Dino's heart-shaped pizza



The Dough – – Your regular dough is fine for this pizza but an upscale dough will work also. 
  • 3 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. of Sea Salt
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 2 T. Olive Oil
  • 2 T. fresh yeast
  • 1 1/2 c. warm water


Mix in mixer 5-7 minutes. Let stand
for 1 hour.

The Sauce: A Portobello Wine Sauce Ingredients: 
  • 1 c. chopped Roma Tomatoes
  • 1/2 c. chopped portabello mushrooms
  • 1/4 c. finely chopped shallots
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic(minced)
  • 1 c. dry white wine
  • 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 T. butter
  • pinch of sugar
  • salt and green pepper corns to taste
  • 1 tsp. fresh basil and parsley

In a hot pan put your oil and butter add shallots. Saute for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic 1 minute. Add mushrooms 1 minute then add your tomatoes. Keep cooking all together for another 3-4 minutes. Add your sugar, salt, and pepper mix together. Pour your wine in and let reduce by approximately half. Let cool then fold in your fresh herbs.

The Chicken Breast Directions:

In a hot pan add 1-2 tablespoon of fresh chopped garlic saute for 30 seconds then add 1/2 cup white wine and 1/2 cup of chicken stock. Toss your 1 T. rosemary, fresh black pepper and salt. Then place your chicken breast in pan let cook and reduce 10 minutes. Let chicken breast cool then cut into 1/2 wide strips.

Sweet Portion Directions:

Take 1 Granny Smith apple and slice into 10-12 pieces. Remove skin. In a hot pan place 2 ounces of Jack Daniel and your apples. Cook for 1 minute. Add 1 tblsp of chopped pecan, 1 T. of dried cherries and 1-2 ounces of pure maple syrup. Cook another 1-2 minutes. Add 1/4 teaspoon of all spice or any combination of cinnamon, nutmeg or cloves.

The Pizza Directions:

Cut out a 14-16 wide heart shape. You can make a better presentation and hold ingredients in by pinching edge or making a braid with dough strips. Place your sweet mix along bottom first. Then spread your mushroom wine sauce. Do not let sauce touch sweet mix. Leave 1/2 and put some cheese as barrier. Spread your chopped bocconcini. Now spread your julienne red sweet pepper and sun dried tomatoes. Next lay your chicken. Now evenly spread your braised red onion and grilled raddiccio. Now dollop goats cheese evenly across pizza. Cook for 10-15 minutes. If edge starts to darken remove pizza and wrap aluminum foil on edge and return to oven.

Additional Information

Recipe Source: Chef Submissions
Submitted By: Dino Ciccone