Pizza Caprese
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 4 to 6 servings
 
Ingredients
  • thin crust pizza dough
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 15 basil leaves, chopped
  • 8 ounces (227 g) fresh mozzarella
  • extra virgin olive oil
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 500° F/260° C.
  2. Cut tomatoes into thin slices and lay them on a paper towel to soak up excess liquid.
  3. Cut the mozzarella into 1/4-inch slices and lay them on a paper towel to soak up excess liquid.
  4. Chop the basil leaves.
  5. Press the dough into a 12-inch circle. Lay the tomatoes on in concentric circles around the dough, about 1/2-inch away from the edge. Sprinkle on the chopped basil and some olive oil. Lay the sliced mozzarella around the top.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until crust is browned and cheese is just starting to bubble. Remove from the oven and transfer to a cutting board. Allow to sit 5 minutes, then slice and serve.
More Information
Equipment

12-inch or larger pizza stone or pan
paper towels

Recipe Notes

Make the dough a day ahead.

Variations

Add 1 clove of minced garlic to the tomato and basil layer.

Reserve the cheese until the pizza is out of the oven. Lay the sliced mozzarella around the hot pizza and allow to sit for 5 minutes before slicing.
Recipe by Andrea Meyers at https://andreasrecipes.com/pizza-caprese/