White Pizza, Four Cheese With Summer Corn

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Nothing screams summer more than fresh corn on the cob and beautiful summer garden tomatoes. I love a good white pizza, meaning no red sauce on top, it’s actually my favorite type of all, but I must confess in my years of making pizza I have never had or made a corn version, until now!

Yes, I have seen many photos of blogger friends ( Stacey Snacks) sitting in restaurants eating gorgeous summer pizzas showcasing fresh corn which I was very envious of because it’s not something I see here in the midwest at all.

Recently a family member dropped off some fresh corn from Wisconsin so I thought this would be a perfect time to make a white version of a corn pizza, and I’m so happy I did, and to say we loved it is an understatement!

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I also made an heirloom tomato salad to go along with it and it turned out to one one of our favorite summertime meals that I will repeat again and again!

corn pizza

At first glance this pizza may not look so fancy but don’t let that fool you, this pizza has so much flavor and texture. Nice crunchy dough topped with a combination of four cheeses, mozzarella, fontina, dreamy burrata and Parmesan, melted together it’s the perfect union!

summer pizza

The burrata cheese is scrumptious as it is, but when mingled with the corn it’s outstanding, but remember always use fresh shucked corn, never ever frozen.

corn and cheese pizza

I’ll look forward to making this pizza every summer, it’s now a top favorite and before this summer ends I’ll be making it again and again while corn is still at it’s peak.

If you’ve never had a corn pizza stop what you’re doing and make this now!

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White Pizza, Four Cheese With Summer Corn
 
Recipe adapted from The Original Dish
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Ingredients
  • 16 " round pizza pan
  • cornmeal for dusting pan along with olive oil
  • 1 pound ball of pizza dough, homemade or good quality store bought
  • 3 ears of fresh shucked corn, uncooked
  • 4 oz. shredded fontina cheese
  • 2 balls (not large) of burrata cheese
  • ¾ lb. of shredded mozzarella
  • a generous handful of grated parmesan, enough to spread all over the pizza
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh basil leaves
  • red pepper flakes optional for garnish
Instructions
  1. Note: First and foremost it's important to get your dough to room temperature so it's easy to stretch out into the pan.
  2. Coat the bottom of your pizza pan with olive oil and a dusting of cornmeal, it keeps the bottom nice and crunchy.
  3. Stretch your dough onto the pan and place it into a hot prepared oven at 480 degrees for only 5 minutes, then remove it.
  4. If it bubbles up when you take it out pierce it a few times with a fork.
  5. Now add and spread all around your fontina and mozzarella cheese, then sprinkle your grated parmesan generously all over.
  6. Open up your burrata cheese and place dots of it all over the surface.
  7. Sprinkle the fresh, uncooked corn kernels all over the top, evenly spreading them all over the pizza surface.
  8. Season with salt and pepper and a drizzle with olive oil.
  9. Bake at 480 for around 15 minutes or until bottom of crust is deep golden and cheese is all melty.
  10. Garnish with fresh basil all around and optional red pepper flakes.
  11. Enjoy!

 

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Summer Corn with Basil Butter

basil buttered corn I’m giving you a recipe today that will rock your world, two words … basil butter. You can slather it on just about anything, grilled veggies, fish, chicken, steak, burgers, eggs, pasta, polenta and mashed potatoes just to name a few, and it’s quick and easy to make!

basil butter In addition to the fresh basil there’s some garlic and lemon zest added into the butter, believe me you’ll want to make extra so you can stash it away in your freezer, it’s that good.

basil plant I love this time of year because I can walk out my back door and grab as much basil as I want, have I ever told you that basil is my favorite herb of all?

basil butter Besides making fresh basil pesto this is another great way to capture the flavors of summer. This is an old Fine Living recipe that never fails. You can shape it into a log by using plastic wrap tightening the ends as if it were a sausage, then refrigerate until firm so you can cut off coins making it easy to spread.

basil buttered corn

I love it smeared all over fresh corn on the cob, the combination basil, lemon zest and garlic is a match made in heaven!

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Basil Butter
 
Adapted from Fine Living
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup finely chopped sweet basil
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced garlic
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a bowl combine the butter, basil, garlic, lemon zest,salt and pepper.
  2. Mash with a spoon until very well combined, I like to keep turning it with a rubber spatula.
  3. Use immediately or wrap into a log and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  4. Cut into coins to use on veggies, fish, chicken, burgers, steaks, pasta, polenta, potatoes, eggs or anything else you can think of.
  5. The butter keeps well in the fridge for 2 weeks or up to a month in the freezer.

 

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