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Heirloom Apple Pizza

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.

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 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.

Course Appetizer/Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, bacon, fontina, heirloom apple, pizza
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • 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


  1. 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.

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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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