Blackberry Basil Pizza

 

Blackberry Basil Pizza

Blackberry Basil  Pizza

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Recipe for 2 Pizza crusts and toppings (Make the pizza crust(s) first)

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Use 2 Pizza Stones or pizza pan sprayed with cooking Spray. Use corn meal/flour if desired after spraying for easy removal.

Pre-heat oven 500 F.

Ingredients and Directions:

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*Pizza Dough two medium pizzas, recipe below

*Extra Light Olive Oil, enough to baste the top of rolled out pizza dough crust

**Blackberry Pizza Sauce Ingredients:

**1 cup Fresh Blackberries, smashed

**2 teaspoons Honey

**1 teaspoon Lemon Juice

Pizza Toppings:

*2 cups Shredded Parmesan Cheese

*Fresh Mozzarella ball or block, sliced thinly or two cups freshly grated Mozzarella Cheese or Swiss Cheese, layered over pizza toppings

*1 1/2 cups Whole Blackberries

*2/3 cup chopped Green Onions

*Sea Salt, Sprinkled on top of the Pizza toppings

*Freshly Ground Black Pepper, Sprinkled on top of the Pizza toppings

*12-16 Basil Leaves, ripped in half and added after the Pizza has baked

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**To make the Blackberry Pizza Sauce:

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**Using the mashed blackberries add the honey and lemon juice, combine, mix them together and spread over olive oil covered dough crust.

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Top the rolled out 2 pizza dough crusts, brush with olive oil and spread on  the blackberry pizza sauce and then layer the above toppings in the order listed.

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Add the basil after baking pizza. (See pizza crust recipe below for instructions on baking) Bake until cheese is melted and beginning to brown slightly.  Slice and serve.

**Sprinkle with more fresh black pepper just before serving, to desired taste

Makes 2 medium pizzas

Pizza Crust

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Proofing the Yeast
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*1 cup warm Water
*2 teaspoons Dry Active Yeast
*2 teaspoon Sugar, food for the yeast

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In a small bowl add the above ingredients, let sit until bubbly.

Whisk together dry ingredients
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*1/2 teaspoon Salt
*1/8 teaspoon Black Pepper
*2 cups Bread Flour, more if needed

Add:  *1 tablespoon Extra Light Olive Oil, after whisking to the dry ingredients

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Combine the above wet and dry ingredients and knead into a soft ball. (Let the dough rise while you make the blackberry pizza sauce.)
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Roll out soft ball dough into a circle, until right size for your pizza pan. I used an extra-large pizza Pan. I like to use a pizza pan that has holes in the bottom and spray well with cooking spray. (You can also use a very small amount of corn meal on the bottom of pizza pan to help with sticking. )

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Note: Fold over the edge of the pizza if you like a thick Crust and if using a un-perforated pizza pan poke whole marks in dough with a fork to allow for air flow.

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***Bake the pizza crust at 500*F for 5 minutes, then remove pizza crust from the oven adding the toppings and bake another 5-9 minutes.  Add basil and serve, extra black pepper to taste.

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Blackberry Basil Pizza

 

Blackberry Basil Pizza

Blackberry Basil Pizza

Blackberry Basil Pizza

Blackberry Basil Pizza

Enjoy!

Lindy

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