Prosciutto Apple Gorgonzola Pizza

Prosciutto Apple Gorgonzola Pizza.

We went out to dinner with friends a few weeks ago to an amazing local Italian restaurant  near us (Della Terra) that served a too-die-for 5-course dinner with wine pairings that included appetizers, salad, pizza, pasta, and dessert.

One of the things we all went nuts over was a pizza that had apples, prosciutto and  Gorgonzola cheese.

Well – who am I kidding?!  We loved EVERY single course we had, but this pizza was something I thought I might be able to recreate at home.

And O. M. G!!  This turned out so delicious!

It really went together pretty quickly and easily, and it so satisfied my pizza craving!

We often order in pizza on Friday nights at our house.  Just one of our routine guilty pleasures.

But this pizza is worth going to the trouble of making.

Be flexible with it, and make it with ingredients you love.  Add some spinach.  Switch out the apples for pears.  Throw on a few roasted pine nuts.  Add some rosemary and garlic to the pizza dough.

Have fun and be creative!

Here is the recipe for how I made it.  Hope you’ll give it a try.

Prosciutto Apple Gorgonzola Pizza

  • Servings: 1 large pizza
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Ingredients:

Pizza Crust:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp yeast
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water

Pizza Topping:

  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 8 oz ball fresh Mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 large apple, thinly sliced (I used Gala)
  • 1 large sweet onion, caramelized with 2 Tbsp butter
  • 6 oz. Prosciutto, thinly sliced and fried
  • 1/2 cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

Other:

  • 1-2 Tbsp corn meal

Directions:

Prepare crust by mixing 1 cup flour with yeast, salt, sugar, and water.  Gradually add 2nd cup of flour until a ball is formed.  Knead dough for 2 minutes.  Let rest 10-15 minutes in a bowl covered with dish towel.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F, and prepare toppings while dough is resting.

Whisk mustard and honey to form sauce, slice Mozzarella and apple, caramelize onions, fry prosciutto, and crumble Gorgonzola.

Sprinkle corn meal on a large round baking stone, press dough on top until thin, using fingers and/or rolling pin.

Spread mustard/honey sauce on dough.  Top with Mozzarella, apple, caramelized onions, prosciutto, and Gorgonzola cheese.

Bake approximately 12 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbly and brown.

Remove from oven, and let rest 2-3 minutes before slicing and serving.

Enjoy!

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

44 thoughts on “Prosciutto Apple Gorgonzola Pizza

  1. Jodi, Your creativity in the Art studio and kitchen contnue to amaze me. You come up with so many innovative creations and artistic and culinary ideas that I would never think of? Have you ever thought of trying to establish a monthly magazine publication. One section would captute some of your artistic creations to include describing the various processes you used to create the art piece (like you do in your blog), the other section would feature some of your culinary ideas and table setting cteative displays for special events. such ad your “Wizard of Oz” night, etc; Your last section would feature some of your various touchy-feely things about family and life in general. Might even include at the end your virtual shop for those wanting to purchase some of your creative stuff. I think it would be a hit. You might also do well, getting interest for a short weekly TV spot on your local television station to relay some of your creative ideas to the public. AIM HIGH! WHY NOT! Gary

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  2. This would be a great way to continue my apple kick and I have a Gala apple in the fridge and good ol’ stand-by Trader Joes pizza dough in the freezer. Hey, for just over a buck I always like to keep some on hand. Now if I can just get my husband to eat it… I know I would!!

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    • I’m such a sweet and salty lover too! This was so so so amazing! We still do take out – only because I’m lazy on Fridays because I want to play all day with my granddaughter and then am somehow pooped come dinner time – LOL! ❤

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