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Apple, Goat Cheese, and Pecan Pizza

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield Serves 6 (serving size: 1 wedge)
Take a walk on the culinary wild side with this adventurous pizza.  Thinly sliced Fuji apples, goat cheese, toasted pecans, baby arugula, and fresh thyme meld together in a tantalizing blend of flavors for a unique and fresh pizza dinner. 

Ingredients

  • 1 (1-pound) six-grain pizza crust
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 cups thinly sliced Fuji apple (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 316
  • fat 11.2 g
  • satfat 4.4 g
  • monofat 4.3 g
  • polyfat 1.1 g
  • protein 11.3 g
  • carbohydrate 43.2 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 15 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 419 mg
  • calcium 77 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.

  2. Place pizza crust on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Arrange apple slices evenly over pizza crust; top with cheese. Sprinkle thyme evenly over cheese. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to brown.

  3. Combine oil and next 3 ingredients (through honey) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add arugula; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle pecans evenly over pizza; top with arugula mixture. Cut pizza into 6 wedges.

Cook's Notes

Crumbled feta can be substituted for the goat cheese in this recipe.

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