Not made with candy corn—which is useful for decorating but may just be the sweetest candy in the world—but made to look like candy corn, which is a much tastier proposition. When you cut the hot pizza into triangles, the melted orange and white cheeses produce slices that look like big pieces of candy corn. You can use either a prebaked pizza crust, such as Boboli, or the ready-made pizza dough that can usually be found in the refrigerator section of the grocery store. You can also use either a jar of pizza sauce or a 6-ounce can of tomato sauce with basil, which is lighter tasting and doesn't have added sugar. Pizza is so forgiving—whatever you use, it will be good.
Servings: Serves 4–6
- 1 large pizza crust or 1 pound pizza dough
- 1 cup pizza sauce
- 8 ounces (2 cups) shredded mozzarella
- 4 ounces (1 cup) shredded orange cheddar cheese
Preheat the oven to 450°. Put the pizza crust (or spread the pizza dough into a round) on a baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. Smooth the sauce over the crust. Scatter the mozzarella in a thick circle in the very center of the pizza. Scatter the cheddar around the remaining space, leaving a visible rim of sauce and crust. (Keep the two cheeses as separate as possible so they melt into distinct rings of color for the best effect.)
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes if using a prebaked crust, or 20 minutes if using pizza dough. Cut into candy-corn triangles (which will show a white mozzarella tip, then an orange cheese middle and a line of red sauce and white crust), and serve immediately.
Reprinted with permission from Ghoulish Goodies, published by Storey Publishing, LLC., September 2009.