Apple Pizza with Bacon

Move over, marinara. This easy apple recipe takes pizza in a new direction by topping the golden-brown crust with Gala apple slices and crispy bacon. Instead of traditional mozzarella, crumbles of blue cheese help take this recipe a step above other classic pizza recipes.

Apple Pizza with Bacon
Photo: Scott Morgan
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
1 pizza


  • 4 slices applewood- or hickory-smoked bacon, coarsely chopped

  • 2 6-7 ounce Gala apples, cored and sliced (about 2 2/3 cups)

  • ½ cup dry white wine or apple juice

  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 pound frozen pizza dough, thawed

  • cup crumbled blue cheese

  • ½ cup broken walnuts, toasted

  • ¼ cup sliced green onions

  • Honey (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Grease an extra-large baking sheet. In a large skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels, reserving 2 Tbsp. drippings in skillet (reserve any remaining drippings). Add apples to drippings in skillet; cook 5 minutes, stirring to scrape up any browned bits. Carefully stir in wine, thyme, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 6 to 7 minutes or until liquid is evaporated, stirring occasionally.

  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll pizza dough into a 15x11-inch rectangle (let dough rest during rolling, if necessary). Place on prepared baking sheet and reshape. Brush with any reserved bacon drippings or olive oil. Spread dough with apple mixture to within 1/2 inch of the edges; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10 minutes.

  3. Sprinkle pizza with bacon; bake 5 to 10 minutes more or until crust and toppings are golden. Top with walnuts and green onions. If desired, sprinkle with additional cheese and drizzle with honey.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

413 Calories
17g Fat
44g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 413
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 667mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 100mg 8%
Iron 12.5mg 69%
Potassium 204mg 4%
Folate, total 19.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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