Cranberry Pizza

posted by Ann 05-23-98 12:21 PM 

Cranberry Pizza

Pizza Dough: 
Flaky croissant dough or any pie dough or frozen puff pastry - 
enough for 1 (10") puff pastry 

Pizza Sauce: 
1 bag fresh cranberries 
1 cup water 
1/2 cup sugar 
1 tsp. lemon zest 

Pizza Toppings (according to taste): 
unshelled pistachios 
prunes, pitted and diced 
white chocolate, grated 

Preheat oven to 375 F. 

For the crust, in the restaurant we use a flaky croissant dough for 
the crust, but any pie dough or frozen puff pastry will work.

We are using 1 (10") disc puff pastry. Roll crust out on any baking 
sheet. Find a large bowl and put it upside down on the dough. 

Carve around it with a knife in order to make a perfect round circle. 
Refrigerate 20 minutes or up to one day. You can do all this the 
day before if needed. 

Combine 1 bag fresh cranberries, 1 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp. lemon zest.  Stir occasionally, bring to boil, reduce heat to simmer. 

Cook until cranberries burst and the mixture reminds you of cranberry jam. 
This will take about 8 minutes. 

Cool to room temperature. Take the refrigerated dough and spread it out
on a baking sheet that is has non-stick cooking spray. Use a ladle 
spoon to spread the cranberry puree evenly on the dough as you would 
a tomato sauce on pizza dough. 

Bake in a preheated 375 oven in the lower half . Bake 6-8 minutes or 
until the pastry crust is a nice golden brown color, crisp and flaky. 
Make sure it is not doughy. For toppings, sliced strawberries in thin 
slices which are the "pepperoni," unshelled pistachios are my "green 
olives," diced pitted prunes are my "black olives," and the finale is 
to coat the pizza with grated white chocolate as the "Parmesan cheese." 

To serve, sprinkle plates with cinnamon. Slice the pizza in slices with a 
pizza cutter and serve immediately. It is delicious when served warm. 
Serve with ice cream, either vanilla, eggnog, or your favorite flavor. 
You can also make small pizzas, if you want individual pizzas for your 
guests. This makes 2 pizzas. 

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