Prosciutto Pizza with Lemon, Blue Cheese and Shaved Asparagus

Ok, seriously, hear me out for just a minute. I know you were weirded out by the “lemon” word.

Yes, there is, in fact, lemon on this pizza. Now, don’t run away, please – you need to see this through.

Do you trust me?

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If not, you should by now. I haven’t betrayed you yet, have I?

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Our relationship should be solid by this point.

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Prosciutto Pizza with Lemon, Blue Cheese and Shaved Asparagus

Ingredients

  • 1 batch pizza crust (keep in fridge until ready to use)
  • 4 oz blue cheese
  • 8 oz block cream cheese, at room temperature.
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 package prosciutto (about 4 oz), cut into ribbons
  • 1/4 pound fresh asparagus, washed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 500.
  • Mix the cheeses together in a bowl with a fork, making sure they are incorporated thoroughly; set aside.
  • Snap the ends off of asparagus and shave using a peeler or paring knife.
  • Using half of the pizza dough, spread with your fingers (you probably want to put some oil on your hands first) onto a cast iron skillet that has been drizzled with olive oil. Spread the dough up the sides of the skillet.
  • Spread half of the cream cheese mixture over crust; add lemon slices, prosciutto and shaved asparagus.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden around the edges.
  • Make another pizza with the rest of the dough or keep in fridge for later!
http://www.dixiechikcooks.com/prosciutto-pizza-with-lemon-blue-cheese-and-shaved-asparagus/

I have been planning this pizza in my mind for about 5 years. I can’t explain why, I just know I have been. I have to tell you that when I tasted it I was so incredibly satisfied with the outcome that I was scared I would eat the whole pizza before I got pics.

Seriously.

Imagine the tartness of lemon combined with salty blue cheese, prosciutto, and slightly nuttiness of the asparagus. Come on, give the tart little lemon a chance.

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See, I don’t steer you wrong, do I?

xoxo

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9 Comments:

  1. What’s up, I check your new stuff like every week. Your story-telling style is awesome, keep doing what you’re doing!
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  2. I love spring rolls but never thought of them with a Mediterranean twist! Yum!
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  3. What deliciousness! Love it.
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  4. What a beautiful creation. Yes, I trust you. I can’t wait to give this a try. You really did put all of my favorite things in this pizza. 🙂
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  5. I think this sounds delicious, and it’s so pretty!
    Connie
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  6. Love the new blog look – so chik chic! As for this pizza well the picture has just killed me…. ok I’m back up off the floor and as usual, always regretting that I’m not in Alabama in the house next door. XO Hugs too.
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