Fresh Mozzarella Pizza

Ingredients

1 pound store-bought pizza dough
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves minced
1/4 pound fresh mozzarella cheese cut ⅛" slices
3 plum tomatoes thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Preparation

1
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Using your fingertips or the heel of your hand, spread the dough to cover the bottom of a 12-inch pizza pan, creating a rim at the edges. With a fork, prick the dough 15 to 20 times.
2
In a small bowl, combine the olive oil and garlic; mix well and brush over the crust. Top with the cheese and tomato slices. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until the crust is crisp and brown.
3
Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the basil. Slice and serve immediately.
4
This recipe yields 8 servings.
5
Serving size: 1 slice.
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Comments: You'll usually find delicate-tasting fresh mozzarella packed in whey or water. And if you're lucky enough to find buffalo mozzarella, made from a combination of water buffalo milk and cow's milk, give it a try. It's the most sought-after type of fresh mozzarella, with a much softer texture than regular mozzarella.

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Yield:

8.0 servings

Added:

December 16, 2009

Creator:

Anonymous

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