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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My first Pizza -Apple Pizza (whole wheat flour base)

Baking a pizza at home,never thought.. but when I saw many of my blogger friends making this at home,It was a real energy booster and inspiration to try.I too thought to give this a shot and when I actually started off making pizza,I was not very sure of the outcome as I was giving a try to make it from scratch including the pizza base too and I wanted it to be with wheat flour alone.And so,am happy that I could try this at home and another true experiment,the outcome is right in front of you  :-).The topping I chose is apple,you can make your desired topping veg or non veg and sauces,cheese of your choices.But let me tell you a thing if you have kids who have stopped looking at apples then this is a wonderful idea to sneak in their apples and a perfect healthy one.I made the topping just like for the Apple Cinnamon Toaster Strudel,and that really tastes great.I was pretty much sure kids wouldn't say 'NO' to the prepared topping as they liked the toaster strudel and that's how I got into preparing this recipe and sharing it with all my dear buddies :-)

whole wheat flour 1 3/4 cups
olive oil 1/2 tbsp
warm water 3/4- 1cup
yeast  2tsp
sugar 2tbsp (or increase if you want the crust more sweet)

for topping
apple 3 grated + 1 thinly sliced for top layer
butter 3 tbsp
brown sugar 1/2 cup
all purpose flour/ maida 2tbsp
cinnamon powder 1/2tsp (optional)

-Add the yeast in warm water along with sugar and stir.Keep aside for 10 minutes until it starts frothing.
-Sift the flour in a bowl ,add salt .Sift again.Add the olive oil and yeast mixture  and knead with hands to form a dough.
-Knead the dough smothly,place it in a covered bowl and leave to rise for 1 hour.
-Punch out the air  and knead again,leave aside for 45 minutes.
-In the mean time,prepare the topping.Wash ,peel and core the apples.Grate the apples on the large holes of grater. Add in the lemon juice and keep aside.
 -Melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat in a sauce pan. Add the grated apples and toss until coated.
-Add the brown sugar, flour, lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt. Continue to cook stirring frequently, until the mixture is thick and syrup(took about 10 minutes). Remove from heat and stir remaining 1tablespoon of butter. Cool the filling .
-Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
-Roll out the dough on a clean flat surface after dusting little flour to a diameter of 10" and 1/4" thickness.
-Prick with a fork in between the rolled base.Top it up with the prepared topping and spread evenly with the back of a spoon or offset spatula.
-Brush the left over sides of pizza base with olive oil ,gives a nice color.
-Place it in the oven and bake for 12 minutes first and remove from oven.
-Wash the remaining apple and slice it to spread.Spread the thin apple slices and then bake for another 6- 8 minutes until the top slices are baked and the crust gives a nice color.
-Remove from oven and cool a bit ,cut into pieces and serve with tea!!

Servings~ 1pizza of medium crust & 10" diameter(dinner plate size)

* You can add jaggery instead of dark brown sugar.
* You can place the sliced apples on top in the first bake itself,if you wish it to be crunchy.I was not sure whether my kids would like the slices so just baked them.
* You can even add few nuts or raisins when you prepare the topping.
* Add in a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream after cooling the pizza slice and can be served as a dessert too!!

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foodydelight said... Best Blogger Tips

Pizza is very delicious...nice presentation

Jeyashris Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Very interesting and nice pasta

PrathibhaSreejith said... Best Blogger Tips

Thats an awesome pizza, baked perfect :-) I'm sure kids would have demanded just more n more...

Vimitha Durai said... Best Blogger Tips

I am frightened to handle yeast. The pizza looks so perfectly done

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, how are you, i am back to blogging. wow so nice to be able to make own pizza, very innovative indeed to use apples. glad you add cinnamon- yes a tiny touch of spice.
have a nice day

hotpotcooking said... Best Blogger Tips

A different pizza. First time you got it nice.

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Very yummy and healthy dessert pizza..

Anjali Bapna Shukla said... Best Blogger Tips

Too good a job!
Looks like Pizza Hut and Dominos are going to lose on their business after the bloggers gearing up for it. :)
I liked that apple topping a lot.

