I LOVE pizza, like love-love-love it. I could eat it 7 days a week for breakfast lunch and dinner if it didn’t make my ass look like cottage cheese aka BAD cellulite. Problem is, if my fiance was more of a fan of it, I WOULD eat it seven days a week. I have an obsession, and sadly (& thankfully) he doesn’t like it..I know, hes weird, un-American, what person, what guy, doesn’t loove pizza..Ill never understand it..
Since I live in a house with a man who will only eat a piece or two, I have to
stop myself from eating the entire pizza..so I try not to make it too often. However, this pizza was delicious! The flavors were subtle and fabulous together! Plus, anything with bacon and I’m all in! (you’ll noticed I used turkey bacon..you should totally use the real deal if you’re not being all health conscience like me!! :P)
Happy Thursday folks! Enjoy this pizza while Brady & Tebow go head to head this weekend! 😉
Apple, Bacon, and Gouda Pizza
- 1 pound pizza dough (I used this recipe)
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1/2 red onion, sliced
- 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
- 10-12 slices turkey bacon, roughly chopped (you can use regular bacon too)
- 1 honeycrisp apple, thinly sliced
- 10 oz round, smoked gouda, freshly grated
- 1/2 cup Asiago cheese, freshly grated
- 7-8 sage leaves, chiffonaded
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- Salt & Pepper
- If you aren't using store-bought dough, make the dough. With the Fleischmanns pizza yeast, you don't need to let it rise! Yay!
- Pre-heat your oven to 425. If using a pizza stone, heat it up with the oven. If you don't have one, use a baking sheet, upside down, and heat that up!
- Heat up 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a skillet, add the onions and allow to cook for about 5 minutes, until they start to turn golden. Add the garlic, cook for a minute, remove from heat and set aside.
- In a separate pan start cooking your bacon until they start to crisp.
- While your bacon is cooking start rolling out your pizza dough into either a 12 inch circle, or a square to fit your baking sheet. ( I personally like thin, crispy crusts, but you can roll the thickness to your liking!) Toss the dough into the oven for no more than 2-3 minutes.
- Mix the remaining olive oil with the honey and brush it all over the pizza.
- Layer on half the gouda followed by half the apples, then remaining gouda and remaining apples. Top with the Asiago, bacon, and sage leaves.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown.
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