Going to bed at 8 am and getting up at 1:30 pm makes for a very weird day. Regular food blogging shall return tomorrow!
Originally, I was planning on just throwing together a quesadilla or something for dinner, but I decided that I would feel better if I actually cooked a real meal on my first night back home.
I’ve been wanting to participate in Blogger Secret Ingredient for awhile now, so I decided that this was the week to finally submit a recipe. Megan is hosting this week’s contest, and the secret ingredient is…. acorn squash.
And so, without further ado, here is my recipe for
Acorn Squash and Apple Pizza
- 1 acorn squash
- 1 small yellow onion
- 3 small apples
- 1 pizza crust of your choice
- 3 oz. goat cheese
- 1 oz. gorgonzola
- 5 T. plus 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp. sugar
- Salt, pepper, and cinnamon
- Prepare your pizza crust. I had this mix I needed to use up, but a handmade crust would work just as well.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Start by cutting the acorn squash in half and scooping out the seeds and stringy insides. Remove the skin.
- Cut the squash into small cubes (1/2 inch or less).
- Toss the squash cubes with 2 tsp. olive oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. pepper, and 2 tsp. cinnamon.
- Bake the acorn squash for 18 minutes. Keep the oven on, but increase the temperature to 450 degrees.
- Meanwhile, prepare the onion. Remove the top and bottom, and cut the onion in half from top to bottom. Thinly slice the onion, and cut the circular slices in half.
- Heat 3 T. olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onions, along with 1/8 tsp. salt.
- Stir the onions regularly until they are softened and browned. If they are sticking too much to the skillet, add a bit of water or white wine to “deglaze” the pan.
- When the onions are caramelized to your liking, remove them from heat and place them in a separate bowl.
- Slice the apples thinly.
- Add another 3 T. olive oil to the skillet, and add the apples and 1 tsp. sugar when the oil is hot.
- Similar to the process with the onion, stir the apples regularly until they are softened and browned, deglazing as needed.
- When the apples are caramelized to your liking, remove them from heat.
- Spread the goat cheese over the pizza crust.
- Top with the apples, squash, and onions. Sprinkle with gorgonzola.
- Bake at 450 degrees for 12 minutes.