Apple Butter Pizza with Prosciutto and Arugula

The slight sweetness of apple butter combines perfectly with the saltiness of prosciutto in this Apple Butter Pizza with Prosciutto and Arugula.  It’s our new favorite for pizza night!

The slight sweetness of apple butter combines perfectly with the saltiness of prosciutto in this Apple Butter Pizza with Prosciutto and Arugula. It's our new favorite for pizza night!
So I get it.  You might be saying apple butter?  On pizza?  That’s pretty much what the Tall Boy said, too.  And then he tried this.  And let me tell you, Apple Butter Pizza with Prosciutto and Arugula = a good thing.  A really really good thing.

So good, in fact, we’ve had it twice in the last week.

I almost always have a jar of apple butter hanging out in my fridge, since my 6-year old loves to slather it on toast and bagels (and, I might have been known to eat some right off the spoon, but that’s just between you and me, okay?).  I also love using it in appetizers , for sandwiches, and for breakfast, but today we’re talking about pizza.

The slight sweetness of apple butter combines perfectly with the saltiness of prosciutto in this Apple Butter Pizza with Prosciutto and Arugula. It's our new favorite for pizza night!

For this recipe, I used my homemade whole wheat pizza dough.  Personally, I love the nuttiness of the whole-wheat dough paired with the sweet apple butter.  That said, the apple butter wasn’t nearly as sweet on this as I had anticipated. There was definitely a hint of sweetness, but paired with the smokiness of the proscuitto and the peppery arugula, it was simply perfect.

The slight sweetness of apple butter combines perfectly with the saltiness of prosciutto in this Apple Butter Pizza with Prosciutto and Arugula. It's our new favorite for pizza night!

The pizza that is absolutely, unequivocally the best pizza I’ve ever eaten.  Well, until the next time I made a homemade pizza, because I’m fickle that way.

Apple Butter Pizza with Prosciutto and Arugula
 
Ingredients
  • one whole wheat pizza crust (homemade or store-bought)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup Musselman's Apple Butter
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced super thin
  • 6 ounces prosciutto
  • 1 bunch fresh arugula
  • ½ cups shaved Parmesan or Asiago cheese
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 500.
  2. Drizzle dough with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt. Spread apple butter all over the dough and again, sprinkle with salt.
  3. Lay mozzarella slices over the top of the dough. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
  4. Remove from oven and lay prosciutto over the hot pizza. Right before serving, sprinkle on arugula and Parmesan/Asiago cheese.

And guess what? I get to give one of YOU a really awesome prize pack from Musselman’s.  It includes a jar of Musselman’s Apple Butter, a Grillware Pizza Tray and a recipe card for Caramelized Onion Bacon Pizza.

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Looking for more apple butter recipes?  You can download this apple butter recipe e-book from Musselman’s here: http://bit.ly/1iW37l1.

Disclaimer: this post was sponsored by Musselman’s Apple Butter, but all opinions are 100% mine.

30 Comments

  1. Sarah

    I love Apple Butter!

    Reply
  2. Meg Merkley

    It has to be soup! Made potato and kale in the crock pot last night. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Reply
  3. Juliette

    Homemade chili topped with fritos and shredded cheese. Nothing like it on a chilly day!

    Reply
  4. Ann

    Dips and cheese balls.

    Reply
  5. Meghan @ The Tasty Fork

    Is it pizza week at your house??? Can I come over??!! 🙂

    My FAVORITE game day food is every thing. I love Mexican Dips, chili, sliders, wings, brownies, beers…. Please don’t make me pick just 1!!

    Reply
  6. Danielle R.

    This looks amazing!

    Reply
  7. Danielle R

    Wings! Spicier the better!

    Reply
  8. Leila Emeric

    Pizza… Love making homemade ones! Yours looks good.. Might just have to try it 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Reply
  9. Matt

    Love apple butter

    Reply
  10. Julie

    buffalo chicken wings
    thanks for the giveaway

    Reply
  11. Teresa Salerno

    Chicken wings

    Reply
  12. Helen

    Pretzels!

    Reply
  13. Cindy

    Pizza is my favorite

    Reply
  14. Mary Ann

    I made Layered Greek Dip–awesome.

    Reply
  15. Katie

    I like chips and salsa.

    Reply
  16. Stephanie

    Great ideas!

    Reply
  17. Robin C.

    Every year my favorite changes but this year it’s NACHOS, lots of them I even made vegetarian nachos for the veg heads.

    Reply
  18. Amanda

    Pizza

    Reply
  19. Rachel Clark

    Buffalo chicken dip, and wings, and meatballs, and veggie/relish trays….

    Reply
  20. SharonF

    Tortilla chips and guacamole here.

    Reply
  21. Gabriella

    pizza

    Reply
  22. Lela

    This looks delicious!

    Reply
  23. Amanda

    Hot dogs

    Reply
  24. Krystal

    Yum! To die for. I’ve never heard of apple butter. Where do I buy it from?

    Reply
  25. Pauline Gudas

    Jalapeno poppers

    Reply
  26. David

    I like finger foods like corn dogs and chips so I can eat them and watch the game.

    Reply
  27. Marsha Hanzel

    I don’t have a favorite game-day food, but I prefer finger foods, so I will say dips..

    Reply
  28. Tamra Phelps

    Pretty much anything wrapped in bacon!

    Reply
  29. Tony Gellar

    Yummy! That looks so good. I like to cook my pizzas on a stone to get the crust evenly baked and crispy. That’s what makes the perfect pizza.

    Reply
  30. Julianne B

    I made this recipe last night but with Fig butter instead of Apple Butter, it was so good!! Now I want to try the apple butter recipe!

    Reply

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