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Savory Apple Bacon Pizza

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This pizza is loaded with delicious gooey cheese, bacon, apples and thyme. You will not believe how creamy and delicious it is, not to mention how good it smells!

Close up of side of savory apple bacon pizza with sourdough crust.

If you want to try an unexpected but delicious pizza flavor, you are in the right place. The creamy sauce, apples, bacon, and thyme go so well together.

Not all pizza needs red sauce, and this is proof of that. It is worth the try!

Here I am with a pizza on #appleweek and it doesn’t involve a sugar cookie crust or any brown sugar.

You didn’t expect that, did you? Me either! But here I am with a gooey, cheesy, melty, bacon topped pizza hoping you’ll like it.

Actually, I am sure you will! What’s not to love? There’s cheese! And apples! And BACON!

Whew, please forgive me. All of this apple fun has gone to my head!

apple and thyme ready to be washed and prepped.

We used our favorite sourdough pizza crust recipe, but the more traditional whole wheat recipe or your favorite dough would work as well. 

Or pick up some pizza dough from the grocery store if that is more your speed, there is no judgement here!

As the dough was rising, prep the ingredients. You will want to scrub your apples and get the leaves off your thyme.

whole apple and bacon pizza with golden brown cheese.

I knew that a bechamel that was lightly flavored with mustard would be a great base. It is so creamy and we love it on croque madame pizzas.

Some thin sliced apples, plenty of cheese and some crumbles of bacon later, it was ready for the oven. I love our cast iron pizza pan, but a stone would work great as well.

Let me tell you how good this smelled while it was baking. Then I sprinkled some fresh thyme on top when it came out and the aroma was amplified.

It was so hard to take the time to snap a few pictures for you. I really just wanted to dive in.

Honestly, I knew my husband and I would be in heaven. I was less sure what Little Dude and his friend would think. Luckily they kept telling me how good it was as they munched away.

slice of apple bacon pizza with white sauce on plate.

In case you are worried about me after posting a healthy oatmeal recipe, a salad and a savory pizza on a week devoted to apples, you can click back to the applesauce cake to see I’m still my frosting loving self.

But don’t put your thermometers away just yet. I’ve got a pretty healthy fruit dip coming tomorrow,  so you’ll likely have more worrying to do!

We are half way through the apple festivities and my must make list is a mile long(er!) What new recipes are you going to try?

slice of apple bacon pizza with white sauce on plate.

Savory Apple Bacon Pizza

Servings: 8 Servings
Author: Carlee
This pizza is loaded with delicious gooey cheese, bacon, apples and thyme. You will not believe how creamy and delicious it is, not to mention how good it smells!
4.82 from 11 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • Dough for 1 pizza crust
  • 2 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 slices bacon cooked crispy
  • 1 apple cored and thinly sliced
  • 8 oz Gruyere cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme


  • Preheat your oven to 475°F and preheat your pizza stone.
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and continue to cook for a minute or two. You don’t want it to take on much color, just cook the flour flavor out.
    2 Tablespoon butter, 2 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Pour in the milk and continue to whisk and cook until it thickens. Remove from heat and stir in the mustard. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste.
    1 cup whole milk, 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Roll out pizza dough. (I like to assemble the pizza on parchment for easier transfer, but use whatever method you’d like.)
  • Top dough with mustard béchamel. Cover with grated Gruyere. Arrange thinly slice apples and chopped bacon over cheese and bake for about 15 minutes.
    1 apple, 8 oz Gruyere cheese, 6 slices bacon
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh thyme. Slice and enjoy!
    1 Tablespoon fresh thyme


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 526kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 18gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 886mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Wednesday 19th of September 2018

Oh my, does this ever look heavenly! Now this is my kinda pizza.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Tuesday 10th of October 2017

You know you had me at bacon :)


Friday 6th of October 2017

Yummy! What a great twist on pizza.


Monday 9th of October 2017

Thanks, Val! We really enjoyed how it turned out!

Books n' Cooks

Sunday 1st of October 2017

Such a lovely fall pizza. And I love the combo of apple and bacon. Yum!


Wednesday 4th of October 2017

They really work so well together, don't they? Thank you!

A Day in the Life on the Farm

Friday 29th of September 2017

Perfect flavor profile on this pizza. YUM


Saturday 30th of September 2017

Thank you so much, Wendy!