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Grape and Camembert Pizza with Arugula

A cheese plate inspired Camembert pizza, topped with olive oil, herbes de Provence, halved black grapes, and baby arugula.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: camembert, camembert pizza, french pizza, grape pizza, grapes
Makes: 1 (12-ounce) pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 (14- to 16-ounce) ball pizza dough
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • herbes de Provence
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 to 1½ cups black or red seedless grapes halved
  • 4 ounces Camembert cheese cut into thin wedges
  • 1 or 2 handfuls baby arugula

Instructions

  • Place your pizza stone or steel (if using) on an oven rack in the middle of your oven. If you plan to cook your pizza on a baking sheet, just place a rack in the middle of the oven (you do not need to preheat the baking sheet). Preheat the oven to 500°F (or the highest temperature your oven will allow, if using a pizza stone/steel) and let it heat up for at least 30 minutes while you make the dough and/or prep the toppings.

To stretch or roll out the dough

  • Place the dough on a clean work surface and, using your hands, gently stretch it into a 12-inch circle or square, making sure that it retains an even thickness throughout. Alternatively, use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a 12-inch circle or square.
  • If you’re using a pizza stone or steel: Dust a pizza peel or the back of a baking sheet lightly with flour or cornmeal. Place the dough disk on the prepared peel.
  • If you’re using a baking sheet: Spray the baking sheet with cooking spray. Place the dough disk on the prepared baking sheet.

To top the pizza

  • Brush the dough with olive oil, and season with some herbes de Provence, salt, and pepper. Scatter the grapes evenly over the pizza, then arrange the cheese on top.

To bake the pizza

  • If you’re using a pizza stone or steel, 20 minutes before you are ready to cook the pizza, increase the oven heat to broil. Slide the pizza from the peel (or inverted baking sheet) to the hot stone or steel using quick shimmying movements. Broil the pizza until the crust is golden and the cheese begins to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Using the peel or inverted baking sheet, transfer the cooked pizza to a cutting board. If you are making more than one pizza, allow the pizza stone or steel to reheat under the broiler for 10 minutes before you cook the next one.
  • If you’re using a baking sheet, do not increase the oven to broil. Place the baking sheet on the rack in the middle of the oven and bake until the crust is golden and the cheese begins to brown, about 10 minutes.

To finish

  • Immediately after you take the pizza out of the oven, top with a handful or two of baby arugula, drizzle with a little olive oil, and season with some salt and pepper. Slice and serve.