HINTS & TIPS:

  • This flatbread is delicious served hot or cold. So store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a quick lunch next day.
  • This recipe is easy to double up if feeding a crowd, so it makes a great appetizer to serve at summer parties.
  • FRUIT – swap the apricot jam and fresh fruits for other stone fruits like nectarines or peaches. Or try other varieties of jam fruits like fig or strawberry.
  • CHEESE – the goat cheese can be swapped for feta cheese, or a ball of fresh mozzarella cheese.
  • NUTS – other nuts like pine nuts, pecans or walnuts would work too.
  • HERBS –  add some fresh herbs to the pizza, like sage, parsley or basil.
  • MEAT – a slice or two of prosciutto would work on this pizza too.

Goat Cheese Apricot Pizza on a white plate.

HERE ARE SOME OTHER GREAT PIZZA RECIPES FOR YOU TO TRY:

PROSCIUTTO ARUGULA PIZZA

MEDITERRANEAN NAAN BREAD PIZZA

TURKEY SAUSAGE & EGG PUFF PASTRY PIZZA

SPICED BEEF & HUMMUS PITA PIZZA

GREEK BEEF PITA PIZZA

MEXICAN PIZZA

Goat Cheese Apricot Pizza with logo.

Goat Cheese Apricot Pizza cut on a plate.

Goat Cheese Apricot Pizza

Yield: 2 flatbreads
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Goat Cheese Apricot Pizza is the perfect summer flatbread that features juicy, fresh apricots and apricot jam, goat cheese, sliced almonds and a drizzle of honey. This sweet and savory flatbread is the perfect appetizer or addition to a summer meal. You can make this in the air fryer or oven and have it on the table in under 20 minutes! // A Cedar Spoon

Ingredients

  • 2 naan breads
  • 6 oz. of apricot jam
  • 1 - 4 oz. container of Heinen's goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 4 -5 fresh apricots, sliced
  • 4 green onions, white and green parts chopped
  • Micorgreens {optional}
  • Honey to drizzle {optional}

Instructions

  1. Prehat the oven to 350 F (350° F).
  2. Lay the two flatbreads out on a baking sheet.
  3. Spread the apricot jam evenly on the two flatbreads.
  4. Sprinkle the goat cheese on each flatbread evenly.
  5. Add the sliced almonds and sliced apricots.
  6. If you want to add the honey lightly drizzle over each flabread.
  7. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the naan is starting to get crispy and the goat cheese is just melting.
  8. Remove and garnish with green onion and microgreens.
  9. Drizzle more honey if you would like.
  10. Cut and serve warm.

Notes

This flatbread could be served cold and is still great!

Other ingredients that would be great are other types of jam like fig or strawberry, other stone fruit like nectarines, feta cheese, other nuts like pine nuts or walnuts, fresh herbs like sage, parsley or basil.

You could use pita bread or any flatbread you have on hand.

I have made this in the air fryer as well and it works great. Preheat the air fryer at 400 F (400° F) for 5 minutes then turn the air fryer to 350 F (350° F) and cook for about 5 minutes or until the bread is just crispy.

Today’s recipe is sponsored by Heinen’s. As always, opinions are 100% my own. 

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