Apple, Goat Cheese and Pecan Pizza

Sweet and savory, this pizza makes for a light, fresh dinner any day of the week. Use it to impress your friends while watching your favorite football team or on a busy weekday for a unique and totally delicious meal.

The sweet, crisp apples make for a perfect balance to the warm goat cheese to create a medley of flavors you’re sure to love!

Apple, Goat Cheese and Pecan Pizza

1 (1-pound) six-grain pizza crust
Cooking spray
3 cups thinly sliced apple (about 8 ounces)
1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled goat cheese
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
2 cups baby arugula
3 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted

Preheat oven to 450°.

Place pizza crust on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

Arrange apple slices evenly over pizza crust; top with cheese. Sprinkle thyme evenly over cheese.

Bake at 450° for 8 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to brown.

Combine oil and next 3 ingredients (through honey) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add arugula; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle pecans evenly over pizza; top with arugula mixture. Cut pizza into 6 wedges.

Note: Crumbled feta can be substituted for the goat cheese in this recipe.

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