Slideshow: My Pie Monday: Guacamole, Merguez Sausage, Calabrian Chiles, and More!

Birthday Pie by Dmcavanagh
Birthday Pie by Dmcavanagh
"Sourdough crust, cold fermented for 3 days, was the base for this NY Style pie. Gold Medal bread flour made for a very crispy crust. Simply topped with mozzarella from a local source (Cappiello's from Schenectady, NY), and a sauce of uncooked Sclafani crushed tomatoes seasoned with oregano, basil, garlic, sea salt, and black pepper. Cooked on preheated stone in a 550 degree oven for 9 minutes. Favorite pie of my son A.J. who was celebrating his 28th birthday. I made it a 16 incher so it would fit the stone. Normally I would use this same dough for an 18" spread on a screen." dmcavanagh
TXCraig1's Cheese and Calabrian Chiles
TXCraig1's Cheese and Calabrian Chiles
"This pie was topped with tomato, sliced dry whole milk mozzarella, and a tiny pinch of oregano. After the bake I spooned on chopped Calabrian chilies sautéed in EVOO and a generous dose of the resulting chile oil." TXCraig1 
"Swirl" Pie by Olsonmatt
"Here's a pizza from last weekend. I was trying to make a "swirl" pie. You can't really see the swirl, but the pizza was interesting. I used a blend of aged mozz and sharp cheddar. I've never tried using cheddar before, but was instantly reminded of all the Greek pizza I've eaten growing up in, and living in Massachusetts. My wife smartly pointed out that the bits of cheddar melted onto the rim really made it seem that way. The cheddar crisps up in a way that mozzarella doesn't.  Dough was my standard 63% hydration made with KABF and aged for three days." olsonmatt
Baked Potato, Leek, and Black Truffle Pie from Jimmyg
Baked Potato, Leek, and Black Truffle Pie from Jimmyg
"This pizza was topped with gruyere and mozzarella cheeses, leeks, crumbled baked potato, crimini mushrooms, olive oil and finished with black winter truffles out of the oven. The flavors were truly out of this world. " Jimmyg
Freest Rolexes Go-To Peppi-Mush
Freest Rolexes Go-To Peppi-Mush
"I was lazy last week and bought some dough from my local grocer. I split that in half with a bench scraper, which yielded oblong dough segments and consequently oblong pizzas. Sauce is from Cook's Illustrated thin crust pizza recipe. Cheese is mozz, Parm, and Parm-Reg (I had small amounts of both on hand). The mushrooms were sautéed for a bit, then hit with amontillado sherry, but I should have cooked them a bit longer.  The pepperonis were pepperonis. Nothing too fancy, but peppi-mush is my go-to pizza." Freest Rolexes
Merguez Sausage Potato Pizza by amusebouche1
Merguez Sausage Potato Pizza by amusebouche1
"The other day I found a recipe for lamb stew, I thought I would turn it upside down on a pizza. Yukon gold potatoes dusted with madras curry powder, cumin, and lamb sausage. Cooked and topped with feta, bacon, onions, roasted carrots, broiled and finished with scallions and tzatziki. More pics here." amusebouche1
Billgraney's Garlic Sausage Pesto Pizza
Billgraney's Garlic Sausage Pesto Pizza
"Pesto pizza with pesto/garlic sausage, cherry tomatoes, and Parmesan plus a little crushed pine nut sprinkle." billgraney
Layer Dip Pie by Girl Loves Pizza
Layer Dip Pie by Girl Loves Pizza
"This pizza tasted like layer dip with a crispy, chip-like crust. I spread a thin layer of the smashed pinto beans on homemade pre-baked dough. Then I spread on a thick layer guacamole. Next, I added a layer of salsa and cheddar cheese. Finally, I topped the pizza with a few chopped onions and sliced black olives. I put the pizza back in the oven for 8 minutes at 450."  Girl Loves Pizza
ESNY1077's Jalapeno and Hot Sopressata
ESNY1077's Jalapeno and Hot Sopressata
"A hot sopressata and fresh jalapeno pie using a NY style pizza dough. Got the sopressata cut extra thick and I sliced the jalapenos extra thin (felt like Paulie slicing garlic in Goodfellas). The sopressata got a great char on the edge, but the thick cut kept it nice and chewy in the middle. Might have to go to serrano peppers next time as the jalapenos were barely spicier than bell peppers." ESNY1077
Sun-dried Tomato and Salami Pie by tomdorkey
Sun-dried Tomato and Salami Pie by tomdorkey
"Here is the way it looked coming off the stone on my new metal pizza peel. Ingredients were fresh mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes, peppered salami, red pepper flakes, fresh ground pepper, a blend of Parmesan and herbs, a sprinkle of olive oil, and a base of Mario Batali's tomato sauce, which I needed to use up." tomdorkey