Grilled Pizza with Apples and Sausage
This grilled pizza has tons of flavor coming from grainy mustard, smoked cheddar, Italian sausage, Vidalia onions and Envy apples. This recipe is sponsored by Envy Apples. Scroll down to enter to win a giveaway of a big box of Envy apples sent right to your door and a $150 Visa Gift Card. Each entry also enters you to win a Vitamix blender and a $100 Whole Foods gift card at the end of the summer.
Update: The giveaway has ended.
Did you know that apples are part of the rose family? I wonder if that’s why they smell so sweet.
You’ve gotta love the smell of apples. Imagine an apple pie baking in the oven. Or even that spray of scent when you first bite into a cold crisp apple. When Envy sent me a big box of apples a couple of weeks ago, I instantly crunched in and savored the the smell. And the taste, sweet and slightly floral. I’ve honestly never loved apples as much as I have since these ones filled my fridge.
On the day the apples arrive I happened to be making sausage pasta for supper. Sitting on my cutting board were slices of fully-cooked Italian sausage and of Vidalia onion. I thought about how apples and pork go together and decided to try the apple with some sausage. Mmmm. Then I added a bit of onion. Double mmmm. Then I remembered that we had some smoked cheddar in the fridge. My next bite:
Oh man! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!
And now I have my newest favorite flavor combination. I’ve used it in kebabs (yes, Grilled Apple, Sausage and Onion Kebabs with Grainy Mustard and Honey) and now it’s on this pizza.
The pizza is really amazing. The cheese is smokey and gooey, the sausage is warm and the crust is toasted. But neither the apples nor the onions end up cooked. And that’s a good thing. They add this refreshing crunch. And juicy sweetness from the apple and a bit of a spicy onion heat from the Vidalias (not too much heat, mind you. These are summer sweet Vidalias after all).
I’m going to make this flatbread pizza over and over again this summer. I know it!
In addition to this grilled pizza recipe, I also have 9 other Envy Apple recipes from some of my favorite bloggers to share with you today. And, I’ve got a giveaway for a big box of Envy apples shipped right to your door and a $150 Visa Gift Card. Each entry for that giveaway also enters you to win our Summer Grand Prize of a Vitamix Blender and a $100 Whole Foods Gift Card. All of this is thanks to the delicious New Zealand fruits: Envy Apples, Taylor’s Gold Pears and Jazz Apples. Scroll down to get to it all.
During the summer in the U.S., pears and apples abound in New Zealand. When you see New Zealand pears and apples in the stores they’re super-fresh and ready to eat. That’s why we’ve teamed up to come up with a bunch of delicious summer recipes featuring New Zealand pears and apples. Follow along all summer on social media using #loveNZfruit and make sure you come back on July 30th when we’re talking about Jazz apples and giving you a chance to win more apples, another Visa gift card and more entries into the Vitamix Blender and Whole Foods gift card giveaway.
And now here’s my grilled pizza with apples and sausage recipe:
Grilled pizza with apples and sausages
These Apple and Sausage flatbread pizzas serve 2 as an entree or 4 as an appetizer. I use a fully-cooked sausage with Italian flavorings found in the organic lunch meat section of my grocery store.
- 1/3 cup whipped cream cheese
- 2 Tbsp. grainy mustard
- 2 - 4.4 oz naan breads or other flat breads
- 1/2 Envy apple, in 1/8 inch slices
- 2 fully-cooked italian sausages, in 1/4 inch slices
- 1/2 small Vidalia onion, sliced thinly
- 1/4 pound smoked cheddar, grated
- Preheat grill to medium heat for direct cooking.
- In a small bowl combine cream cheese and grainy mustard. Spread it onto the flatbreads. Sprinkle on the cheddar cheese and then add the sausage, onion and apple slices.
- Grill 5 to 7 minutes or until bottom is toasted and the cheese is melted.
9 more tasty summer apple recipes!
Easy Recipe for Apple Pie Ice Cream Bowls from It’s Yummi!
Summer Salad with Roasted Envy Apple Vinaigrette from Pastry Chef Online
Grilled Apple Turkey Burgers from Cooking with Books
Apple Pie Milkshake from Big Bear’s Wife
Apple Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches from Around My Family Table
Apple Pie Bites with Caramel Dipping Sauce from Real Housemoms
Apple Trifle with Bourbon Whipped Cream + Caramel Drizzle from Climbing Grier Mountain
Apple, Sausage and Onion Kebabs with Honey Mustard from Doughmesstic
Double Berry Apple Crisp from Nutmeg Nanny