I’ve mentioned my love for homemade gluten free pizza before (I use the Minimalist Baker’s recipe), and we almost always stick to the same toppings (tried and true – see the recipe here!). This past weekend, we decided to try something a little bit different. One of our favorite restaurants, Wicked, used to have a location in Dedham that we frequented, but it recently closed. Our favorite pizza there was the Autumn Butternut Squash pizza, and we have been craving it for months. Finally, we decided to make our own version of it (with a few modifications!) so that we could get our fix! It turned out to be absolutely delicious – if you’re looking for a fall pizza, this is your guy!
Pizza Crust Ingredients
Butternut Squash Puree
For the Puree:
1 lb cubed butternut squash
1.5 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons of softened butter
1 pack diced pancetta
1 cup of goat cheese (crumbled)
Fresh sage (chopped, to taste)
Balsamic glaze (to taste)
Place your cubed butternut squash in the oven at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
While the butternut squash is roasting, make your pizza crusts (the recipe makes two personal size pizzas).
When the squash is done, take it out of the oven and put the pizza in for 20-25 minutes.
While the pizza is cooking, make your butternut squash puree by placing the roasted butternut squash, honey, and softened butter in a food processor and chopping/grinding until smooth.
Cook pancetta in pan until crispy (about 10 minutes on medium heat)
Wash and slice the apple into thin slices*.
Once the pizza comes out of the oven, turn the oven heat up to broil and then spread the butternut squash puree on top (like a sauce – fully cover the base), sprinkle half of the pancetta and goat cheese on each pizza, and place the apple slices on top in whatever pattern you desire. Sprinkle the chopped sage around the pies.
Put the topped pizzas into the oven and leave them in there for 5-10 minutes, or until the toppings are warmed and the cheese is softened.
Take the pizza out of the oven and add the balsamic glaze!
*You may wish to roast the apples before adding them to the pizza. We did not do this, but might try it next time. The oven warms them up at the end, but there is still a little bit of a crunch.