Apple, Bacon and Rosemary Pizza

October 13, 2017

I love when people go bonkers over produce at the start of each season. I understand the excitement; it’s like seeing old friends again– oh hey pumpkins, persimmons and pears! I’ve definitely caught fall-fever and am already dreaming of all the persimmons I’m going to eat. The one fall fruit I really under-utilize in cooking is apples. I rarely bake with them and almost always eat them on their own (it’s really the texture I love, I will almost always prefer something in its raw form if it’s super crunchy). So I thought I’d change things up and add apples in a savory recipe.

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Apples are perfect with a sharp and nutty hard cheese, like a sharp cheddar or gruyere. This pizza combines Sierra Beauty apples (although you can use any you like) with shredded mozzarella and gruyere and gets even more flavor from pieces of smoky bacon and bits of rosemary. The combo is perfection and screams fall– hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Apple, Bacon, and Rosemary Pizza | HonestlyYUM (

Apple, Bacon, and Rosemary Pizza | HonestlyYUM (

Apple, Bacon and Rosemary Pizza

This easy fall-inspired pizza celebrates the simple combination of apples, bacon and rosemary.



  1. Prep your pizza dough according to the package onto a well-floured pizza peel. Preheat your oven with a pizza stone in it to 475 degrees.
  2. Cut the bacon into large pieces. Sautee them in a pan until they start to get crispy on the edges. Thinly slice your apples on a mandoline. Drizzle the olive oil over the pizza dough and rub to cover the pizza with oil. Sprinkle the bacon pieces over the pizza pie and add the shredded mozzarella and gruyere. Top with sliced apples and fresh rosemary. Sprinkle a small pinch of sea salt over the pizza.
  3. Allow your pizza stone to heat for at least 20 minutes before sliding your pizza onto the stone. Bake until the edges are turn deep golden brown, around 15 minutes.

(images by HonestlyYUM)


did one f the people above actually make this pizza? Why do you gush all over it without g going to the work to verify that it is actually good.

Thanks to your gorgeous apple pizza I’m starting to dream of autumn although summer is here in its full swing . I’d probably try your recipe without bacon as I love the intense Gruyere taste and don’t want to dilute it.

That has my name written all over it! I am a sucker for pizza butt one that looks like that I’d run a full marathon just to get to it. And by golly, when I got there I’d eat the WHOLE thing. Yum! Yum! Yum! Can you hear? I’m smacking my lips!!

I love this fall inspired pizza – such a great combination of flavors!

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