Apple Cheddar Pizza with Arugula
2-3 Apples of your choice (I used Gala Apples, but use your favorite)
4 oz. Garlic Cheddar, grated (Any type of cheddar or nice melting cheese would be great as well- fontina for example)
3-5 Shallots, thinly sliced
1 bunch baby Arugula
¼ cup Brown Sugar, divided
1 prebaked Pizza Crust
Slice the Apples very thin – I use a mandolin for speed, but this can also be done by hand
Sauté the shallots in olive oil on medium low heat, adding 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar once they have softened to help caramelize. Sauté on low until a nice golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste
Drizzle the Pizza Crust with olive oil and spread the shallots to cover evenly. Sprinkle the cheddar to cover the shallots. Place the apple slices on top, layering the thin slices on top of each other to form a concentric circle on the outside of the crust. Reverse the direction of the apple slices for the inner circle. Drizzle the top with olive oil, sprinkle with the remaining brown sugar and some sea salt,
Place the pizza in the over on the top rack. Broil for 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the apple slices are starting to brown.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. While it’s cooling, toss the arugula with olive oil and sea salt. Place the arugula on top of the pizza and serve.