Friday, December 18, 2009

Cheddar Bacon and Caramelized Apple Pizza

Cheddar Bacon and Caramelized Apple Pizza, 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

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

Caramelized Apples
(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.

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Erica said...

I love Kevin too! He is just adorable. I love the combo of apple and cheese so I'm sure this is super tasty! Happy almost weekend

Jenn said...

Mmmm...bacon, cheese, apple. *drool* I need to definitely try this.

Dawn said...

omg woman! make this for me when I come visit? please. hello?

Diana said...

Haha I KNEW IT! You really are turning into a Kevin! :) But since I adored Kevin this year, that's a-okay by me. Bring on the bacon!

Happy vacation!!!

Junglefrog said...

I don't think this a strange flavor combination for a pizza at all! In fact I think it is a brilliant one!!

Foodycat said...

That's a brilliant combination! I never would have thought to put it on a pizza.

Karen said...

This sounds SO good! I grew up in New England and we always had a slice of cheddar with our apple pies, so this is right up my alley! Those flavors are just great together.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

What a delicious combo! I could go for this any time!

Shannon said...

i just threw bacon in cookies, so no worries here :) this sounds amazing!!!

Kevin said...

Nice looking pizza! I recently tried an apple and gorgonzola pizza that I really enjoyed. Apples work well with cheese in pizza form!

Sippity Sup said...

That is indeed an impressive combination of flavors! GREG

Kerstin said...

I was rooting for Kevin too. LOVE this pizza, it looks great!

Olga said...

ooh cheddar and apples are a great combo. The pizza looks delicious.