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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!

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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!

Roasted Garlic, Caramelized Onion, Zucchini Pizza Recipe

Photo by Dawn Fulmer

The third pizza created while I was in Indiana was a true collaboration. I suggested creating a pizza using zucchini picked from Uncle Al’s garden. Uncle Al decided we should include roasted garlic. We mashed it up with some olive oil before spreading it on the dough. My cousin Dawn had the brilliant idea to add caramelized onions. I have attempted caramelized onions in the past but haven’t had the patience to let them caramelize. Uncle Al taught me the proper technique and they turned out beautiful. My Aunt Dianna suggested using sliced parmesan cheese. On top of the cheese we added the sliced zucchini and the caramelized onions.

This pizza looked beautiful before we baked it, and smelled mouthwatering when we removed it from the oven. The flavors of this pizza married so well together. The sweetness from the caramelized onions, roasted garlic and fresh zucchini tasted amazing with the rich, sharp flavor of the parmesan cheese. I look forward to using caramelized onions in some of my future pizza creations.