My Take On…

22 11 2011

Steph’s take on…

Jessica’s Whole Wheat Autumn Apple Pie.

(Photo credits to Steph and Jessica)

Now that’s a mouthful!

If you haven’t noticed, I have a serious obsession with the recipes that come out of Jessica’s How Sweet Blog.

Not only does she make scrumptious looking desserts that make me want to lick my computer screen, but she also creates some mean savory dishes too.

I found Steph’s interpretation of Jessica’s pizza and decided to give it a whirl.

Though my pictures may not be as pretty, this sure tasted DEE-licious.

Nothin says fall like butternut squash!

So my friends, I give you Steph’s 321delish-ious Autumn Butternut Squash Pizza.

Here’s what you’ll need.

Ingredients:

1 package whole wheat pizza dough
2 teaspoons olive oil
1-2 red shallots, thinly sliced
2 apple chicken sausages, sliced
1/2 butternut squash, cut into 1/2″ to 1″ cubes
1 gala apple, cored and thinly sliced
1/2 cup shredded smoked cheddar
1/3 to 1/2 cup gorgonzola crumbles (your preference)
10-12 fresh sage leaves
dash of teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon garlic salt
salt and pepper to taste

How to:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with pizza stone inside. While the oven is preheating, saute your veggies. In a skillet over medium-high heat, add the onions and sausage, cooking until onions are translucent and sausage are slightly browned. Set aside.

Turn down the heat to medium, add some more oil to the pan, and toss in the butternut squash. Cover, and cook for 1-2 minutes, then, turn the heat up a little and saute the squash so they are slightly browned. You want the squash to be slightly cooked, especially if they are larger chunks.

Roll out your dough into the shape of your choice.

Take out the pizza stone, and carefully put the dough on the stone. Make sure you have some cornmeal down, or the dough will stick to the stone! (Anyone know if this is actually the right way to use a stone?)

Drizzle about a teaspoon of oil on top of dough. Sprinkle dough with some of the cheddar and gorgonzola. Top cheese with half of the sliced apples, then top that with the onions,  sausage, and squash. Layer on the rest of the apples, the sage leaves, and then cover with the remainder of the cheese. Sprinkle pizza with nutmeg, garlic salt, salt, and pepper.

Bake pizza for 20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and crust is browned. Let cool a little before cutting. Enjoy!

Holy yum.

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