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Honey, Cherry and Goat Cheese Focaccia

Valentina Celant
Celebrate summer with a pan of this sweet and salty Honey, Cherry and Goat Cheese Focaccia! This soft bread works as an appetizer or a dessert, and pairs perfectly with Cavit Moscato wine.
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 55 mins
Course Baking, Bread
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb store-bought pizza dough {find my homemade recipe link above}
  • 1 cup fresh cherries pitted and halved
  • ΒΌ cup honey goat cheese crumbles
  • 2-3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tsp sugar

Instructions
 

  • To start, grab your pizza dough, place it in a lightly oiled bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap or a towel, and let rise for about 1 hr.
  • After the rise, grab a baking sheet, line with parchment paper, and grease the surface using 1 tbsp of oil. Gently stretch the dough on the prepared sheet, arranging it in a roughly oval shape. Spray lightly with water, cover with more plastic wrap, and allow to rise for another 30 minutes.
  • After this, preheat convection oven to 400F (conventional 425F).
  • Arrange your cherry halves on the focaccia. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil with 2 tbsp of water, and spoon this all over the surface.
  • Sprinkle on the salt and sugar, and bake focaccia for 18-22 minutes, until golden brown and puffy.
  • As soon as the focaccia is out, sprinkle the surface with the goat cheese, and drizzle on the honey. Garnish with mint if desired, and enjoy with Cavit Moscato wine.