Homemade chunky mole sauce (vidalia onion, garlic, tomato puree, molasses, pureed chipotle in adobo, honey, maple syrup, ancho chile powder, habanero powder, cinnamon, allspice, cayenne, ground cloves, salt & pepper, sliced almonds, blue corn tortilla chips, fresh mango, golden raisins, semi-sweet chocolate), manchego cheese, sliced avocado, cherry tomatoes (from our garden!), golden raisins, pine nuts
1 ball pizza dough
flour for dusting
semolina flour for the pizza stone
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1-2 avocados, sliced
1 medium wedge manchego cheese
For the mole sauce:
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 small vidalia onion, coarsely chopped
3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
3 cups vegetable stock (or chicken stock, if you prefer)
1 ½ cups tomato puree
¼ cup chipotle in adobo, pureed
4 tablespoons molasses
1 tablespoon honey
1 ½ tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
1 teaspoon habanero powder
1 teaspoon cayenne
¾ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon ground cloves
salt & pepper
¼ cup sliced almonds
¼ cup crushed blue corn tortilla chips
½ cup chopped fresh mango
¼ cup golden raisins, plus another handful for topping
1 ½ oz semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
Preheat your oven to 550° F, or as hot as it will go. See the steps on the right for instructions on preparing the dough.
Heat the canola oil in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook them for about 4 minutes, until they begin to soften. Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Stir in the vegetable stock, tomato puree, chipotle, molasses, honey, maple syrup, ancho chile powder, habanero powder, cayenne, cinnamon, allspice, and ground cloves, and sprinkle with salt & pepper.
Bring the mole to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes. Then add the almonds, chips, mangoes & raisins. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes, until the mangoes are soft and the sauce has reduced by about half. Keep tasting the sauce as you go—if it’s too spicy, you can add a little more tomato puree or any of the sweeter ingredients. Keep in mind that you will also be adding chocolate shortly.
Once the mixture is reduced, increase the heat to high and add the chocolate. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
When the oven is preheated and you’ve baked the dough for about a minute, take it out and brush it lightly with olive oil. Spoon out the chunky mole mixture until the pizza is covered—you don’t have to use it all, in fact you will probably have a decent amount leftover.
Then, using a cheese cutter, shave off thin sliced of the manchego on top of the mole. Next add the avocado slices, cherry tomatoes and remaining golden raisins. Put the pizza in the oven until the cheese has melted and the crust is golden brown, and then it’s ready to serve!