Lemon on a pizza? Teamed with red onion and two Italian cheeses (Piave and fontina), it makes a uniquely delicious topping. Martha made this recipe on "Martha Bakes" episode 1104.

Martha Stewart Living, May 2009


Mike Krautter

Recipe Summary

Makes one 12-inch pizza


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place a pizza stone on floor of gas oven (remove racks) or bottom rack of electric oven. Preheat oven to at least 500 degrees for 1 hour.

  • Meanwhile, arrange onion and lemon slices over dough, leaving a 1-inch border. Distribute cheeses evenly; top with rosemary. Season with pepper; drizzle with oil.

  • Switch oven to broiler setting. Align edge of peel with edge of stone. Tilt peel, jerking it gently to move pizza. When edge of pizza touches stone, quickly pull back peel to transfer pizza to stone. (Do not move pizza.) Broil until bubbles begin to form in crust, 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce temperature to 500 degrees, and bake until crust is crisp and golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes more. (If not using broiler, bake pizza 10 to 15 minutes total.) Remove pizza from oven using peel. Slice and serve.

Cook's Notes

Piave is a sweet and nutty aged cow's milk cheese, available at specialty-food stores. Any Parmesan can be substituted.


You can also just use 3 ounces of Piave cheese, shaved, to top this pizza.


Reviews (3)

15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5.0 stars
Delicious as written. The technique of broiling first and baking after worked perfectly. One technical note: Drizzling the oil at the end meant dripping oil and a smoky pizza stone so next time I'll skip that step and just brush the crust before I start layering. I poached the lemon slices for a couple minutes to remove the bitterness but they were still fresh and bright.
Rating: 5 stars
I love all things citrus & this pizza is da bomb!
Rating: Unrated
This pizza is actually refreshing! The combo of lemon, onion, and Piave is fantastic.
Rating: Unrated
This pizza is amazing, one of the best I've ever had! I'm an adventuous pizza eater - but lemons? really? well - it was wonderful - a must try