Sweet caramelized onions and apples, smokey bacon and creamy fontina cheese with whole wheat dough. This caramelized onion, apple and bacon flatbread pizza is a delicious meal or appetizer for the thin crust pizza lover.
Sweet caramelized onions and apples, smokey bacon and creamy fontina cheese with whole wheat dough. This caramelized onion, apple and bacon flatbread pizza is a delicious meal or appetizer for the thin crust pizza lover.
Today is pizza pie day or National Pizza Day, either way, it’s a great reason to eat pizza. I know, it seems that there’s a food holiday for everything now, but you must admit, today is a good one.
Sweet caramelized onions and apples, smokey bacon and creamy fontina cheese with whole wheat dough. This caramelized onion, apple and bacon flatbread pizza is a delicious meal or appetizer for the thin crust pizza lover.
I like to use whole wheat flour for this recipe because I think it just gives the dough a great nutty taste. Now, this is not your average pizza dough, because there no yeast.  The reason there’s no yeast is because it is flatbread and I don’t want the dough to rise I want it to stay thin and crisp.
The recipe for the dough makes 2 – 10 x 5 inch oblong flatbreads, which is enough for 2 people. The other half of the dough can be frozen for later use.
Caramelized onion, apple and bacon flatbread pizza
I love the combination of the sweet caramelized onions along with the sweet apples. I love using apples in savory recipes because it  brings out their natural sweetness when you cook them. I discovered this when I made maple glazed sweet potatoes and apples. With crispy, smokey, salty bacon, the flavors all all complement each other so well. I used fontina cheese because it’s very creamy and it melts really well.
Caramelized onion, apple and bacon flatbread pizza
Caramelized onion, apple and bacon flatbread pizza
Yield: 6

Caramelized onion, apple and bacon flatbread pizza

Caramelized onion, apple and bacon flatbread pizza

Sweet caramelized onions and apples, smokey bacon and creamy fontina cheese on whole wheat dough.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the dough
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour, plus more for dusting the board
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup warm water, plus more if needed
  • For the toppings
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons butter, unsalted
  • 4 ounces fontina cheese, grated
  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 medium red apple, cut into bite size pieces
  • Italian parsley, optional, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. For the dough
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour, salt, and baking powder, mix well.
  3. Add the olive oil and mix.
  4. Add the water and mix until the dough comes together, either using your hands or a wooden spoon.
  5. If the dough is too dry and more water, 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough forms a ball.
  6. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  7. For the toppings (while the dough is resting)
  8. To a sauté pan over medium heat add the olive oil.
  9. Cook the bacon until just browned and crispy, drain onto a paper towel. Set aside.
  10. Reserve the oil, and return the pan to the heat and lower to medium low.
  11. Add the butter to the pan, then add the onions.
  12. Cook the onions until they start to brown, about 30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Add a pinch of salt and stir.
  13. Add the apples to the onions and continue to cook until the apples soften. Set aside.
  14. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  15. Remove the dough from the fridge about 10 minutes before using to allow to come to room temperature. Do this while the oven is preheating.
  16. To a large cutting board or countertop dust with flour.
  17. Roll out the dough to your desired shape, I like oblong.
  18. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  19. Place the dough onto the baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes.
  20. Remove from the oven and add the toppings, sliced cheese, onions, apples and bacon.
  21. Return to the oven and bake until the cheese is melted, about 8-10 minutes.
  22. Top with chopped Italian parsley (optional).
  23. Slice and serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 373Saturated Fat 7gCholesterol 35mgSodium 651mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 5gSugar 4gProtein 12g

 

Caramelized onion, apple and bacon flatbread pizza