Lemon Ricotta Pizza with Herbs and Honey

Yields Serves 4

Prep Time 20 min

Cook Time 25 min

Total Time 45 mins

A totally unique pizza with lemons, lavender and honey.

Ingredients

    For the Lavender Honey

    • 1/2 cup honey
    • 2 Tbsp lavender

    For the Pizza Dough: Make your own or use pre-made. Mine came from Whole Foods and was perfect but some pizza places will also sell you fresh dough

    • 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
    • 3 lemons; VERY thinly sliced, rind included; cut each slice into half. (I did not do this but now recommend it!)
    • 2 Tbsp olive oil; additional for brushing cookware surface if necessary
    • 1 medium onion
    • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
    • 3 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
    • 2 -3 Tbsp fresh sage, thinly sliced
    • 4 Tbsp pine nuts

    Directions

      To Make the Lavender Honey:

      1. Mix lavender and honey in small saucepan; gently heat while preparing pizza to allow the honey to be infused with lavender flavor.

      To Make the Pizza:

      1. Heat oven to 400.
      2. Cook onion in olive oil til soft and starting to brown. Add balsamic vinegar and cook another minute or two.
      3. Brush oil olive in round or rectangular pan or use pizza stone.
      4. Spread pizza to edge of pan.
      5. Cook for 5 minutes in oven.
      6. Spread 1 cup of ricotta cheese over top of dough.
      7. Spread caramelized onion over ricotta.
      8. Evenly place lemon slices over cheese and onions.
      9. Sprinkle rosemary, sage and pine nuts over pizza.
      10. Dollop remaining ricotta cheese over entire pizza.
      11. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are brown; cut into serving pieces
      12. Remove honey from heat and pour into small pitcher. Serve pizza and pass the honey to drizzle on top.
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