Savory French Styled Apple Pizza

Tarte Flambee is the fancy sounding French name for a pizza-esque dish of crisp bread, sour cream, bacon, and onions. My first professional cooking job in NYC was in a high end French restaurant and tarte flambee was one of our signature dishes. It was what we would send out to spoil visiting celebrities and couples on their anniversary. There is just something about how the French do pizza that elevates it from the boxed up delivery pies most people are used to. The sweetness of the apples pairs wonderfully with the light and meaty flavor of the turkey. This flat bread is a complete meal in and of itself but it can also be a great party snack. If you use store bought pizza dough it doesn’t get much easier. If you decide to make your own pizza dough just have it ready for it’s final rise by the time you want to start cooking. You will want to use a heavy cast iron pan for this recipe to get a really nice crispy crust. You can easily make two pizzas, one after the other if you only have one cast iron, you will just want to double this recipe.

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1/2 package store bought pizza dough, at room temperature

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1/4 cup ricotta cheese

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 pound ground turkey, cooked

1 small sweet apple, like braeburn or fuji, shredded

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  1. Put the olive oil into your cast iron pan. Add the pizza dough and toss it to coat the dough with olive oil. Allow the dough to rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 550°. Press the dough out with your hands and shape into the size you want in the cast iron. Make sure the dough is nice and thin to get a crispy crust. It should be at least 8″ in diameter.
  3. Top with the ricotta, garlic powder, salt, ground turkey, and shredded apple. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the edges are crisp and beginning to brown. Remove to a cutting board before cutting and serving.

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