Apple Cheddar Pizza

This recipe is a perennial favorite.  We make it with whatever apples are lying on the counter when the dough is ready, and it is always delicious.  It's even good cold for breakfast the next day, if there is any left.


  • Dough for 1 pizza

  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 Tbs brown sugar

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2-3 apples, cored and thinly sliced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated

  • 2 Tbs olive oil

  • 1/2 Tbs crumbled dried sage

  • coarse sea salt


Add the onions to a saute pan over low heat with a bit of oil,  1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 Tbs brown sugar.  Cook, stirring occasionally  for 20-30 minutes until the onions are soft and caramelized. (Be careful not to let it burn!) Once they are done, add the garlic, and cook for two minutes more.

Roll out or stretch the dough, and transfer to a baking sheet or pizza stone.  A little corn meal on the pan will keep the dough from sticking.  Coat the edges of the dough lightly with oil and sprinkle with a little sea salt.

Spread garlic and onions evenly over pizza.  Add apple slices, leaving 1/4 inch between each slice. The slices must be thin, or they will not cook quickly enough. Cover the pizza with cheese, being careful not to cover apple slices too thickly. Sprinkle the dried sage over the top.

Bake at 500˚ until crust is brown, cheese is melted, and apples are cooked, about 8-12 minutes.  Cool for several minutes before slicing.