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Fresh Roasted Pumpkin Pizza

Sue Lau
Prep Time 1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Dish, Pizza
Cuisine American, Italian

Equipment

  • pizza stone or steel; pizza peel; parchment paper

Ingredients
  

Roasted Pumpkin:

  • 1-1/2 cups peeled diced fresh pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and black pepper

White Parmesan Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Pizza:

  • 1 (8 ounce) thin Bistro style pizza crust
  • 6 ounces diced slab bacon or lardons
  • 3 ounces shredded Fontina cheese
  • 4-1/2 ounces sliced fresh Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup roasted garlic cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
  • 1 handful fried sage leaves (optional garnish)

Instructions
 

Prep pumpkin:

  • Preheat oven to 450F.
  • Peel and dice pumpkin; toss with oil salt and pepper.
  • Place on a nonstick foil lined baking sheet and roast for 45 minutes, turning occasionally.

Prep pizza sauce & toppings:

  • Melt butter in a small skillet and add flour and salt, whisking into a roux.
  • Add milk all at once and stir until thickened, then remove from heat and add cheese.
  • Continue stirring until smooth.
  • Cook bacon until crisp, then drain.
  • While bacon fat is heated, add sage leaves to pan and cook for a minute or so or until they crisp up, then drain on paper toweling.

Build & Bake pizza:

  • Press out pizza dough onto a parchment paper lined pizza peel.
  • Cover dough with white pizza sauce.
  • Top with shredded fontina cheese, then arrange the sliced mozzarella on the dough.
  • Sprinkle with cooked bacon, roasted garlic cloves and roasted diced pumpkin.
  • Sprinkle with marjoram.
  • Bake pizza on the lowest oven rack on a heated pizza stone 12-15 minutes or until browned as you prefer.
  • You can place pizza under a broiler briefly to brown the top if you choose.
  • Garnish pizza with fried sage leaves.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword Fresh pumpkin