Caramelized Apple Gorgonzola Pizza.

Homemade pizza crust piled high with creamy gorgonzola, rosemary, caramelized apples, and a touch of sweet honey. 

Hands down, the BEST pizza I've ever had. Salty, sweet Apple Gorgonzola Pizza. It's unbelievably and quite easy to make!

How was your Thanksgiving holiday? Our weekend full of food (pumpkin & apple pies, nutella cheesecake, turkey, sweet potatoes, mom’s cranberry muffins), tree decorating, a visit to Longwood Gardens, finding my wedding hair piece. And some HUGE news!

My older sister Sarah got engaged (see photo) to Charlie. He proposed in Rockefeller Center on Saturday night.

Hands down, the BEST pizza I've ever had. Salty, sweet Apple Gorgonzola Pizza. It's unbelievably and quite easy to make!

After a food-filled and fun-filled weekend, it feels good to be back in Baltimore and back to work. You’re going to see a lot of me this month. I hope you’re ready for some sweets. But first? Pizza!

The month of December will be full of friends, laughter, guests, family, and food. What better way to bring everyone together than with homemade pizza? And umm… these candy cane cookies.

When Kevin and I make pizza at home, he likes to pile on the mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. I, on the other hand, like to pile on the unique toppings and cheeses. Like creamy gorgonzola cheese paired with juicy apples, rosemary, and a touch of honey. No tomato sauce, just sweet salty goodness.

It’s not weird, I promise.

Hands down, the BEST pizza I've ever had. Salty, sweet Apple Gorgonzola Pizza. It's unbelievably and quite easy to make!

My best friend Marie got me hooked on the combination of salty pizza and sweet honey. A restaurant she visits in Cleveland serves a honey jar with their pizza! Have you ever tried pizza drizzled with a touch of honey? Get ready to be amazed. It is like nothing you’ve ever tasted before. Unless, of course, you’ve tasted it before…

Anyway. The honey goes onto today’s pizza recipe right before serving. So if you think it’s strange, don’t worry! The honey is optional. The other fun toppings? Totally necessary.

This is the tastiest pizza I’ve had in my entire life. Not exaggerating.

Hands down, the BEST pizza I've ever had. Salty, sweet Apple Gorgonzola Pizza. It's unbelievably and quite easy to make!

The other week I shared my favorite homemade pizza crust with you. I piled it heavily with cheese, just how Kevin likes it. I have been getting rave reviews about this crust! It’s soft in the center, yet crusty on the edges. Chewy and bready, without tasting “yeasty.” And it’s simple!

On a separate page, I provide plenty of in-process photos so you can see exactly how to make the pizza crust at home. I am a visual learner myself, so I’m glad the photo tutorial has been helpful to you as well!

You’re going to need: the homemade crust (recipe below), olive oil, a bit of shredded mozzarella, 8 ounces of gorgonzola (or more if you’re a cheese lover), 1 small thinly sliced apple, and a sprinkle of rosemary. Pile it high onto the dough and bake.

Make sure your oven is hot. Hot hot hot! The hotter, the better. I usually allow my oven to preheat for 30 full minutes as the dough is doing its final rising. Every inch of your oven needs to be very, very hot – so be sure to preheat for the full time. The pizza will take 15 minutes, tops. For the last minute, I move the oven rack to the top rack to really brown the edges.

 Once baked… slice and serve that pizza!

Hands down, the BEST pizza I've ever had. Salty, sweet Apple Gorgonzola Pizza. It's unbelievably and quite easy to make!

The dough is crusty, yet soft. The mozzarella provides a cheesy base. There’s creamy, salty gorgonzola in every bite. The sweet apples, caramelize ever so gently in the oven. The savory, aromatic rosemary compliments the cheeses and sweet apples. And finally! A light drizzle of honey finishes each bite off.

It’s a cornucopia of tastes, textures, and flavors. But it all works so wonderfully together! It was so good, I had three slices in a matter of minutes of lunch immediately after shooting this! Then more for dinner.

And guess what? There are so many goodies you can add or substitute! Try piling on a few caramelized onionsbacon crumbles, or prosciutto. Use goat cheese or blue cheese instead of gorgonzola. Add some arugulabasil, or substitute a sliced pear for the apple.

Enjoy your new favorite cheesy pizza!

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Caramelized Apple Gorgonzola Pizza

Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Print Recipe

Homemade pizza crust piled high with creamy gorgonzola, rosemary, caramelized apples, and a touch of sweet honey. Makes one 12-inch pizza or you can make two pizzas from my entire crust recipe and double the toppings listed below.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 recipe homemade pizza crust or whole wheat pizza crust
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (6oz or 168g) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 ounces crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 small apple, thinly sliced (your favorite variety - I used Honey Crisp)
  • rosemary, to taste
  • honey for drizzling, optional

Directions:

Prepare the pizza dough through step 11, including preheating the oven to 475F as described in step 8.

Top the crust with the mozzarella cheese, gorgonzola cheese, apple slices, and then sprinkle with rosemary.

Bake for 12-15 minutes. For the last minute, I move the oven rack to the top rack to really brown the edges. That's optional.

Slice hot pizza and serve immediately. Drizzle each slice with honey, if desired. Store leftover pizza covered tightly in the refrigerator and reheat as you prefer. Baked pizza slices may be frozen up to 1 month.

Additional Notes:

*See post for topping substitutions and/or additions.

*Please see homemade pizza crust recipe for how to freeze the pizza dough.

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Try my Homemade Extra Cheese Pizza next!

Homemade Extra Cheese Pizza

 

If you like today’s pizza, you will love my Caramel Apple Brie Quesadillas.

Caramel Apple Brie Quesadillas

 

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76 Responses to “Caramelized Apple Gorgonzola Pizza.”

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    Mariaposted November 7, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    This was absolutely delicious! The crust (thanks to Sally’s recipe) turned out perfectly. I was so excited to try this and it did not disappoint! Thank you for a delectable treat! 

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    Diane@ Wine and a Wooden Spoonposted July 29, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Is it wrong that I want to make this in July? Corn, tomatoes, blah, blah, blah. Holy cannoli, two of my favorite things- cheese and carbs. Add in a glass of wine and I will happily eat this every day. 

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    • Sallyreplied on July 31st, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      I like your thinking!!

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    Rheaposted August 27, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    I made this for my family, and they all loved it. Even my dad, who’s extremely picky and only likes pizza with pepperoni liked it. Thanks for the recipe, I’m going to make it again!

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