This is sort of a white pizza, topped with zucchini, yellow squash, and a few slices of cherry tomato. The "white" part is a combination of ricotta with a little cream cheese, salt, pepper, and finely chopped fresh rosemary. On top of the squash, I sprinkled some ground cayenne, and finely chopped fresh oregano. Every veggie and herb used, including the cayenne that I dried and ground myself, came from our own kitchen garden or herb garden.
Bake at 400F for about 40-45 minutes (the crust is more like a pie crust than a true pizza dough, so it needs the extra time). That's parchment paper underneath the pizza, so I don''t have to clean the cookie sheet. ;)
It's surprisingly rich, despite my use of part-skim ricotta, and only an ounce or two of light cream cheese. Also, it was surprisingly good. I was inspired by something similar on Foodbuzz from a few days ago, but changed around the seasonings, and added the tomatoes, which turned out to be a good move.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
Made from fresh cherries, with a rather sloppy lattice crust, I nonetheless like this pie. The cherries weren't particularly sweet, so I went with 2/3 c. of sugar, rather than my usual half a cup, and a good two heaping tablespoons of corn starch, with a pinch of salt for the filling. Yes, it looks . . . um . . . rustic. ;)
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