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Mar 10, 2011

Figgy, Acorn Squashy, Cheesy, Shalloty Pizza

Alison and I decided to make pizza. She made the dough since, as a side job, she worked as a cook at a pizza shop for a couple of years. She can even spin the dough in the air!

Then I made all toppins. This creation turned out amaaaazing! No joke. The sauce was a homemade fig chutney, and I topped it with goat cheese, fresh mozzarella, caramelized shallots, roasted acorn squash, fresh chopped garlic, and thyme.

Yummy figgy pizza

Glamor shot of the Fig, Acorn Squash & Goat Cheese Pizza!

White whole wheat flourFig chutney

We used white whole wheat flour, which was a new thing for us. The fig chutney was just chopped figs rehydrated with garlic, salt, and ginger (I think, look up a recipe if you’re a stickler for detail)

Crust with fig chutney

Now spread it out!

Goat cheeseFresh Mozeralla

Goat cheese and fresh mozzarella. Nom!

Pizza with cheese

Now lay it out! With some fresh thyme and minced garlic.

Acorn Squash toppingCaramelized Shallots

Roasted halved acorn squash, scooped it out, dice it and mix it with butter. Caramelize the shallots with some salt and butter. Get some good butter and use it sparingly with canola oil and you won’t need to use too much for lotsa flavor.

Pizza before baking

Now put them toppins on!

Pizza in the ovenChecking the pizza

Bake at 400-500 degrees depending on how you want the crust to turn out. I use a cast iron pizza pan which makes me feel both fancy and rustic.

Make sure not to burn the crust. It will keep cooking and crisping after you take it out of the oven.

Baked Pizza

Fin! Fig Chutney, Acorn Squash, Caramelized Shallots & Goat Cheese Pizza.

Pizza Veggie Buddies!

You need to know…

I'm a graphic designer by trade and a cook by hobby.

I've just moved back to my home state of California from Boston, Mass. My array of available fresh ingredients has just multiplied like a group of happy bunnies.

I will cook anything and everything. I also like to eat, a lot! Let me show you what I'm cooking and eating.