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Apple Prosciutto Pizza

    This apple prosciutto pizza is loaded with caramelized onions, fresh apples, and cheese and then topped with prosciutto and sage crumble. I mean just reading the ingredients, I can smell the fall air!


    • Pizza dough – homemade or store-bought.

    • Prosciutto – adds saltiness and crunch.

    • Pepitas – toast them to get extra flavor.

    • Sage – adds flavor to the crumble.

    • Unsalted butter – helps brown the crumble and cook the onion.

    • Sweet onions – perfect for caramelizing.

    • Light brown sugar – granulated sugar also works.

    • Apple cider – can also use a pumpkin beer.

    • Apple – Honeycrisp is my go-to.

    • Gruyère cheese can use mozzarella as well.

    • Gorgonzola cheese can also use blue cheese.


    1. The oven should be preheated to 350°F. Put parchment paper on the baking sheet and lay the prosciutto on top. The prosciutto should be crisp after 15-20 minutes of baking. Add to food processor after cooling.

    2. Press toasted pepitas into fine crumbs in a food processor.

    3. Add butter to a medium skillet and heat over medium heat. Then add the crumb mixture and let it brown lightly. After toasting the mixture for about 5 minutes, add the sage. Continue to cook for another minute. Set aside after removing.

    4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the butter. Once melted, add the sliced onions and brown sugar and cook for 30 minutes. Place the pizza stone in the oven 8″ from the broiler element and preheat to 500°F.

    5. Stir often for about  10 minutes. After the sugar has caramelized slightly, slowly add the cider or beer and cook until all the liquid is absorbed about another 10-15 minutes. Place aside.

    6. Sprinkle cornmeal or flour on the pizza peel. Put the dough on the pizza peel and gently tug, pull, and push it to the shape you want. Place the caramelized onion evenly on top of the dough, leaving the edges untouched. Stack the apples one on top of the other.

    7. The Gruyère and gorgonzola cheeses should be added now.

    8. Once the stone is preheated, turn the broiler to high. Bake pizza for 4-5 minutes or until top is bubbling and bottom is golden brown. Add as much prosciutto crumble as you like. Immediately serve.

    Recipe Notes 

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