So..um, yeah...you can just go ahead and start calling me Kevin since I have all these pork recipes. What can I say? I was rooting for the guy all season and I wish he had won. Anyway, I won't go as far as to have pigs tattooed on my being, but I love me the pork. I recently came across a photo on Food Porn Daily and knew I had to come up with something that could replicate the porky, sweet, deliciousness before my eyes. This was pretty simple to come up with though I wish I had used white cheddar for the sharpness as well as it's beauty. I loved the tangy cheddar, smoky bacon, and sweet, sweet apple combo though. It can definitely be strange if you tell people that this is the kind of pizza you're making, but believe me it works. The one downside was that in my haste to make the crust, it didn't really rise as much as I wish it would have for this kind of pizza. It was still good, although a little messy to consume. Now that I have a couple balls of extra pizza dough, I am already thinking of what I can do next...
Cheddar Bacon and Caramelized Apple Pizza
(Inspired by Food Porn Daily)
1 ball pizza dough
Caramelized apples (recipe below)
4-5 slices cooked bacon
Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Extra virgin olive oil as needed
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Roll out the dough to your desired thinness. Spread the caramelized apples on an even layer over the dough. Top with the cheese and then the bacon. Bake 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Serve warm
(Adapted from Recipe Girl)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 apples, peeled, cored and diced
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
In a large skillet over medium-heat, melt butter. Add apples, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Let apples cook and caramelize, about 15 minutes, stirring every so often (reduce heat as needed). Remove skillet from heat and set apples aside to cool.