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Honey and Za? A-Ha!

Our beloved, ever-versatile honey goes with pizza in so many delicious ways

Sing with us: When you add honey – oh, my! – to a big pizza pie … that’s amore.

From dipping your pizza crust into a cup of honey to drizzling the golden goodness atop a pepperoni pie, honey and pizza has always been a popular combo. You can even bake honey right into your pizza crust to give it a mouthwatering flavor your friends and family can’t resist.

And because October is National Pizza Month, we thought this would be a fine time to share three of our favorite pizza recipes that use honey. Pizza and honey? Yes, for us, it most certainly is amore.

Photo of honey and goat cheese pizza

Honey Goat Cheese Pizza

Ingredients

3 tbsp Sue Bee® honey

1 lb pizza dough, homemade or bought premade

2 tbsp shaved Parmesan

2 tbsp fresh sage, finely chopped

5 oz soft goat cheese, crumbled

1 tbsp chopped cashews

Olive oil for brushing on dough

Corn meal to sprinkle on pizza stone or baking sheet

Directions

Knead the dough into a thin crust on a floured surface. (Or, if you’re using a premade tube of pizza dough, just unroll the dough.) Let the dough sit for 5 minutes.

Place a pizza stone on a rack in the lower third of your oven. Preheat the oven to 475°F for at least 30 minutes. If you don’t have a pizza stone, you can use a pizza pan or a thick baking sheet.

Brush dough top with olive oil. Use your fingertips to press down and make dents along the surface of the dough to prevent bubbling. Brush the top of the dough with olive oil and then let rest another 5 minutes.

Add the crumbled goat cheese and cashews and top with Parmesan. Sprinkle corn meal on the pizza stone or baking sheet (careful, it’s hot!), slide the pizza onto it, put in the oven and cook for 6–8 minutes, or until the crust is cooked through and the cheese is melted. 

Remove from oven and top with the fresh sage and drizzle with Sue Bee® honey. Enjoy!

Photo of honey and salami pizza

Honey-Kissed Salami Pizza

Ingredients

4 tbsp Sue Bee® honey

1 lb pizza dough, homemade or bought premade

1 cup pizza sauce

2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella

5 slices provolone cheese

14 slices hard salami (cut thin)

Olive oil for brushing on dough

Corn meal for sprinkling on baking sheet

Directions

Preheat the oven to 475°F.

Drizzle olive oil over the bottom of baking sheet. Sprinkle the cornmeal over the surface evenly and then press the pizza dough over the bottom of the baking sheet pan. Try to stretch the dough as thinly as possible. 

Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the crust, then add the mozzarella over the top. Tear small pieces of the Provolone cheese and add it evenly over the mozzarella. Arrange the salami slices on top. 

Bake the pizza for 12–15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown around the outside and the cheese is melted.

As soon as you take the pizza out of the oven, drizzle the honey over the salami pieces and the outer edges of the crust. Yum!

Photo of honey pizza dough

Homemade Honey Pizza Dough

Ingredients

1 cup warm water

2 tbsp Sue Bee® honey

1 tbsp olive oil

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp salt

2 tsp dry yeast (or pizza yeast)

1 tbsp olive oil

Directions

In a bowl, combine water, oil and honey and set aside. 

In a mixer with a dough hook (or large bowl and wooden spoon), combine the flour, yeast and salt. Add the water mixture and stir until it forms a soft ball. Knead the dough for about 2 or 3 minutes in the stand mixer or on a floured surface. The dough should be smooth and firm. 

Place in lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let it rise for about 1 hour, or until the dough doubles in size. 

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