Wednesday, September 7, 2011


I found this recipe for PUMPKIN PIZZA in my email box today. I love pumpkin pie and I've tried pumpkin fudge, but I've never heard of pumpkin pizza. Here's the recipe:


1 cup plus 3 Tablespoons water, divided
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups sliced shallots (from 6 small shallots), cut into rings about 1/8-inch thick
One 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary (or 1 teaspoon dried)
Salt to taste
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
1 precooked pizza crust, 10 to 12 inches in diameter
3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella
1/2 cup fresh baby arugula
1/2 cup seedless red or white grapes, sliced in half


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

In a large, nonstick skillet over low heat add the olive oil and 3 Tablespoons water. Add the shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and golden, about 20 to 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium-size pot over medium heat combine the pumpkin puree, 1 cup water, cider vinegar, rosemary, salt and maple syrup. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to medium-low and cook until heated through and thickened slightly (about 5 to 7 minutes). Set aside to cool.

Place the pizza crust in the oven directly on the middle rack, top side down. Cook for 3 minutes. Carefully remove the crust. Spread about half of the pumpkin sauce over the top of the pizza crust (save the rest for another pizza or to use as a pasta sauce).

Distribute half of the mozzarella cheese over the sauce. Distribute the shallots over the cheese and sprinkle the remaining mozzarella over the shallots. Place the pizza in the oven directly on the oven rack and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until the mozzarella melts.

Using a large spatula and oven mitts, carefully remove the pizza. Place the pizza on a large cutting board. Sprinkle the arugula and grapes evenly over the pizza. Cut and serve warm.


Cat Haven Crafts said...

Wow! Who would have thought? I will have to add this recipe to my "must make" pile. Thanks for sharing.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I am going to have to give this one a try..just to see how it sounds yummy though.;) thanks for sharing..if you make it let us know:>)

annie said...

I want to hear how everyone else does with this! Wondering what this flavor really tastes like!