Thursday, January 20, 2011

Butternut, Apple, Caramelized Onion Pizza

Last week we were in Southern California at Joshua Tree National Park. This week we are back in chilly Philadelphia and trying to be as budget conscious as possible after spending way too much money on vacation. Whoops!  Budget conscious for us means not going out to eat when we feel lazy. So after eating out way through delicious pasta and leftovers the first half of the week, I had to figure out what to make last night for dinner. Although in cold weather I am always craving pasta - I decided that we might need a break. So I ventured down to our neighborhood market to see what I could rustle up for dinner. Their produce selection was bleak (they only stock local goods, and those are scarce this time of year), but they had butternut squash, apples, and some other odds and ends.

I had mentioned homemade pizza earlier in the week to Andrew, and that is what I decided on! There is a local pizza chain near us called Jules (seriously go there if you are in the area) that had a pizza on their menu with butternut squash, apple, and ricotta, a personal favorite and inspiration for our dinner. 

This was so good! I used a recipe for pizza dough from Farmgirl Fare with some slight substitutions. I used a mix (about 50/50) of bread flour and white whole wheat flour, and added about a tablespoon of olive oil to the dough.

For the toppings I used:

-Goat cheddar
-Caramelized Onions and Garlic
-Roasted Butternut Squash
-Sliced Apple

Instead of a tomato sauce, I just drizzled olive oil over the raw dough before I added the toppings. Simple and delicious!


dpriceix said...


bellini valli said...

I love the combinations here with the sweetness of the squash and the apple paired together.

Grace said...

That pizza looks like heaven! I'm totally going to try it! I hope your trip was fun!

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