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Squash Blossom Pizza with Honey and Ricotta

Squash Blossom Pizza with Honey and Ricotta

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Yield: 2 pizzas
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Bake 9 mins

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The voluptuous blossoms that eventually turn into zucchini, pumpkins or other squash have a delicate flavor--squashy, really---that plays well with herbs and mild cheese. Buy them at farmers markets or snip them in your garden to try on this beautiful, delicious pizza.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound purchased or homemade pizza dough
  • 1/3 cup olive oil, divided
  • Corn meal
  • 1 1/2 cups whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Pecorino Romano, divided
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • All-purpose flour
  • 12 medium squash blossoms, stems trimmed and cut length wise into strips
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons snipped chives
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees . Meanwhile, let dough stand at room temperature, covered, for 30 minutes. Lightly brush a large pizza pan or sheet pan with oil and dust it with cornmeal; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the ricotta, Pecorino Romano, egg yolk, garlic, basil and pepper.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, press or roll dough into a thin, 14-inch circle. Transfer dough to prepared pan. Lightly brush dough with more oil. Dollop ricotta mixture over dough, then spread using the back of a spoon. (A few bare spots are OK; leave a 1/2-inch border.)
  4. Bake for 8 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, drizzle blossoms with the 1/4 cup oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle over pizza and bake for 2 or 3 more minutes, until blossoms are wilted and crust is well browned.
  5. To serve, drizzle hot pizza with honey and sprinkle with chives and sea salt.

Nutrition Facts

(Squash Blossom Pizza with Honey and Ricotta)

Servings Per Recipe 4, iron (mg) 1, vit. C (mg) 3, chol. (mg) 109, Thiamin (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 13, Riboflavin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 68, Niacin (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 38, Monounsaturated fat (g) 18, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3, Folate (µg) 35, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1, fiber (g) 2, sodium (mg) 1338, sugar (g) 13, Potassium (mg) 155, pro. (g) 26, calcium (mg) 369, vit. A (IU) 867, cal. (kcal) 722

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