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Honey, Gouda and Goat Cheese Pizza

Apple Pie isn’t the only pie around. I’m a Chicago-girl at heart. I love a good pizza pie. I’m not too picky when it comes to pizza. I will try any kind, any crust, any region. Take-out or homemade, it doesn’t matter to me! I recently created a winter white pizza incorporating some of my favorite cheeses into a twist on a traditional red sauce pizza. The whole wheat crust will be a bit grainier than an all-purpose flour crust, but it is hearty and a little more nutritious. The honey drizzle on this pizza really takes it over the top!

honey goat cheese and gouda pizza

Whole Wheat Honey Pizza Dough
1 package active dry yeast
1 C warm water
1 1/2 TBSP honey (plus extra for drizzle)
1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 C whole wheat flour
3/4 C all-purpose flour
1 TBSP corn meal

Mix yeast, honey and 1/2 TBSP olive oil in water. Stir until dissolved. Allow to sit until bubbles form, about 5 minutes.

Add whole wheat flour and mixture. Work with hands to form dough. Slowly add AP flour, combining with hands. Once combined, knead for a few minutes. Dough will be a slight bit sticky.

Add 1/2 TBSP olive oil to a bowl. Coat dough in oil. Cover bowl and allow to sit in a warm place for 1 1/2 – 2 hours, until doubled.

Pizza Toppings

1 large yellow onion, sliced
1 TBSP olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
2 oz. goat cheese
2 C freshly grated Gouda cheese
Gouda Cheese Sauce (recipe below)

In a large skillet, heat oil on high. Add onions, spreading throughout the pan. Allow to brown, occasionally moving the onion around the pan. After five minutes, add salt. Mix in. Allow onions to brown and caramelize, approximately 20 minutes.

Gouda Cheese Sauce
2 TBSP butter
2 TBSP flour
1 c milk
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 C fresh grated Gouda

In a small saucepan, warm milk. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Whisk in flour until roux forms. Slowly add warm milk, whisking continually. Continue to whisk until fully incorporated. Add garlic powder, basil and oregano. Stir often until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted. Set aside to cool slightly.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

On a floured surface, place dough. Roll out dough into 15 inch circle. Sprinkle cornmeal over top, roll over to incorporate. Press dough into pizza pan, thumbing down edges to make the crust. Lightly drizzle honey over top of crust.

With a spoon or rubber spatula, spread gouda cheese sauce over the crust. Sprinkle crumbled goat cheese and caramelized onions on crust. Top with grated Gouda. Drizzle a little honey over top of cheese.

Place in oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, until crust is golden brown. Remove, slice and serve.

white gouda goat cheese pizza

Check out these other fabulous pizza pies from our friends and bloggers at Food Network Dish for this winter’s Comfort Food Feast!

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Feed Me PhoebeDeep-Dish Polenta Pizza With Onions and Pesto
Cooking With EliseChicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza
What’s Gaby CookingLoaded Veggie and Prosciutto Pizza
Sweet Life BakeMexican Pizza – Tlayuda con Chorizo y Frijoles
DevourUnexpected but Delicious Pizza Toppings
Virtually HomemadeMashed Potato Bacon Pizza
The Cultural DishPizza, Pizza, Pizza! Three Delicious Variations 
Thursday Night DinnerBeet and Goat Cheese Pizza
The Heritage CookGluten-Free Pizza Focaccia
FN DishAs Quick as Delivery Pizza Recipes

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Goat Cheese, Apple and Pine Nut Pizza

I love experimenting in the kitchen. Some of my favorite recipes happen by accident when I am forced to substitute ingredients because I have run out of something. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t, but each time I learn something new and have even created a few favorite recipes.

One really easy way to experiment with flavors in your kitchen is to make homemade pizza. I always try to have pizza crust on hand because whenever my refrigerator and pantry shelves are empty, I can still come up with enough ingredients to make a pizza.

That is actually how I created this recipe. The combination of toppings may sound bizarre, but one bite and you realize it really is divine!

Goat Cheese, Apple and Pine Nut Pizza

1 apple, very thinly sliced
goat cheese
handful of pine nuts
about ½ cup mozzarella cheese
1 prebaked pizza crust
olive oil

Preheat your oven to450 degrees.

Take your pizza crust and lightly brush it with olive oil. Top with a very thin layer of mozzarella cheese, followed by desired amount of goat cheese, apple slices and pine nuts. Drizzle with olive oil and top with any dried herbs you may have on hand, I used marjoram and thyme.

Place directly on oven rack and bake for 8-10 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.

Enjoy!

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