Pickled Mushroom and Gruyère Pizza
An unexpectedly delicious combination of nutty Gruyère and tangy pickled mushrooms makes this simple pizza a knockout. Served with a green salad, it makes a quick vegetarian dinner for two.
Yields two 10-inch pizzas
1 lb. pizza dough, at room temperature
All-purpose flour for rolling
Olive oil for brushing
1-1/2 cups Pickled Mushrooms with Garlic and Herbs, drained
1-1/2 cups grated Gruyère
2 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Position a rack in the lowest part of the oven and heat the oven to 500°F.
Divide the pizza dough into two balls. On a lightly floured surface, roll one of the balls out to a 10-inch circle. Put the dough on a pizza pan or baking sheet and brush with olive oil. Bake until the dough is just beginning to color, 8 to 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, chop the mushrooms into bite-size pieces. Remove the pizza from the oven and sprinkle half of the Gruyère, mushrooms, and parsley over the pizza, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Continue to bake until the edges of the pizza are brown and the cheese is thoroughly melted, 5 to 7 minutes.
Repeat with the other half of the dough and toppings.
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photo: Scott Phillips
From Fine Cooking 109
, pp. 85
December 30, 2010