Pumpkin Pan Pizza
Updated: Oct 14, 2022
I know most of you will judge me for adding apples to my pizza. But hear me out. The apples pair perfectly with the pumpkin sauce and salami. Now the question is... Is this better than pineapples on pizzas? 100%! And I will definitely be making this again.
In retrospect, I really have no idea what I was going into. This happens to be one of my old recipe ideas which I'd kept in my library. Out of curiosity, I decided to give it a try. As I started to take my 1st bite, with skepticism, I told myself that this is too good not to be shared.
I am using beef salami due to my strict consumption of pork. You can of cos use pepperoni or pancetta. Maybe after this endeavor, I should get a bit more adventurous with pan pizza? What do you think?
(Make 2 pizzas)
My Multi-Purpose Pizza Dough, 2 Dough Balls / 250g Each
Sesame Oil, For Greasing + More
Pumpkin Puree Homemade, 1/2 Cup
Sea Salt, Pinch
Black Pepper, Pinch
Pumpkin Spice Blend Homemade, 1/2 TSP
Pumpkin Spice Syrup Homemade, 2 TBSP
Unsalted Butter, 2 TBSP
Apple Peeled Finely Diced, 2
Dried Sage, Pinch
Low Moisture Mozzarella
Beef Salami, For Topping
Parsley Finely Chopped, A Handful
Cast Iron Skillet 10"
Please visit my "Pumpkin Spiced Latte" for the puree and syrup recipe.
Please visit my "Pumpkin Spice Blend" for the recipe.
Please visit my “My Multi-Purpose Pizza Dough” page for the dough recipe.
Lightly grease the skillet with some oil.
Place pizza dough onto the center of the skillet and stretch it out slightly.
Cover and set aside for 1 hr.
While the dough is rising, in a large bowl, mix pumpkin puree, 2 TBSP of sesame oil, salt, pepper, pumpkin spice and syrup until well combined.
Set aside until ready to use.
In a skillet over medium heat, add butter.
Once the butter starts to melt, add in apples.
Saute until lightly browned.
Sprinkle some sage over the top and saute until aromatic.
Remove from heat and set aside until ready to use.
After 1 hr, stretch out the dough again, to the sides of the skillet this time.
Cover and set aside for another hr.
Preheat the oven to the highest temperature setting or set it to broil.
Spoon and spread the pumpkin sauce over the pizza dough covering it entirely.
Sprinkle the apple mixture over the top, distributing evenly.
Top the pizza off with some pinches of mozzarella and freshly grated parmigiano.
Lastly, add slices of salami, spreading out evenly.
Wack into the oven and broil until the dough is baked (top and bottom) and the cheese has melted.
*If the top cooks faster than the bottom, shift the rack to the bottom of the oven.*
Carefully remove from the oven and garnish with some parsley.
Slice and serve immediately.
Repeat the steps for the remaining pizza.
Will you give this a try?