Apple, Sweet Potato & Bacon Pizza paired with Merlot

Apple, Sweet Potato & Bacon Pizza paired with Merlot

Wine Varietal: Merlot

  • Store-bought flatbread/naan – 10-12”
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled
  • 1 apple, peeled
  • ½ red onion
  • 2-3 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 oz mozzarella
  • 4 oz goat cheese crumbles
  • 12 sage leaves
  • Sea salt 
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. 
  2. To make garlic butter, combine minced garlic, melted butter, and olive oil, set aside.
  3. Thinly slice sweet potato, apple, and red onion, set aside.
  4. Spread thin layer of  garlic butter evenly over flatbread. Top with bacon, sweet potato, apple, and a few red onion slices.
  5. Tear mozzarella into pieces and toss over the ingredients, then sprinkle goat cheese crumbles.
  6. Put pizza into oven and cook for 10 mins.
  7. While the pizza cooks, make the fried sage; In a small sauté pan, add enough olive to cover bottom of the pan by ½”. Heat over med-high heat until it sizzles when you add a drop of water.
  8. Carefully place sage leaves in a single layer in the oil. Fry for 1 minute, use a slotted spoon to transfer the sage to a paper towel lined plate. Blot off excess oil with paper towel.
  9. Once the pizza edges are golden brown and cheese is melted, take pizza out of the oven. Top pizza with fried sage leaves, a drizzle of olive oil, and sea salt.
  10. Pour a glass of Sutter Home Merlot and enjoy!
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