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Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr Photo by: Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

Apple, Goat Cheese, and Pecan Pizza

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. 

Cooking Light OCTOBER 2011

  • Yield: Serves 6 (serving size: 1 wedge)

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

Preparation

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.

Note:

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

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 316
  • Fat: 11.2g
  • Saturated fat: 4.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Protein: 11.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 43.2g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 419mg
  • Calcium: 77mg
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