Savory and Sweet: Michigan Apple, Brie and Pesto Pizza

Since Michigan is such a large producer of apples, they are a great topping to put on pizza this fall season. Apples are the largest and most valuable fruit crop in Michigan, with over 16 varieties grown right in this state.

Apples are also a nutritional powerhouse that contain vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, dietary fiber and more. The health benefits of apples goes on and on as they can help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease.

While you might not normally pair pizza and apples together, they top this pizza perfectly to make a sweet and savory bite to eat.

Photo Credit: A Healthier Michigan

apple brie and pesto pizza

Ingredients

  • 2 pieces of naan bread
  • Small jar or homemade pesto
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 3 Michigan granny smith apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lb. brie, thinly sliced with casing removed

Sweet and Savory Apple, Brie and Pesto Pizza

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Place parchment paper on baking sheet.
2. Put naan bread on prepared baking sheet.
3. Spoon pesto evenly over both slices of naan bread.
4. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the pesto. Place sliced apples and brie on top.
5. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is beginning to turn golden. Enjoy!


Nutrition Info per Serving :
Nutrition Facts
1 serving is about 1/4 of the naan bread pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238.3
Total Fat 16.1 g
Saturated Fat 7.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.0 g
Cholesterol 35.0 mg
Sodium 526.0 mg
Potassium 99.1 mg
Total Carbohydrate 20.7 g
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
Sugars 5.6 g
Protein 10.6 g
Vitamin A 4.3 %
Vitamin B-12 9.5 %
Vitamin B-6 3.7 %
Vitamin C 3.0 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 0.9 %
Calcium 17.9 %
Copper 0.4 %
Folate 4.8 %
Iron 4.2 %
Magnesium 2.4 %
Manganese 0.6 %
Niacin 0.6 %
Pantothenic Acid 2.4 %
Phosphorus 10.8 %
Riboflavin 10.2 %
Selenium 8.4 %
Thiamin 1.5 %
Zinc 6.1 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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