Try my Apple Butter Pizza when fall is in the air.
Spending most of my life in the New Jersey, I’ve been spoiled by all of the wonderful produce we have available, and this time of year as we see the last of the summer crop at the market, the fall selections are taking their place. Winter squash in so many shapes, and colors, pumpkins of all sizes, sweet potatoes, pears and my favorite apples….sigh
Spending my early childhood in Texas, I grew up loving apple butter and lately it’s been finding it’s way into different dishes, and Lisa jokingly suggested I use it for a pizza, and the more I thought about it the better it started to sound!
I didn’t want to make a dessert pizza, I wanted a savory pizza , one with a blend of complex flavors…..a tribute to fall and everything I love about it. So I started testing.
I went through a variety of tomato products trying to find just the right one, but it was worth it. If you’re expecting a traditional style pizza, you’re not going to be happy. But for that fall afternoon, when the weather has turned a little cool and you need a sweater, my apple butter pizza will be a just what the doctor ordered, as you celebrate the season!
If you love homemade pizza you might want to try these recipes:
- How to Make Homemade Pizza
- Southern Style Pizza
- Chicken Parm Pizza
- Italian Hoagie Pizza
- Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Hi chef! Lovely recipes today I’ll try the Jewish Apple cake. For sure
Regarding the pizza my classic is a white pizza where I use thinly sliced pears, small pieces of Gorgonzola Distributed regularly on top and broken walnuts. A little, giro d’olio, e.v. olive oil, pepper and quick in the oven. Try. Delicious !
when I click on Classic Thanksgiving Sides, all I get is Apple Butter pizza???????
Chef Dennis Littley
sorry Rosemary- I made a mistake with that link. This is the correct link -> https://www.askchefdennis.com/thanksgiving-leftover-ideas-recipes-around-kitchen-table/
I used your dry brine recipe for my turkey last year and it was great! Planning to do the same this year. Sooo much easier than liquid brine and it just absorbed such great flavor and moistness!
Dennis, your photos look like fall during these transitional weeks — from green to color — the best of both. What a marvelous creation!
This recipe looks and sounds just fantastic. It would never have occurred to me combine these flavors on a pizza. I love your original recipes, Chef Dennis. You continually come up with the most wonderful flavor combos. Love your blog, as always!
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Fall is also my favorite season, even though we don’t really get it here where I am. I don’t think there is a prettier sight than leaves changing color. This pizza has some of my very favorite ingredients on it so it looks like it is time to fire up the grill.
Love this…I have a similiar recipe coming up soon! Apple butter is pretty much the best stuff on earth!
Wow Chef! What an amazingly creative pizza! I love everything about it, those flavors probably merry so well on that crust. YUM!
Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
Wow, this looks really good! Love the addition of gorgonzola, one of my favs!
I think you have created a masterpiece!
Just picked a bag full of pears with plans to make pear preserves and butter. I’ll save a little pear butter to make a rendition of this pizza. And just made some tomato paste for the first time. Perfect! Thanks for the “slow down and enjoy the season” reminder 😉
Betty Ann @Mango_Queen
What a great idea for the Musselman’s apple butter jar I have right now! Must try this one. Thanks for sharing, Chef Dennis! Have a terrific fall season 🙂
When I first saw the title I thought sweet pizza. I love how you made it savory and with the gorgonzola cheese. Would be great as a flatbread appetizer too.
Ohhhh…chef, that looks gorgeous…..I got a bottle of apple butter just yesterday and am definitely gona try this 🙂 Thanks for posting!
Hi Chef Dennis….I don’t mind having this for lunch. I am drooling for it is my lunch time now 🙂 Looks delish ! Have a great day .
Laura (Tutti Dolci)
What a scrumptious pizza, I love it!
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
Oh my lordy! THat’s a pizza I want to have all day long!!
What a creative way to try apple butter – apples, gorgonzola, and arugula all go together.
Love this! What a gorgeous fall pizza.
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Oh man, that looks delicious. I’m a fan of Musselman’s too and I love all the other elements of this pizza. What a perfect fall meal.