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Apple Gorgonzola Pizza

This savory apple gorgonzola pizza is made with sautéed apples over mozzarella and gorgonzola cheeses, and is topped with a fig jam sauce and pecans. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 145kcal

Ingredients

  • dough for one pizza (use classic or original crust) Do not use thin or bistro crust pizza dough
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 medium size apples, cored and thinly sliced Use 3 apples for a very large pizza
  • 1 orange, juiced (~½ cup orange juice)
  • 2 ounces crumbled gorgonzola cheese (or blue cheese)
  • 5 ounces fresh mozzarella low-moisture mozzarella works best
  • 1 tablespoon fig jam (or orange marmalade)
  • 1 tablespoon hot water Or use leftover orange juice from cooking the apples
  • cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425° F.
    Prepare pizza dough by brushing with oil.
    Heat butter over medium heat in large pan. When the butter melts, add apples. Cook apples for 2-3 minutes, and then add orange juice. Cover and allow apples to soften. Remove apple slices from pan, and allow to cool.
    Cook Apples Until Softened
  • Sprinkle both cheeses across the pizza dough, leaving a thin border for the crust.
    If your crust is very small or very large, you might need to adjust the amount of cheese accordingly.
    Add Mozzarella + Gorgonzola To Pizza
  • Layer apples concentrically over cheese in a single layer.
    Keep in mind that each slice of apple should have cheese below it, otherwise the apple slices will slide off the pizza after baking. Avoid excessively overlapping the apple slices.
    Top the Cheese with Apple Slices
  • In a small bowl, mix fig jam and half the hot water (or use a splash of leftover orange juice).
    Stir until jam dissolves into a syrup. Add more water if it's still too thick to pour. Drizzle fig mixture over pizza. Top pizza with pecans.
    Drizzle Pizza with Jam + Top with Pecans
  • Cook pizza 15-18 minutes, or until crust is golden and cheese has melted. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
    Bake Until the Crust is Golden

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 1mg