Chicken Sausage and Apple Pizza

11 Oct

Chicken Sausage and Apple Pizza

It is officially fall in New York and this was celebrated with our annual trip to the apple and pumpkin picking farm near our house.  Chris used to go to the same exact one when he was little and we have continued the tradition with Ella for the past few years.  When we go, we usually buy some pumpkins, eat some apple cider doughnuts and go to the little petting zoo that is on the grounds.  This year, we decided to switch it up a little and take advantage of the apple picking part of the farm.  We went with some friends and we ready to get all Johnny Appleseed up in that place.

When you get there, you first have to buy the “official” apple bags, to the tune of $25 each.  So between our small group, we had shelled out $50 for the prospect of picking our own apples (I totally need to own an apple farm by the way, they make bank!).  Well, believe me, we were getting our $50 of apples, even if it killed us.  It was definitely fun, the kids  grown men definitely seemed to be enjoying themselves and it was fun to feel like a farmer for a minute (just a minute though, because that is way too much work).  When we got home, we realized we had more apples than it was humanly possible to consume.  So for the past week, we have been trying to stick these apples in everything.  And if you know us, of course we put them on a pizza.

Chicken Sausage and Apple Pizza

Pizza dough (homemade or store-bought)

1 teaspoon olive oil

2 links chicken and apple sausage, diced

2 Tablespoons butter

1  medium apple, peeled, cored and sliced

1/2 yellow onion, sliced

pinch of sugar

pinch of salt

3/4 cup cheese

drizzle of honey

Preheat oven with a pizza stone (optional) to 450 degrees

Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat and cook the sausage; set aside

Using the same pan, return to medium heat and melt butter; add apples, onions, sugar and salt and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally

Onions and Apples

Remove from heat and combine apples and onions with sausage

Onions, Apples and Sausage

Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface (further instructions here) and place on pizza peel or cookie sheet

Top with mixture; sprinkle cheese and drizzle honey over

Cook for five minutes to make sure it’s cooking evenly, turn pizza around and cook for another five minutes or until crust is golden

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