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Autumn Celebration Pizza

This pizza is full of Fall flavors, butternut squash, maple sausage, honeycrisp apples, caramelized onions, roasted garlic, all melted together with extra sharp cheddar and bleu cheese crumbles
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can Pillsbury thin pizza crust dough
  • 8 oz. maple breakfast sausage
  • 2 cups butternut squash cubes
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 head garlic, roasted*
  • 1 honeycrisp apple, sliced
  • 4 oz. extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3-4 oz. bleu cheese crumbles
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Instructions
 

  • Put butternut squash on a parchment lined baking sheet and season with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until soft
  • Melt butter with 1 Tbsp olive oil in large skillet over medium low heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally until onions turn golden and caramelize, about 20-25 minutes. Set aside
  • Add sausage to skillet and increase heat to medium. Cook and stir sausage to crumble, until cooked through and brown.
  • Drain sausage on paper towels.
  • Place pizza crust dough on a greased baking sheet, prick dough all over with a fork, and bake at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes until dough begins to set and turn golden
  • Squeeze roasted garlic head until it releases the soft garlic inside and spread evenly over partially baked crust
  • Top crust with an even layer of caramelized onions, then apples, then cheddar cheese
  • Place sausage on top of cheese layer, then top with roasted butternut squash and sprinkle bleu cheese crumbles over all
  • Return to 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes until pizza is heated through and cheese has melted.
  • Cut into squares to serve

Notes

*cut off top of garlic head to expose the cloves.  Place on a square of foil and drizzle with olive oil, salt & pepper. Bring corners of foil together forming a package. Roast garlic in a 400 degree oven for 1 hour.  Can be done in advance and stored in refrigerator.
Keyword Autumn flatbread, butternut squash pizza, Fall pizza, maple sausage, apple and butternut pizza, pizza