Nutty Apple Cheddar Pizza

Nutty Apple Cheddar Pizza

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  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total: 50 min
  • Serving: 8
By far, this is my favorite pizza, a beckoning treat of varied tastes and textures. The honey and apple imbue a sweet-tart tenderness that compliments the sharp richness of the cheddar. A crisp crust and toasty walnuts add first a contrasting crunch that softens to a satisfying chewiness.

Ingredients

  • One recipe Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
  • Toppings
  • 1 ¼ pounds pippin or granny smith apple, cored, very thinly sliced
  • Juice of one lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch or two black pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 ounces chopped walnuts (about a ½ cup)
  • 6 ounces of cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1 ½ cups)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. If using a pizza stone, preheat for at least 30 minutes to get stone to appropriate temperature.
  3. Roll dough into a 14-inch circle or fit into a 14-inch pizza pan sprayed with cooking spray or wiped with olive oil.
  4. If baking the pizza directly on a pizza stone, place dough on a pizza peel dusted with cornmeal.
  5. Form a rim to hold in the toppings.
  6. Place apple slices in a bowl and toss with lemon, cinnamon, black pepper and salt.
  7. Place honey in a microwave-safe dish and microwave for 20 seconds to warm.
  8. Warm honey is easier to pour.
  9. Drizzle honey over the crust.
  10. Evenly spread apple slices in a single layer on the crust, overlapping if needed.
  11. Sprinkle on chopped walnuts and top with cheddar cheese.
  12. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and the crust is lightly browned.
  13. Let cool slightly before cutting.

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