Pizza with Roasted Garlic Purée, Mozzarella and Pine Nuts

Pizza with Roasted Garlic Puree, Mozzarella and Pine Nuts
Recipe type: pizza
  • 8 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 14-inch pizza dough
  • Pinch chili flakes
  • 3-1/2 cups Swedish fontina cheese, grated (loosely packed)
  • 20 slices red onions, sliced very thinly
  • 2 medium vine ripened tomatoes, sliced ¼-in. thick
  • 20 cherry tomatoes
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella, cubed ½-inch
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated finely
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil
  1. In small saute pan over med. heat, add olive oil & unpeeled garlic cloves.
  2. Saute, stirring regularly, until garlic skin begins to caramelize.
  3. Transfer to 350 F oven; roast until cloves become uniformly golden brown, about 1 hour.
  4. Remove and cool.
  5. Once cooled, remove roasted garlic from skins; placed into small bowl.
  6. Mix thoroughly with spoon to make paste.
  7. Spread garlic paste over house dough, then sprinkle chili flakes evenly.
  8. Spread fontina cheese over dough; distribute sliced tomatoes, followed by onion rings.
  9. Arrange cherry tomatoes evenly over cheese and onions; sprinkle fresh mozzarella and Parmesan cheese over top.
  10. Once baked, garnish with basil.