Heirloom Tomato Pizza

Fans of tomatoes and pie lovers, here is a recipe perfectly fitting for such combination. Introducing a pie that is all about tomatoes - the Heirloom tomato pizza from PizzaOven.

1  Pizza Crust Dough (I Used Trader Joes)
¼ cups Olive Oil,  Plus enough for greasing the pan and drizzling over crust
1 cup Fresh Packed Basil Leaves
8 ounces, weight Fresh Mozzarella, Sliced into pieces
5 cups Heirloom Tomatoes
Kosher Salt to Taste

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Drizzle the sheet pan with a little olive oil.
2. Roll out the pizza crust until thin, and fold over the crust. Drizzle with a little more olive oil and bake the crust for 12 minutes.
3. While the crust is baking, combine the basil and ¼ cup olive oil in the blender and puree until smooth.
4. Spread ½ cup of the basil oil puree over the crust.
5. Add the sliced mozzarella.
6. Bake the pizza for another 12 minutes until the crust is golden and the mozzarella is melted. Meanwhile, thinly slice the heirloom tomatoes.
7. Evenly spread the heirloom tomatoes over the top of the hot pizza and sprinkle the tomatoes with kosher salt. Serve immediately.
Posted by Diane Araga, on September 9, 2013 at 8:00 AM