Goat cheese and my fig and cherry jam pair nicely with this butternut squash pizza. With bold flavors predominate in this pizza, this is a perfect dinner to impress any company!

Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Pizza

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author ijustmakesandwiches

Ingredients

Pizza Dough

  • 1/2 tablespoon yeast
  • 4 ounces water
  • 7 ounces bread flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 ounce oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Toppings

  • 1/2 each butternut squash cut 1/4" thin
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons EVOO
  • 1/4 cup fig and cherry jam
  • 2 tablespoons goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon mint leaves or parsley leaves garnish

Instructions

  1. Let yeast and warm water bloom together in a mixing bowl for 5 minutes.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together, in a mixing bowl, making sure that salt is evenly distributed throughout the flour. Mix oil and honey together. Add oil and honey to the yeast first, followed by the dry ingredients and begin mixing with a dough hook.

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  3. Once all of the ingredients come together in a ball, speed up the mixer and mix for 5-7 minutes. The dough ball will become smooth and shiny. Place ball in a greased bowl and cover, allowing to rest for 30 minutes.
    In a previous post, I gave you all of my tips on how to make amazing pizza at home. Now I get to show you how I put these tips to work in my own kitchen with this pizza. This pizza with butternut squash and fig & cherry jam is one for the books!
  4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Slice squash no more than ¼” thick, tossing it in olive oil and salt and pepper. Mix together ricotta and basil, seasoning with salt and pepper. Mince garlic and mix together with EVOO.
  5. Once 30 minutes have passed and the dough has doubled in size, punch the dough down and being to shape it, making sure that there is plenty of cornmeal on the work surface to prevent sticking.
  6. Spoon oil and garlic onto pizza, making sure that it is spread evenly.
    In a previous post, I gave you all of my tips on how to make amazing pizza at home. Now I get to show you how I put these tips to work in my own kitchen with this pizza. This pizza with butternut squash and fig & cherry jam is one for the books!
  7. Spread ricotta mixture on top.
  8. Lay squash out in a single layer, covering the entire pizza.
    In a previous post, I gave you all of my tips on how to make amazing pizza at home. Now I get to show you how I put these tips to work in my own kitchen with this pizza. This pizza with butternut squash and fig & cherry jam is one for the books!
  9. Top with jam and goat cheese. Place in the oven and bake until crust is fully cooked (if using a pizza stone, this will be about 8-10 minutes).
  10. Once pizza is cooked, remove from oven and garnish with mint, cut and serve.
    In a previous post, I gave you all of my tips on how to make amazing pizza at home. Now I get to show you how I put these tips to work in my own kitchen with this pizza. This pizza with butternut squash and fig & cherry jam is one for the books!