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Friday, January 29, 2010

Prosciutto, Swiss, and Shallot Pizza

Prosciutto, Swiss, and Shallot Pizza

My brain has turned to mush this week. Pilot season has begun, I'm not sleeping enough, and I am chugging Emergen-C like frat boys chug beer in college so I don't get sick. My free time has become precious and when I have it, I want to do nothing except watch TV and eat pizza...so that's what I did last weekend...sort of. I always make and freeze extra pizza dough to have in case a craving strikes. There are so many ways to top a pizza, but I loved the simplicity of this. I am not big on the deli ham called for in the original recipe so I used prosciutto. This is such a simple recipe, it's hard to believe how tasty it is, but trust me. I couldn't get enough. In fact, since I only made half of the recipe below, I have enough of the ingredients to make it again this weekend...and maybe I will.


Prosciutto, Swiss, and Shallot Pizza



Prosciutto, Swiss, and Shallot Pizza
(Adapted from Real Simple)

Cornmeal for the pan
1 pound pizza dough, thawed if frozen
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
2 shallots, cut into thin rings and separated
12 sprigs fresh thyme
Kosher salt and black pepper
1/2 pound thinly sliced prosciutto
1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese (2 ounces)

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Sprinkle a rimmed baking sheet with the cornmeal. Shape the dough into a 14-inch circle and place on the prepared baking sheet.

Brush the dough with 1 tablespoon of the oil and bake until puffed and golden, 8 to 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss the shallots, thyme, two teaspoons of oil, and pinch each salt and pepper.

Top the partially cooked dough with the ham, shallot mixture, and cheese. Bake until the crust is crisp and the cheese has melted, 5 to 8 minutes.

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14 comments:

Dawn said...

take some zinc too, seriously. I would be down and out without mine.
you make the most creative pizza's.

Diana said...

Oh pilot season, how I don't miss it. I'm the same way about pizza though. I honestly think it's my favorite thing to eat -- maybe even over chocolate and ice cream! It always makes me feel better!

Foodycat said...

Simple and gorgeous! I must learn to make pizza dough.

Maria said...

I wish I had a slice for lunch!

Erica said...

Fabulous. Josh loves prosiutto on on pizza (with artichokes). I bet this is awesome, maybe I will make it for Josh and add artichokes! Stay healthy over there

The Food Librarian said...

Delicious! Stay healthy! ;) - mary

Memória said...

Why did you have to make this pizza look so good? hahaha Wow!! It makes me want to get up and make it right this second. YUM!

Shannon said...

i'm glad you had a chance to make this pizza and relax a little bit! looks scrumptious :)

Karine said...

Your pizza sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Active Foodie said...

I'm sorry work has been so hard lately :( But the pizza looks like the PERFECT comfort treat, i'd like a piece right now!

Taylor Reid! said...

Why is your food so much prettier than anything I've ever made?

kellypea said...

Free time? What's that? Hahahaha! I'm so with you on that and wish pizza was on my menu. The hunkster and I are on a diet and exercise plan. How completely dreary is that? And it actually takes time, which I often feel I have NONE of so add cranky to the mix. Please send pizza. I'm melting!

Jessica said...

This pizza looks amazing!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

What a delicious combo for a pizza! I wouldn't mind cozying up to the tv with this. Hope things slow down soon for you Esi.