Ricotta, Tart Cherry and Italian Sausage Pizza

Good morning, friends!  I hope you had a fantastic weekend.  The weather was beyond gorgeous here and we took advantage by spending lots of time outside.  Friday night we had an easy, low-key night in (super delicious chicken dish coming your way this week) and on Saturday we went to Greenville for the spring football game (Pirates won! – hah) and lunch with Big Guy’s sister.  Saturday night was full of so much delicious food and wine.  Sunday morning involved a long walk and a social event at a local brewery.  Obviously the day ended with pizza.  And it was a good one.

ricottapizza

We used our favorite crust recipe from Seriously Delish – I highly recommend this cookbook if not just for this recipe.  But you can also find lots of deliciousness on her blog.  The unbaked crust is topped with whipped ricotta which is simply ricotta that’s been whirled in the food processor until smooth.  On top of the ricotta, lots and lots of mozzarella cheese.  Then comes the sweetness.  Dried cherries are soaked in red wine for the most glorious sweet and tart bite.  Those sweet nuggets go on top of the mozzarella followed by cooked and crumbled Italian sausage and a final sprinkle of pistachios.

The flavor and ingredient combo is so unexpected but it’s so unbelievable perfect.

Sundays are so much better when there’s pizza.

 

 

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