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Thanks a lot, summer. You wowed us with your tomatoes and your basil, and then you left us. Is it any wonder we’re thinking about ditching the tomatoes and giving a fall makeover to our favorite foods like pizza? Don’t get us wrong – we loved every last bit of those summer flavors. But now that the temperature is starting to dip, we’ve been inspired to make some pizza with these beautiful heirloom apples from Frieda’s.

A selection of Cortland, Cox’s Orange Pippin, and Ribbston Pippin apples from Frieda’s

Why heirloom apples? They have that crisp, crunchy fall taste, with a little bit of tart mixed in with the sweet, and the all-around deliciousness of a good old-fashioned apple.

“But why apple pizza?!?” moans our kid in the background. Well, once the apple gets cooked up in the pizza it’s juicy but not super-sweet. We gave it a little more of a classic flavor by adding a little salty (bacon) and creamy (Fontina) flavors. The result: A tasty fall pizza that’ll send your taste buds soaring (and had the kids asking for seconds).

Heirloom Apple Pizza

1 medium pizza dough (we used a 1-pound package from Trader Joe’s)

1 T. extra-virgin olive oil

1 medium heirloom apple, cored and very thinly sliced

2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

4 ounces Fontina cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Shape the pizza dough as desired. Brush liberally with olive oil. Spread the apple slices and bacon crumbles evenly over the pizza. Top with grated Fontina cheese. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is golden brown. Serves 4.

Want more pizza? We’re proud to be a part of this #PizzaParty hosted by Priscilla of She’s Cookin. Check out her Easy Butternut Squash Gluten-Free Pizza and more ideas from other favorite bloggers.

Blogger disclosure: Frieda’s sent us heirloom apples to sample. We did not receive compensation for this post. All opinions expressed are our own.

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9 Responses to Heirloom Apple Pizza

  1. Amelia Winslow September 25, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    These looks FABULOUS Jeanne. Can’t wait to try this recipe!!

    • Jeanne September 25, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

      Thanks, Amelia!

  2. Laura @ Family Spice September 25, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    I really love this! It screams fall, and has that sweet-sour-savory flavor combination that I love! YUM!

    • Jeanne September 25, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

      That’s a good way to describe it! Thanks!

  3. Suzanne Schenker September 26, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    …just picked up my pizza dough and fontina on our way home from picking Honey Crips and Crimson Crisps!! Can’t wait to make this tomorrow night!

    • Jeanne September 26, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

      Yay! Thanks for stopping by, Suzanne!

      • Suzanne September 27, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

        They were awesome!! Perfect dinner to end our week 🙂 made them on our Big Green Egg which always adds to whatever we make!

  4. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) September 27, 2013 at 7:05 am #

    I love dessert pizzas! Extra points that they’re amazing and apple 🙂

    • Jeanne September 27, 2013 at 8:18 am #

      Thanks, Ashley! You don’t have to wait until dessert to eat this one though! : )

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