Category Archives: Apple

Apple Bacon Cheddar Pizza Recipe

Apple Bacon Cheddar Pizza

Apple Bacon Cheddar Pizza

Ingredients

Apple, bacon, and cheddar are becoming one of my most favorite pizza combinations. What’s interesting to me is that this pizza turns out different each time I make it. Check out this post from November 2011 and another from October 2012. Two different strategies make this version stand out from the others. First, my friend Sara showed me how to slice the onions super thin, making caramelizing easier. Second, rather than putting the toppings on one topping at a time we added them more randomly. This made for nice flavor distribution and nice presentation. This apple, bacon, and cheddar recipe is sweet and savory, and so delicious!

Apple Sausage Pizza Recipe

Apple Sausage Pizza

Apple Sausage Pizza

Ingredients

Notes: The 31st Annual Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival inspired this pizza. I picked up some fresh apples from the friendly students at Cornell Orchards and knew I had to make a pizza. After a quick stop at GreenStar Natural Foods Market for some organic ingredients I was ready to assemble. A light spread of Annie’s Goddess Dressing helped keep the dough from drying out. My husband said the flavors of the apples, onions, cheddar cheese, and sausage were an excellent combination.

Apple, Cheddar, Bacon Pizza Recipe

Apple, Cheddar, Bacon Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Chopped turkey bacon
  • Caramelized yellow onion
  • Lightly sauteed Granny Smith apple
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Homemade pizza dough

Apple and Strawberry Dessert Pizza Recipe

Apple and Strawberry Dessert Pizza

Dessert pizzas are as much fun to make as they are to eat. My sisters and I had a lot of fun putting this one together and there weren’t any leftovers at the end of the night.

1. Chop an organic pink lady apple
2. Place the apple in a pan with butter over medium heat until it slightly softens
3. Slice the strawberries in half
4. Bake the pizza dough for 6 minutes at 475 degrees on a pizza stone
5. Spread Nutella Spread on the dough
6. Assemble the fruit toppings

Apple and strawberry dessert pizza is perfect if you are looking for a quick and easy pizza pizza to make with kids. The pizza has a lot of sugar, but it is a delicious treat!

Pork Chop Pizza Recipe

Pork Chop Pizza

Pork chop pizza is fairly unique on its own, but using apple sauce as a base makes this pizza pretty special. I thought the apple sauce might make the dough soggy, but the crust remained light and crispy. The apple sauce stayed sweet and tart and complemented the pork chop and caramelized onions so well.

I started by caramelizing the onions in pan over medium heat. Then I seasoned a pork chop with salt and pepper and grilled it on my George Foreman Grill. To assemble the pizza I spread a generous portion of Santa Cruz Organic Apple Apricot Sauce across the pre-baked dough. Next, I sprinkled mozzarella cheese over the apple sauce. Finally, I topped the pizza with a sliced golden delicious apple, caramelized onions, and the pork chop. If I make this pizza again I think I’ll use a cheese with more flavor – perhaps Swiss cheese.

Thanksgiving Pizza Recipe

Thanksgiving Pizza

The menu for the day after Thanksgiving usually includes a turkey sandwich for lunch and turkey casserole or turkey soup for dinner. But this year I decided to forgo the traditional recipes and turn the leftovers from one of my favorite meals of the year into a pizza.

Our Thanksgiving day leftovers included mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, roasted vegetables, and turkey.  I pre-baked my dough and then spread on a layer of mashed potatoes. Then I added the stuffing, corn, and mixed vegetables. Next, I cut the turkey into small pieces and arranged it on top. I put the pizza back in the oven for 10 minutes, removed it, and then drizzled on some warm gravy.

Special credit goes to my mother-in-law who cooked this wonderful Thanksgiving meal and gave me the leftovers. My day after Thanksgiving pizza was like having Thanksgiving dinner all over again. The turkey remained moist, the flavors from  the apple in the stuffing popped, and the veggies were just right. I hope my Thanksigiving pizza recipe becomes an annual tradition.

Apple, Bacon and Caramelized Onion Pizza Recipe

Apple Bacon Caramelized Onion Pizza

Autumn is a season full of wonderful flavors. I especially love all foods that include apples. Last year I topped two different pizzas with apples. Both were good, but I wanted to try something different.

Now that I have successfully caramelized onions a couple of times, I decided to make them for this pizza. Along with the onions, I sauteed a Granny Smith apple and crisped bacon in the toaster oven. After pre-baking the dough, I sprinkled on cheddar cheese, then added the onions, apple and bacon. I let it bake until the cheese started to bubble.

The only things wrong with this pizza was that it was too small. It was so good! The cheddar cheese tasted amazing with the caramelized onions and apples. And bacon, it’s so good with anything. My apple, bacon and caramelized onion pizza recipe was a perfect fall dish!