Make Ahead

Pizza Pie Sunny Side Up

December  7, 2010
4 Ratings
  • Serves 8-10
Author Notes

I love Pizza, and this recipe idea is memorable, tasty fun for kids from 1 to 92 on Christmas morning while gifts are being torn open and new gadgets are being put together, in fact, it is delicious fun for a variety of breakfast occasions! —lapadia

What You'll Need
  • DOUGH: can be made the night before and refrigerated. Remove 2 hours before working with it the next morning.
  • 2-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 packet rapid rise yeast
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons room temperature water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil – optional
  • TOPPINGS - use the cheese of your choice or the following suggestions:
  • 1/2 lb low-moisture Mozzarella sliced paper thin
  • 4-5 large garlic cloves, smashed and finely diced
  • 2 large Roma tomatoes sliced paper thin
  • Optional - 1/2 cup finely diced prosciutto or crumbled bacon
  • 8 eggs each cracked into its own small ramekin – refrigerate until needed (NOTE this is the way I like to prep, but it is optional)
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed between your fingers, or herb of choice
  • Pecorino cheese micro plane grated
  • Olive oil
  1. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Add the water and olive oil, stir until soft dough forms (if the dough is too dry add extra water a tablespoon at a time).
  2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead, adding more flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic – about 10 minutes.
  3. Lightly coat a large bowl with oil, place the dough in the bowl, turning it to oil the top. Cover with plastic wrap. Place in a warm, draft-free place and let rise until doubled, 1-1/2 hours.
  4. Oil a 15 x 10 x 1 inch jelly roll pan. Punch the dough down and place in the center of the pan, stretch and flatten it out as far as you can. Cover it with plastic warp and let it rise for about 1 hour or until puffy and nearly doubled.
  5. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  6. With your fingertips, press the dough to make dimples all over the surface, leaving a 1/2 inch border all around.
  7. Drizzle with olive oil and scatter the garlic. Scatter some pecorino. Arrange slices of mozzarella on top. Arrange slices of tomato.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the pizza from the oven, with the back of a spoon, make indentations for the eggs. Carefully place an egg in each indentation. Optional: Scatter the prosciutto or crumbled bacon.
  9. Bake until the crust is golden and the egg yolks are cooked. Remove from the oven add fresh ground pepper, a sprinkle of oregano or herb of choice and pecorino. Let cool for 3-5 minutes, remove to a rack. Slice and serve.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • hardlikearmour
  • ashleychasesdinner
  • boulangere
  • lapadia
  • MyCommunalTable

12 Reviews

Sharon B. November 17, 2011
What a great idea! We will be trying this.
lapadia November 17, 2011
Thanks, Sharon :) Have fun and Enjoy!!
hardlikearmour November 17, 2011
Yum! Love eggs on pizza, especially with runny yolks. And pizza for breakfast is a wonderful idea.
lapadia November 17, 2011
Yes, thanks, HLA :) I hope you will try this while tearing open Santa's presents...
ashleychasesdinner November 16, 2011
Eggs on pizza, I love it! My husband will think he died and went to heaven to have his favorites, pizza and eggs! This lloks wonderful!
drbabs November 16, 2011
My husband, too!
lapadia November 17, 2011
@ a_s_p, @ drbabs - Thanks! I hope you will give this a try and by all means tweak the cheese to fit your mood! :)
boulangere November 16, 2011
The instant I saw the heavenly photo, I knew this would have your sweet name beneath it. Love it so! Eggs on a pizza are simply divine.
lapadia November 16, 2011
Thanks, B! :)
lapadia December 7, 2010
Thanks, MCT, wishing you and your family a fun time munching on pizza for breakfast, and Happy Holidays too!
MyCommunalTable December 7, 2010
This looks great. What a great idea for Christmas morning. I have saved it and I will be making it.
lapadia December 7, 2010
oops...reply above! hate when I do that :)