Brent has never met a pizza he didn’t like. Josh’s tastes are a little more eclectic. Here’s the compromise: blue cheese, a little apple, walnuts, and sweet caramelized onions. Choose any pizza dough— white or whole wheat — and make sure you get your oven nice and hot before you pop in the pizza.


  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 ½ pounds onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 large sweet apple, peeled and cut into thin wedges
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ pound store-bought or homemade pizza dough
  • 8 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

Additional Information

  • Cook Time: 1hr


In a large skillet, heat 4 tablespoons of the oil over low heat. Add the onions, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally until tender, about 25 minutes.

Uncover the onions and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Stir in the apple, season with salt to taste, and cook until the apple is crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 500ºF with a rack set in the lowest position.

On a lightly floured work surface, roll the dough out to a 14-inch round. Transfer the dough to a large baking sheet and brush the top with the remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Scatter the caramelized onion-apple mixture over the top, leaving a 1-inch border all around. Scatter the cheese and nuts on top. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the crust is crisp and the cheese has melted.

This recipe can be found in our Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook.

by Josh and Brent

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Helene Langezaal

that recipe has an quite an amount of onion. Could I use half of that and keep the rest the same, or do they cook down that much?