Curried Butternut Squash Pizza

Curry can be an acquired taste but it can be a good sauce for pizza, provided you are an extrovert in food. From Food 52 comes a very interesting dish which combines curried butternut squash pizza. 

Ingredients:

3 1/2 cups Pealed and cubed butternut squash
1 1/2 cup Cubed apples, I used Honey Crisps
1 Small red onion, chopped
1 teaspoon Curry powder
1/4 cup Chicken stock
1 cup Grated asiago cheese
Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Flour for the pizza dough
8 oz. of pizza dough, I used pre-made, multi grain pizza dough from Whole Foods

Directions:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375ºF. On a backing pan add the cubed butternut squash, apples, and onions. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  2. Bake for 45 to 1hr and 15 mins (until the butternut squash is soft and has started to caramelize). 
  3. Remove from oven and let it cool for few mins. Take 2/3 of the mixture and add to a food processor, add the curry powder and mix until there is a paste created. You might need to add little bit of chicken stock to thin out the paste. 
  4. Roll out the pizza dough to your desired thickness. We like it thin crust, and I we rolled out about 10'' pie. Place on a backing pan or pizza stone. 
  5. Smear the butternut squash and curry paste on the pizza dough. Top the pizza with the reserved mixture of roasted butternut squash, apples and onions, and the grated asiago cheese. Bake for 15 to 30 mins or until the pizza crust is backed. The backing time is dependent on the thickness of the pizza crust.
Posted by Diane Araga, on July 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM