We are loving living here in Georgia. The summer was great and it is so nice being close to our family. This past weekend I started missing Connecticut though, especially all of the beautiful apple orchards. When we were living there, we visited a different orchard almost every weekend in September. There is nothing like eating an apple straight from the tree and then taking a tractor ride back to your car. It is one of those special fall traditions I hope to keep doing with our kids. Now I need to find an orchard here in the south. In my attempt to clean up the office, I was clearing out some of my old food magazines. I came across this recipe in a Food Network Magazine from years ago. The article had several ideas for using apples and thought it this would be perfect to make for a quick dinner. Of course, I had to change a few things to give it my own spin.
I used a pizza dough from my local grocery store. They keep the dough by the cold cakes in the bakery section. You can also use a canned or homemade dough. The ham I used was sliced in the deli and then I cut it into shreds.
To add a little color and make me feel good about eating some vegetables, I topped the pizza with some arugula. It added a nice peppery flavor.
Ham and Apple pizza
- 14 oz pizza dough
- 1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon dry thyme
- salt and pepper
- 8 oz sliced harvarti cheese
- 1 small granny smith apple thinly sliced
- 3 slices maple ham cut into slivers
- 2 cups baby arugula
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush 9x12 baking sheet with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
- Roll out dough and place it into pan.
- In a small bowl, toss together red onion, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and thyme. Season with salt and pepper.
- Top the dough with slices of Havarti.
- Next spread the onion mixture on top of cheese.
- Place onion and ham on top of onions.
- Bake until golden, about 20 minutes.
- Top with arugula.