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Pesto Pizza

Note: This recipe is for making a 12” Pizza. See "Heritage Pizza Crust" recipe for making your pizza crust.
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Ingredients

  • 4 oz (94 g) Basil Pesto
  • 1-2 tbsp Water
  • Walnuts crushed into small pieces (to taste)
  • Parmigiano Reggiano or Mozzarella (to taste)

Instructions

  • To make one 12” pizza you need about 4 ounces of Pesto.
  • Combine 4 ounces (113g) of Pesto with a little water and mix it in so that the
    mixture is thin enough to spread on a pizza crust. One or two tablespoons of added water should be enough.
  • The mixture will spread on the crust more easily if it has warmed up a bit so I like to soften the oil by leaving it sitting out on the counter for a couple of hours before using.
  • Spread on your crust almost but not quite to the edge. Add the crushed *walnuts, sprinkle with some Parmesan or Mozzarella, or some of each.
  • Note: We use walnuts instead of pine nuts due to Pine Mouth or Pine Nut Syndrome explained well and humorously in this article from Bon Appetit Magazine:
    https://www.bonappetit.com/story/pine-nut-mouth-syndrome
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