Eating healthy is part of my assignment this month in the Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador Program. The ambassadors were asked to choose recipes from the My Plate healthy eating recipe collection. That's exactly where I found this pizza recipe! There are so many other recipes to choose from but this one stood out to me because of the combination of ingredients! It sounded so unique and flavorful! And that's exactly what is was! Plus I never thought to pan fry pizza dough! I think I'll be doing that more often!
All the flavors work so well together...from the sharpness of the red onions to the salty feta cheese with the sweet apples and herby thyme on top of the hearty fried dough! Tasty, fresh and filling, all at the same time! And it's pretty too!
|Apple and Feta Fried Pizzas|
Makes 6 pizzas
1 lb. frozen store bought pizza dough
4 Tbls. olive oil
6 oz. crumbled feta cheese
1 very small red onion-thinly sliced
1 Tbls. chopped fresh thyme
1 Tbls. butter
3 sweet apples-peeled, cored and each apple sliced into 12 equal pieces
1 tsp. sugar
ground black pepper to taste
Place frozen dough into a greased bowl. Lightly grease the top of the dough.
Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm, draft free area.
Let dough thaw and rise until doubled in size.
This should take several hours.
When dough is ready, divide into 6 equal balls.
On a floured surface with a floured rolling pin,
flatten each ball into rounds, 6-7" in diameter. Set aside.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat.
When oil is hot, fry each pizza dough until golden brown on both sides.
Then remove to a cookie sheet.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Sprinkle the tops of each fried pizza with the feta cheese, red onions and chopped thyme.
Bake for about 12 minutes.
While the pizza bakes, saute the apples with the butter and sugar, in the same skillet used to fry the dough. Let the apples saute until golden brown and tender.
Then arrange the sauteed apple slices in a sunburst pattern, on top the cheese and onion baked pizzas. Sprinkle lightly with black pepper and serve warm.
Adapted from Allrecipes.com