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Tomorrow marks the official start of fall and this brussels sprout mushroom pizza with crispy prosciutto and sage is the perfect way to celebrate!
This pizza! I know I say this about all the recipes I tell you guys about, but I love this pizza. It’s all things cheesy, veggie loaded, and delicious. I mean, really? What could be better on top of a fall pizza than cheese, caramelized mushrooms, brussels sprouts, and crispy prosciutto. It’s the perfect autumn inspired pizza.
Oh, and how about my long as ever recipe title?! As always, I just could not leave anything out.
It seems that for just about every month of the year I like to create a new seasonal pizza recipe. I don’t know if it’s truly normal for people to make pizza every other week, or even once every week, but I honestly do. Pizza is just a meal that I can so easily customize to what I have on hand or what’s in season.
It also helps that it’s warm and gooey, and loaded with cheese. DUH.
So I guess what I’m trying to say here is that this is my September pizza. Loaded with in season brussels sprouts and mushrooms and even a hint of hidden apple flavors.
It’s a combination of savory and salty, with just the slightest amount of sweetness that you don’t expect, but is surprisingly delicious.
So what’s my secret to making this pizza so good?
A light spread of apple butter. I know, I know, weird. I swear though, it is so good. Especially with all the salty cheese and prosciutto. The apple butter adds the sweet element, and it’s what makes this pizza different from any other. I love the pairing with the autumn vegetables and hardy fried sage on top, it’s perfect, and such a great way to end your week… and kick off the start of fall tomorrow.
Meaning Friday night pizza in for the win!
Also, speaking of the official start of things…and celebrations, today is the kick off of the the HBH Retreat Weekend here in Colorado!! Ahh, I am so excited, but also so nervous. It’s going to be such a fun weekend. I’m headed down to Denver later today (with my mom in tow) to meet the group for drinks, dinner, and probably after dinner drinks as well. You know, because we have to kick off this retreat weekend properly!
The festivities will continue on Friday with breakfast in Denver and then the drive up to my little town for hiking, relaxing and dinner at the Breckenridge Distillery. Saturday will consist of horseback riding, some exploring in town and a happy hour hike with award-winning nature photographer, John Fielder. Then we’ll conclude the day with dinner here at the barn, complete with a Colorado craft beer and wine pairing. Everything will get wrapped up on Sunday with a fun brunch here at the barn!
Fingers crossed the weather holds up. It’s supposed to rain all weekend, but I’m trying to think positive thoughts!!
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Have a great Thursday! Tomorrow pizza…and the perfect Autumn breakfast!
So so so good! The savory and sweet combo was delicious! I was already making apple butter when I found this recipe and was happy I did. My husband and I loved it and have since used apple butter as a base on other pizza variations.
Perfect! I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, I am so glad it was a hit! xx
SO GOOD! I only used a half-pound of Brussels sprouts (one pound would be wayyy too much for 1/2 pound of pizza dough), and I fried them up in a pan first until bright green with some browning; I highly recommend doing this to bring out some flavor. One pound of mushrooms is fine though because they will shrink slightly when you pan-fry them. Upped the apple butter to cover whole pizza, only used half prosciutto (that alone covered the whole pizza), and dashed a little balsamic vinegar on fresh out of the oven per another reviewer’s recommendation. DELICIOUS.
Hi there! Thanks so much for trying out this recipe! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it and thanks for sharing the adjustments as well! 🙂 xTieghan
Well……a bit disappointed with the amount and use of Brussel sprouts. I feel I would like to roast the sprouts first to carmelize them.
Putting them on raw made them not stand out in flavour.
Otherwise the rest was good.
We are huge Friday night pizza builders. Have tried many of your others and had great reviews and repeats.
Keep cooking. You are good at it and have a great site.
So sorry you did not enjoy this recipe, please let me know if I can help in anyway! xTieghan
First, this tasted AMAZING! in the end I sprinkled a little balsamic vinegar on top, to up the acidity a tad, like another reviewer suggested. But. I think next time I’ll use the full pound of pizza dough – I couldn’t even get half the brussel sprouts on my 12-14″ crust, not all of the prosciutto, and just barely got all the mushrooms on; and it was still an inch thick going into the oven. I’m not disappointed – I’ll make a brussel sprout salad w/ the reserve, and note that this recipe makes enough for company. Just wondering if anyone else had that happen? I also put cornmeal on the baking sheet under the crust, for a little texture. Thanks so much for this recipe – it’s really really good!
Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am thrilled that it worked out for you. Happy Holidays! xTieghan
This is a phenomenal pizza, absolutely phenomenal. I’ve never made a pizza in my life, so this was my first. Could not have been happier with the results. I never did find instructions in either the article or the recipe instructions for how and when to use the red pepper flakes. I noticed in one of the photos tho (the dough with a thin coating of apple butter before all of the ingredients are added) that there appear to be red pepper flakes in/on the apple butter. Hopefully I am right, otherwise I’m hoping that Tieghan will give us a hint at some point in the future.
I am so happy you have been enjoying this recipe, Jeannie! Thank you so much for trying this! xTieghan
This was probably my favorite pizza recipe that you’ve posted so far. The mushrooms and brussels sprout combo was to die for. I made your butternut squash pizza from the bonus recipe packet last night and it was amazing too! Loving the fall flavors.
Thank you! I am so happy you enjoyed this and the butternut squash recipe! Thank you Libby!
Couldn’t find apple butter at my local grocery store, but I couldn’t wait until the farmer’s market tomorrow to grab a jar because I wanted to make this so bad!! So I used some caramelized onion and maple confit and it turned out absolutely delicious 🙂 Thanks so much for this recipe, another hit!!!
Awh so glad to hear that Caroline! Thank you!
Please don’t get this wrong, it was absolutely delicious but I was thinking that I would like to add just a bit on acidity next time, do you think it would work with a few cherry tomatoes? – Let me know what you would add. 🙂
Haha!! No offense taking! I think adding cherry tomatoes would be delicious! 🙂 They will burst in the oven and taste awesome. Love the idea! Enjoy the pizza!