Apple, Bacon and Walnut Pita Pizza. Now THIS is a super quick meal. It comes together in a flash and can be on your taste buds in 10 minutes. Tops. It combines the warm comforting flavors of fall, making you satisfied without leaving you feel like you over did it.
I used freshly picked Rome Beauty apples from our annual Cowie Clan apple picking adventure at Thierbach Orchards. Rome Beauties are a really good cooking apple variety, but certainly any other tart baking apple would work just as well.
As a perfect compliment to the tart apples, I used Kerrygold’s Blarney Castle, a mild, creamy, super-melty cheese. Kerrygold is a top-notch brand of cheese made from the milk of happy cows that graze on grass. Your taste buds will tell ya, this is some darn good cheese.
A few sprigs of woodsy thyme, toasty walnuts, savory Parm and bacon top it all off like a great big warm hug.until next time...
Apple, Bacon and Walnut Pita Pizzas (recipe adapted from Cooking Light, October 2014)
4 whole wheat pitas
1 tsp. olive oil
4 ounces Kerrygold Blarney Castle Cheese
2 tart apples, thinly sliced (we used Rome Beauties from Thierbach Orchards, Marthasville, MO)
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
¼ cup walnuts, chopped
2 tsp. fresh thyme
4 applewood-smoked bacon slices, cooked and chopped
1. Preheat broiler to high.
2. Broil pitas for 1 minute. Remove from oven, carefully flip pitas over, lightly brush with olive oil. Layer apple and cheese slices on each pita.
3. Sprinkle with Parmesan, walnuts and thyme. Broil 1 to 2 more minutes until golden brown and cheese is melted.
4. Sprinkle with cooked bacon and serve!
Disclosure: I was not compensated for writing this post, but I did receive coupons for Kerrygold products. All of the opinions and commentary are completely my own.