There are a few unofficial fall rules that I feel the need to fill you in on. First, posting pictures of beautiful foliage is a must, because there are people in the world — like me — who are waiting with bated breath to double-tap it. (Here for you!) The second rule of fall is that if someone offers you a dish prepared with fresh apples, you must try at least one bite, if not eat the entire thing yourself. Which brings me to unofficial rule number three: Eat apples with all your favorite foods whenever possible, whether you're mixing them into your morning oatmeal, or chasing your go-to pizza with an apple-centric dessert. Which is why we've partnered with California Pizza Kitchen ® Frozen Pizzas to come up with a complete dinner (dessert included) that you can prepare any time!
We asked Adrianna Adarme — the brains behind the gorgeous food blog A Cozy Kitchen — to show us how to make a delicious dessert that pairs perfectly with a Mediterranean pizza. The sweet, crisp qualities from the fresh apples in this dessert are the ideal follow up to the sweet vine ripened Roma tomatoes found on this pie. All you need to do is stock up on the fresh ingredients below, throw your favorite California Pizza Kitchen ® Frozen Pizza in the oven, then check out the video below. The best part? This recipe works beautifully with any seasonal fruit, all year round. We told you it was easy.
Pan Sautéed Apples With Thyme, Fresh Cream, Honey, and Pistachios
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 Honeycrisp apple, cored and sliced
1 spring of fresh thyme
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 pinch of salt
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 Small handful of pistachios
Set a sauté pan over medium heat, and add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the apples. Add the thyme, brown sugar, and salt. Toss together until the apples are evenly coated. Cook for five minutes, or until slightly softened. Remove from heat and set aside.
Meanwhile, beat the heavy cream using an electric hand mixer until soft peaks form, about one to two minutes. Set aside. Next, finely chop up the pistachios.
To assemble, add the sautéed apples to the bottom of a bowl. Top with dollop of soft cream, a drizzle of honey, and a sprinkling of crushed pistachios.
Serves one to two.
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