Apple Pizza 3 ways
3/4 cup warm water
2 tsp instant dried yeast
1/2 tsp caster sugar
2 ¼ cups pizza, 00 or plain flour
1 tbs olive oil
- For the pizza dough, combine the water, yeast and sugar in a jug, stir to combine. Sift flour into a large bowl. Add salt, yeast mixture and oil. Mix to form a soft dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface, knead for 8-10 minutes or until elastic (alternately knead with dough hooker in an electric mixer). Cut the dough into four. Shape into even rounds.
- Preheat oven 220°C fan forced. Lightly grease two large baking trays. Roll each piece of dough out to 18cm round. Place onto trays. Brush lightly with oil, cover with wrap and tea towel and set aside 15 minutes in a warm place to rise.
Apple, caramelized onion and cheddar pizza
Place 3 brown onions, halved and thinly sliced, onto a microwave-safe plate. Cover with damp paper towel. Microwave on High/100% for 4-6 minutes until soft. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Drain the onions then add to the pan, sprinkle over 2 tbs brown sugar. Cook, stirring for 10 minutes until golden and sticky.
Spread 2 tablespoons caramelized onion over the base of each pizza. Top with 2 apples, quartered, cored and thinly sliced. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with 1 tbs olive oil. Bake 15-18 minutes until light golden. Remove from the oven, sprinkle over 160g cheddar cheese, coarsely grated, bake a further 3-4 minutes or until cheese is light golden. Top with 40g baby rocket leaves, drizzle with balsamic. Serve.
Apple, fennel & prosciutto pizza
Brush the dough with a little olive oil. Combine 2 large apples, quartered, core and thinly slice and 1 (340g) bulb fennel, thinly sliced in a bowl. Drizzle over 1 tbs olive oil, season with salt and pepper and toss to combine. Arrange over the pizza bases. Bake 15-18 minutes. Roughly chop 160g prosciutto and crumble 160g marinated feta. Top the pizzas with the prosciutto and feta. Bake a further 2-3 minutes until feta melted. Scatter with a handful basil leaves. Serve.
Apple, Chicken, chilli walnut & brie
Combine 1 cup (100g) walnuts, 1 tbs olive oil, 1 tbs maple syrup and 1 tsp chilli flakes in a frying pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often for 4-5 minutes until walnuts hot and well coated. Tip onto a lined tray to cool.
Combine 2 tbs chipotle sauce and 4 tbs yoghurt. Spoon over the dough. Shred 500g (4 cups) cooked chicken. Quarter, core and thinly slice 2 apples. Top pizzas with chicken and apple. Drizzle with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake 15-18 minutes. Slice 200g brie, arrange over the pizzas. Bake a further 2-3 minutes until brie is melted. Scatter with handful parsley leaves and the chilli walnuts. Serve.
? Pink Lady®, Jazz™, Red Delicious, Fuji, Kanzi™ and Royal Gala are all great for this recipe
Tip If you don’t have time to make the dough, use ready made pizza bases or naan bread.
Tip Dough is kneaded enough when you press the top of the dough and bounces back and leave no indentation.