Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Roasted Acorn Squash Arugula Pizza with Pomegranate Balsamic Reduction

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I am officially inwards dearest with this pizza. I seriously cannot incorporate my excitement. Acorn squeeze is past far my favorite type of squash..I roasted it inwards the oven with brown saccharide too cinnamon too a piffling cayenne too allspice. SO fallish. This whole pizza merely screams autumn. Since it’second Oct straight off I figured I would part something super seasonal. You HAVE to make this. I accept no words for how good it is.

I am SO happy it is lastly autumn. For me, nothing beats autumn food, the cool nights too mornings, the gorgeous colors outside, Dominicus food as well as football, scarves, boots, my birthday, pumpkin everything, cozy soups, I could get on and on….


I always brand my own dough and you lot actually tin can’t beat it. Its super fluffy together with nigh foccacia-y. I dearest how pillowy in addition to soft it is. Now don’t get me incorrect, I do beloved a crispy thin crust brick oven pizza, only my dough gets me every time.



Well I went searching all over the earth for a pomegranate. Their flavor did but get-go, but I went to a yoke stores earlier I was able to hunt ane downwardly. Whole Foods (my sky on world) had a ton of them, give thanks god. I had this pizza inwards my listen and I had to make it ASAP. I become an idea in my head in addition to it has to occur actually before long or else I get crazy. It’sec merely the manner I am, e'er take been that style. Especially alongside nutrient. I made this amazing balsamic pomegranate reduction for the pizza alongside a piddling dearest inwards it. To. give-up the ghost. for.


The sweetness of the squelch added a lot to the pizza besides. Thanks to brown sugar and oven roasted goodness.


IMG_1898 I used fresh mozzarella. My all time favorite.

Makes ane pizza. Serves 2-iv.

Prep time: i i/ii hours

Cook time: 30 minutes

For the dough:

ane bundle active dry yeast

i c. warm water

1 tsp. carbohydrate

one one/2 c. all purpose flour

one c. whole wheat flour

2 tsp. sea common salt

two T. olive crude

For the pizza:

one/ii of an acorn squeeze, seeds removed, thinly sliced (be careful when you lot are cut into it, yous call for a really precipitous, large knife)

ii tsp. olive fossil oil

ane/2 tsp. cinnamon

ane tsp. chocolate-brown sugar

pinch of cayenne

pinch of allspice

one/four tsp. salt

ane/four tsp. pepper

ane/three c. balsamic vinegar

i/iv c. pomegranate juice

2 tsp. love

vi oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced

1/two c. grated parmesan cheese

pinch of crimson pepper flakes

1-2 cups baby arugula

pomegranate arils for garnish, if desired

sprinkle of coarsely ground cornmeal

Begin by making the dough. Pour bundle of yeast into a large bowl as well as add together ane loving cup of warm H2O besides as 1 tsp. sugar. Let sit for x minutes roughly or until a bubbly foam forms at the superlative. Then, add together both flours, the ocean salt, in addition to olive petroleum, as well as stir to combine with a wooden spoon.

Then, take the dough out of the bowl onto a lightly floured surface, as well as knead for half-dozen to seven minutes, until it is thoroughly combined and develops an elasticity.

Rub the inside of the bowl alongside a tablespoon some of olive crude, in addition to home the dough ball inwards the bowl, so rub a fleck more than olive crude on the height. Let sit inward bowl, covered with a dish towel for 1-1 i/ii hours to rising. Dough should double inward size afterwards this time.

While waiting for the dough to rise, you tin roast the squeeze together with make the reduction. Add balsamic vinegar, pomegranate juice, too beloved to a medium saucepan together with heat over medium high rut. Let simmer for 10-xv minutes until it has reduced past three/4 of its master book. You know it is done when it is syrupy. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 425℉. In a modest bowl, combine the ii tsp. of olive oil, cinnamon, cayenne, chocolate-brown carbohydrate, allspice, table salt and pepper, as well as stir. Arrange squelch slices on a baking sheet in addition to toss alongside spice/rock oil mixture. Make certain they are inward a apartment unmarried layer. Roast for well-nigh eight minutes on the commencement side, together with and then flip, together with roast for an additional iii-v minutes until tender as well as gilded. Remove from oven in addition to fix aside.

After dough is finished rising, heighten oven temp to 450℉. Roll out the dough until it is most i/four inch thick, to check the shape of your baking sail or rock.

Sprinkle the cornmeal (perhaps one/ii T.) onto a large baking skeet or pizza stone, to ensure the dough wont stick too for extra crispiness. I also pass on the baking sail a little spray of cooking spray. I do this to all of my pizzas, it’sec a nifty flim-flam!

Put rolled dough on baking canvas too rub with a teaspoon of olive crude. Arrange mozzarella slices on the dough, so the squash, too and so the grated parmesan. Sprinkle alongside a pinch of cherry pepper flakes.

Bake for ten-12 minutes until crust is gilded together with cheese is bubbly as well as gilt also. When y'all take away it from the oven, drizzle alongside half of the balsamic reduction, in addition to sprinkle on approximately pomegranate arils if desired. Top amongst a twain handfuls of infant arugula, and so drizzle on the remaining balsamic pom reduction. Cut into pieces as well as serve.


Literally gorgeous. I go.