Apple, Goat Cheese and Walnut Pizza

OK, I know, it sounds weird. I admit. I wasn’t even convinced myself, to be honest. But seriously, apples and cheese go so well together, it was a winning combination. Surprisingly good, I might say.

Of course, I didn’t use any tomato sauce! All I did was sprinkle the dough with a dash of olive oil and grated some fresh nutmeg on it, then I topped with mozzarella, super thin Red Delicious apple slices, added some goat cheese crumbles, chopped walnuts, and right in the oven it went.

When it came out, I sprinkled some chopped fresh rosemary and fennel leaves on top. Oh, and I had put a little bit of fresh rosemary in the dough as well. This, was one decadent pizza. I will definitely keep this one in my “winners” pile.

Go ahead, give it a try! If you do, make sure you let me know how you liked it!

DOUGH

TOPPINGS

  • About ½ tsp olive oil
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
  • 1 Red Delicious apple, in very thin slices
  • 100g low fat Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 15g walnut, chopped
  • 25g goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh fennel leaves, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 500F.
  2. Roll or stretch dough into 10-12 inch disc and lay on a baking sheet.
  3. Spread olive oil and grate as much or as little nutmeg as you like over it.
  4. Top with mozzarella cheese, followed by apple slices, then sprinkle goat cheese and walnuts.
  5. Bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes, until cheese is melted and the crust takes a beautiful golden colour.
  6. Take pizza out of the oven and sprinkle fresh rosemary and fennel.

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Comments

  1. Charlie says

    This sounds so very good.

    I would change the cheese though to a good stilton or even a blue cheese instead of mozzerella
    . Maybe use a sweet apple.

    But I will surely try your version as well.

    • says

      Funny, I hesitated between goat and blue cheese for a little while and finally decided on the goat because it needed to be eaten quickly. I think blue cheese would work wonderfully as well. Or a nice sharp cheddar… Or pears instead of apples, for that matter… oh, the possibilities!

    • says

      It might look like an apple pie, but it’s definitely not dessert! It truly is a decadent, although very different, pizza. Thanks for the great feedback!

  2. says

    I love unusual pizza topping combinations, and this one sounds like a total winner (then again, how can anything with apples and cheese be bad?)…. I bet it would be really delicious with pears instead of apples, too. Totally worthy of a Top 9 post!

    • says

      Thanks Elizabeth for such great feedback! I really appreciate! To answer your question, yes, I do take my own pictures and I use a Rebel XT. I will make sure to check out your blog too, as soon as I have a minute. ;)

  3. Charlie says

    Your thinking is like mine!
    Don’t hesitate to try Stilton.
    Very nice english cheese and pairs beautifully with apples.

  4. says

    While Apples, Goat cheese and Walnuts are usually found mingling in my salads why not toss them on a pizza?! Love it! I want a bite right now because it’s 4 pm and between meals! I like the pear idea another wrote, or adding arugula (cause anything with arugula, cheese and apples works as well!).
    Totally Top 9 worthy! Congrats!

    • says

      It might sound like it, but it’s definitely not a dessert pizza. I guess it qualifies as sweet and salty, but the sweetness from the apples is very subtle. Definitely not your standard all dressed, though! :)

  5. Stine A says

    I might give this variant of the classic combination of pear, walnut and blue or goat cheese a try.. I had forgotten how I used to make walnut and goat cheese pizza (well, what to add other than the two toppings) when I found this suggestion. My traditional way, I realized, is with caramelized onions (and goat cheese and walnuts, of course): it tastes SO good!

  6. says

    I made this for dinner tonight. It was easy to make and delicious. I’m adding this recipe to my often reoccurring recipe list.

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