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Apple, Beet and Goat Cheese Pizza

This is a fantastic, colorful and light pizza.


  • 1 package pizza dough
  • 1 large apple I like granny smith for this recipe, thinly sliced crosswise on a mandoline to create thin circles
  • 1 medium beet* thinly sliced crosswise on a mandoline to create thin circles
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • salt and pepper


  • Prepare dough according to my method above, or per package directions.
  • If using my method above, rub cooked side of pizza crust with raw garlic, if you are dressing raw pizza dough, just mince up the garlic and top the pizza with it.
  • Brush crust with olive oil and top with mozarella.
  • Top pizza with apple slices, and top each apple slice with a beet slice.
  • Sprinkle goat cheese evenly over pizza and place in oven to bake.
  • Bake at 500 degrees or according to package directions for ~5-10 minutes or until dough is golden and mozzarella is melted.
  • Let sit for 5-10 minutes prior to cutting.


*Though I have always felt that the flavor of chioggia beets is inferior to red or gold beets, I like to use a chioggia beet in this recipe because the thin slices of the candy-striped vegetable make for a beautiful presentation.
Adapted from Giada De Laurentiis