Since it is getting close to Halloween we like to celebrate with a few different Halloween inspired dishes at our house. Since Ron and I are both pizza lovers, I thought a pumpkin shaped pizza was perfect to start off our week. I used a pizza dough from our local bakery, but you could easily prepare your own. We opted for pepperoni and sausage with a few green peppers and black olives to garnish, but you could use anything that tickles your fancy. I used a sauce recipe
I found on AllRecipes.com and it was great! I only slightly modified it by decreasing the amount of honey and adding a little extra hot pepper flakes.
Anyone have any spooky food plans in store for Halloween?
Pizza Dough of Choice (enough to make a 14 inch pizza)
1 cup pepperoni (we used turkey)
1/4 lb Italian sausage (I bought 1 lb and froze the rest)
A few slices of green bell pepper
1/4 cup sliced black olives
2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
Remove pizza dough from the fridge and allow it to rise 45 min- 1 hour.
Pre-heat over to 400 degrees. On a pizza pan (I *very* lightly sprayed mine with cooking spray) stretch and roll pizza into an oval and shape into a pumpkin. To keep the stem in place give the dough a slight twist.
For a crispy crust, bake crust for 6 minutes and remove from oven (if you prefer softer skip this step).
Spread sauce evenly over the pizza. Evenly spread one layer of pepperoni over the sauce (reserve some for on top of the cheese).
Top pizza with cheese. Pinch sausage around the sides of the pizza and fill with pepperoni. Use green peppers for vines and black olives for eyes, nose and mouth.
Bake till crust is golden and cheese is melted. Allow pizza to cool a bit before cutting.