One of the many cooking blogs I follow had a write up about October being Apple month and there was a recipe for apple pizza, it was really more of a dessert pizza, but it did inspire me. I then came across a champagne cheddar at Costco and knew the pizza gods were speaking to me and I had to create this pizza. So what goes better with cheese and apple then caramelized onions and crunchy pig bits – pizza crust! This pizza was truly magical – sweet onions, salty pork, creamy cheese and tart apples – mmmmm! Needless to say there were no leftovers.
8 oz pizza dough (I like thin crust)
6 oz grated white cheddar cheese
4 oz pancetta, browned and crispy
4 sweet onions, thinly sliced
1 large granny smith or baking apple thinly sliced
Preheat oven to 425.
In a 12 inch skillet, toss onions with a little oil and 1/4 c water, cook over medium heat until they soften. Cover and continue to cook on low heat, adding water 1/8 c at a time to keep from drying out. I start these early and just cook until they are done, it usually takes an hour or so.
Roll put dough very thin. I just use my fingers to press it out into the shape I want.
Spread onions over the dough, top with pancetta, cheese and apples. Bake for 5- 10 minutes until everything starts to brown. I finished mine under the broiler to get the apples a little crispy – If you do this stay near and keep a close eye on your pizza, broilers have a way with burning if you don’t watch the closely.
Serves 2 – 4.
9 WW PP per serving, 4 servings.