Thursday, November 12, 2009

Potluck Pumpkin Pizza

For a potluck dinner recently hosted at my house, my roommate and I brainstormed a fall-esque recipe that would really impress our friends. Though we dabbled with the idea of make risotto, we were turned off by the idea of stirring over a hot stove for an hour.

We came up with what we called the pumpkin pizza. Sounds odd, but when you deliver this healthy, bright orange disk to a table chock full of great people, the "oooohs and ahhhhs" will come in droves.

Pumpkin Pizza
Serves 8
1 whole wheat, thin pizza crust (Find a good one in a natural foods store)

1 can pumpkin puree

1 cup chopped walnuts

2 small gala apples, cut into thin slices

1/2 log goat cheese, crumbled

salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven according to the package directions on the thin crust. Smear a big layer of pumpkin puree all over the crust. Take sliced apples and layer them over the pumpkin. Sprinkle the walnuts over the pizza, making sure they stick to the pumpkin puree. Place the pizza in the oven, keeping an eye on it to prevent burning. About 30 minutes later, remove the pizza. Dot the entire pie with goat cheese while the pizza is still hot. Slice into 8 servings.

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