Kavi said... Best Blogger Tips

wow Julie! Apple on a pizza! Delightful topping

Rita said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow I am Really impressed! This looks just wonderful. My family love pizza; what a nice surprise this would be.

Charu Srivastava said... Best Blogger Tips

wow dats a creative it !!!

Charu Srivastava said... Best Blogger Tips

wow dats a creative it !!!

Faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

wow....very yummy n healthy pizza.....luvd the topping u did...

Rashida Shaikh said... Best Blogger Tips

Very innovative recipe...

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Pizza looks super delicious!

Soni said... Best Blogger Tips

Kudos for your first!!I still have to get there :)Looks delicious!!

Square Meals said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice dessert pizza :-)

Aparna from Square Meals

sojo said... Best Blogger Tips

thats so healthy....way to go

San said... Best Blogger Tips

Lip smacking apple pizza, It has turned out amazing. Wish to grab a piece of it. said... Best Blogger Tips

this looks really awesome......nice idea..looks just yum...

FewMinute Wonders said... Best Blogger Tips

Good job in making your pizza at home. Believe me you will now start to bake more of it. I am sure the kids would have enjoyed the toppings. The pizza did turn put fine.

Sushma Mallya said... Best Blogger Tips

Something differnt ...loved the recipe...ur base have come out so spongy and yum!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely new idea. Never thought of preparing pizza and apple together. wonderfully they worked out.

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

wow! it has turned out so well.. i like the fact that you did it with apple superb :)

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misha said... Best Blogger Tips

Very veryinnovative and looks good and perfect too....

Chocolate & Chillies said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this dessert pizza...apples is a great choice!

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely n healthy recipe Julie...h creative you are ! this sweet version of Pizza...
Thanks a ton for linking to the event..
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Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said... Best Blogger Tips

Great job...i've been thinking of making pizza at home for ages...i think i'll definitely try one now... :-)


Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

wow very innovative julie

cindyrina said... Best Blogger Tips

whoa!!! apple pizza??? never thought of that..sweet and sour!!! yummy!

spicenflavors said... Best Blogger Tips

Its nutritious and looks so good too:)

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Best Blogger Tips

Trully Awesome!,Droolworthy Pizza Dear,Healthy n Kid's Special Pizza!

Zareena said... Best Blogger Tips

This is really amazing. An apple pizza!!!! might have tasted heavenly. Lovely and unique creation.

ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

Wholewheat base and apple topping.....yum and it!!

Lifewithspices said... Best Blogger Tips

awesome job looks too good

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds perfect and delicious dear..

Purabi Naha said... Best Blogger Tips

This apple pizza sounds great!! I loved the recipe. Your blog is full of yummy delicacies...drooling!

Love2cook Malaysia said... Best Blogger Tips

Irresistible apple pizza...hoping to get a piece now :)

KitchenKarma said... Best Blogger Tips

A sweet topped pizza...perfect :-)

Shilpakiran said... Best Blogger Tips

presentation takes 100 marks out of 100 .. very yummy .. i love pizza ..thanks for sharing

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

wow.. love the topping.. and it looks so nice.. thanks for the lovely comments at my blog.. :) ... keep a pizza piece for me..

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and delicious looking pizza.

priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey. There's an award waiting for u in my blog..plz collect it

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious and healthy Pizza...First pizza ia awesome...different one with Apple.

Vineetha Sush said... Best Blogger Tips

I m back :)
This is indeed a delicious treat ..

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome. Deliciously different.

Katerina said... Best Blogger Tips

I am a sucker for pizza either savory or sweet! This one looks very tasty especially with the cinnamon in it!

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

Who would have thought this is your first attempt. Wow!

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

very yummy yum pizza, loved the apple topping, healthy indeed !!

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JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Interesting pizza recipe...looks beautiful and tasty!!

Teena said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...ur first trial on pizza looks amazing! Loved this creative recipe Julie! We are looking forward to see more of ur pizza recipes :)

Amina Creations said... Best Blogger Tips

pizza looks delicious... very innovative..

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very Italian...never tried fruit pizzas before though :)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

you made it like a pro, Julie!