Caramelized Apple Gorgonzola Pizza

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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

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.


  • 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


  1. Prepare the pizza dough through step 11, including preheating the oven to 475F as described in step 8.
  2. Top the crust with the mozzarella cheese, gorgonzola cheese, apple slices, and then sprinkle with rosemary.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Recipe 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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  1. Wow. Made this tonight using Trader Joe’s crust (didn’t have time after work to try your homemade crust). We added bacon because we had some that needed to be used before it went bad and we we used blue cheese. It was AMAZING. My husband and I inhaled the whole thing. Might be the best combination of flavors ever. Thanks for the this incredible recipe!

    1. I agree. LOVE these flavors together. And blue cheese is a great sub for the gorgonzola for sure. Thanks for reporting back Kate! (PS: TJ’s dough is so good)

  2. I love your blog! Your cookies always come out perfect. Always. I tried your recipe for pizza crust this weekend. It was AMAZING and so easy. Thank you for sharing another perfect recipe!

  3. Hi Sally! Wow! Its so nice to hear that you eat honey with your pizza. Finally, someone who I can relate to! Just one question about the recipe, I am making this for a party and I don’t want to make the pizza dough since it would be time consuming…Can I use the Pillsbury readymade dough instead, and if so, what changes should I make to the recipe?

    Thanx, Sally

  4. Hey Sally! I just recently made this pizza AND the roasted veggie pizza with the whole wheat crust! They both tasted amazing and the crust was perfect! My parents and sister loved them both so much! Thanks for another family-pleasing recipe! Also, congrats on your radio interview! I listened to the whole thing and loved hearing you talk about your blog and such 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Teresa! I’m glad you listened to my interview – they edited out all of my nervousness! Love this pizza. It’s one of my very favorites. The roasted veggie + whole wheat crust is another winner in our house too!

  5. I really want to make this I am only concerned on making the dough your recipe for dough is very detailed I just want to make the dough today and save it for Thursday should I just freeze the two balls of dough and take them out & put into fridge to defrost on Thursday?

  6. This sounds amazing but the little ones aren’t much for Gorgonzola. Have you tested this with other cheeses yet or have a suggestion on a substitute?

    1. I love feta or goat cheese. So good! Really any cheese would be perfect. This pizza is good no matter what!

      1. Hubby loves BBQ pizzas so I made your chicken and this recipe tonight. The feta worked amazing. Both were devoured within mins. This is definitely one of my favorites now.

  7. Hi Sally!
    This pizza was so yummy! My husband made this for my birthday along with your recipe for carrot cake. It was amazing and we can’t wait to make the pizza again! I am an avid sally follower and have made a ton of your recipes! Thanks for helping to make my birthday scrumptious

    1. Thanks Kristine! You had two of my favorites for your birthday. Happy belated! I’m so happy you enjoy my recipes.

  8. Hi Sally! Just wanted to say this pizza is PHENOMENAL! I made it for a special farewell party and it was one of the fanciest and most delicious pizzas I’ve ever made. Managed to get a hold of Stilton, an English blue cheese because the store was out of gorgonzola and it was incredible! Thank you so much for an awesome idea, I am a huge fan of your site.

  9. This pizza was absolutely delicious and the easy-to-follow directions are greatly appreciated! Thanks for another wonderful recipe.

  10. We are fans of homemade pizza and calzones in this house. We make dough ahead and sometimes even breakfast calzones and freeze for snacks or easy meals later. My husband loves all pizza! So when we tried this recipe last fall, I was curious what he would think of a meatless pizza? Well, he loved it all the way down to the honey drizzle! The rosemary is a great touch. This is our pizza we crave and we have made it multiple times since our first try. It is delicious roasted on the grill! Thank you Sally for yet another FABULOUS recipe!!!

  11. 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! 

  12. 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!

  13. İ bake a lot of pizzas but have never tried a recipe like this before. İt is simple and yet very delicious!
    Thank you for sharing! Greetings from Turkey.

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