Pi Day, Pie Day, Pizza Day!
Today we celebrate Pi Day and Einstein’s Birthday! What’s Pi Day, you ask?
It’s a celebration of Pi (π) 3.14, because, it’s March 14th!
Pi Day was the best classroom holiday. It didn’t matter if school wasn’t let out — nothing compared to that one day when we’d combine a routine math lesson plan with pies and other circular treats. My favorite kind of pie: pizza!
Much like the endless digits in Pi, the toppings you can choose for pizza are limitless. Let’s take the time to celebrate this March 14th with a healthy yet decadent take on the classic pizza.
Skip the cheese, and switch things up with a sweet and rich paste that’s a far cry from your basic tomato sauce. Baked in a cast iron skillet, this recipe makes the crispiest crust and fluffiest dough. And the best part? Painlessly simple cleanup.
Vegan Cast-Iron Deep Dish Pizza
1 refrigerated pizza dough
2 c chopped lacinato kale
½ large onion, chopped and caramelized
1 ripe bosc pear, sliced into slivers
Pinch of sea salt
Sweet potato puree:
2-3 small sweet potatoes
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of pepper
1 tbsp. olive oil
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Boil pot of water. Rinse, peel and cube sweet potatoes. Boil until tender, 10-12 min.
- Sautee onion in olive oil over medium heat, stirring gently until caramelized. Set aside.
- Put sweet potato in a food processor and blend into a puree.
- Stretch pizza dough out in a greased 10-12” cast iron skillet.
- Spread sweet potato puree over dough and sprinkle with pinch of sea salt.
- Arrange pear slices across puree.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove skillet from oven and top with chopped kale and caramelized onions.
- Continue baking pizza for 30 more minutes, removing when the crust is golden brown.
**Spruce it up with some cheese or extra veggies if you’d like!
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