Now that it’s fall, it’s time to turn our attention to one of our favorite fruits: apples. Inspired by these beautiful heirloom apples from Frieda’s, we decided to make an heirloom apple pizza.
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 bakes in the pizza it turns juicy but not super-sweet. We gave it a little more of a classic pizza 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 have the kids asking for seconds).
Heirloom Apple Pizza
Heirloom Apple Pizza
This heirloom apple pizza, made with Fontina cheese and bacon, brings out all of the great flavors of fall.
- 1 1-pound packaged pizza dough (we used Trader Joe's brand)
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 medium heirloom apple, cored and 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.
If (like us), you love fruits added to pizza to make a savory-sweet topping, we’ve got another great pizza for you. Check out our Strawberry Pizza with Fontina and Arugula.
Want even 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. Additionally, all opinions expressed are our own.
These looks FABULOUS Jeanne. Can’t wait to try this recipe!!
I really love this! It screams fall, and has that sweet-sour-savory flavor combination that I love! YUM!
That’s a good way to describe it! Thanks!
…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!
Yay! Thanks for stopping by, Suzanne!
They were awesome!! Perfect dinner to end our week 🙂 made them on our Big Green Egg which always adds to whatever we make!
I love dessert pizzas! Extra points that they’re amazing and apple 🙂
Thanks, Ashley! You don’t have to wait until dessert to eat this one though! : )