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New Haven Clam Pizza

 New Haven Clam Pizza
This appetizer is the perfect start to any meal. It's always been a big hit with our family and friends. —Susan Seymour, Valatie, New York
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cans (6-1/2 ounces each) chopped clams, drained
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add sugar; let stand for 5
  • minutes. Add the flour, salt and oil; beat until smooth. Cover and
  • let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Punch dough down. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased
  • 14-in. pizza pan; build up edges slightly. Prick dough several times
  • with a fork.
  • Bake at 425° for 6-8 minutes. Sprinkle remaining ingredients over
  • crust in order listed. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until crust is
  • golden and cheese is melted. Cut into wedges. Yield: 8 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 252 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 519 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.