Totally tastes like fall: apple, feta, and walnut pizza

Lordy, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted. November is never a very peaceful time in a student’s world—recalcitrant projects and impending deadlines and escalating stress levels have all combined to make my life a bit less relaxed than I’d prefer. And when sleep is a luxury, then blogging definitely is. 

However, after pulling an all-nighter for a project on Monday, Tuesday morning I went to bed and just about slept the clock round. And now I feel fabulous, energetic, and creative. 

Photo1So for lunch today, I made an apple, feta, and walnut pizza. Holy mother, delicious. And somehow, it just tastes like fall. (Also, I had the ingredients for this at home. Nothing like creating something delicious just out of what’s in the kitchen.)

I used this recipe on Healthy Foodie, subbing in things I had for the few things I didn’t.

Here’s what you need:

  • Pizza dough (I used a can of whole wheat pizza dough, use whatever you are comfortable with. Someday I plan to include making pizza dough from scratch among my projects… but not today.)
  • 2 apples (I used Granny Smith), sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts, crushed
  • about 2 1/2 oz of feta cheese (or goat cheese, but I had feta)
  • about 1 oz of shredded cheddar (or moz, but again, I had cheddar)
  • olive oil
  • ground nutmeg
  • rosemary

Here’s what you do:

  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees
  • Situate your pizza dough on the pan (if you are a newbie to the pizza-making process like me, and used a can, then instructions are on the can. If you’re going old-school, then I imagine you already have a process. Basically just oil the pan and spread the dough out.)
  • Lightly spread olive oil on the dough (I used my [clean, obviously] hands: just pour a little into your palms and pat the dough till very slightly oiled.)
  • sprinkle ground nutmeg on the dough (I thought this would be weird, and I can definitely taste it, but it’s absolutely amazing.)
  • sprinkle shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese on nutmeg
  • lay apple slices on cheese
  • sprinkle on feta or goat cheese (as little or as much as you prefer)
  • sprinkle on chopped walnuts
  • toss some chopped rosemary on top
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes.

Photo3And oh-my-god. This would be a great (and kind of unusual) appetizer (I’m picturing individual size pizzas, cut with large cookie cutters) or perfect with soup and salad as a dinner. Or all by itself, consumed over the computer while wrestling with school projects, as I am doing. Regardless—I’ll make this again, and you totally should too.

 

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