1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and sliced in 1/4” slices
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
¾ cup of Arcadia's Jaw Jacker
2 or 3 fresh bratwurst
3 tablespoons whole grain mustard
1 Founder's Pale Ale pizza crust
2 cups shredded mozzarella
1½ teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
Before baking The finished product!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Posted by Laura on 2:33 PM
As you read this, millions of people are marking the change of the seasons by donning lederhosen, scarfing down sauerkraut and bratwurst, and chugging beer. It can only mean one thing: Oktoberfest.
Lager-lovers have until October 7 to get their polka on, (the annual festival, however interestingly enough, starts in September). What better way to celebrate at home than with America’s favorite beer food: pizza. Brats, apples, mustard, and caramelized onions will transport you to Bavaria, and your taste buds will be dancing on the table, or at least cheering Prosit!
1 tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 425°. Melt butter in skillet, add apple slices and sauté over medium heat until they begin to soften, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
Heat oil in a different skillet. Add sliced onions and sauté over low heat about 15 minutes until softened and beginning to brown. Add ¼ cup beer and increase heat. Cook until onions are deep golden and beer has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Remove onions from skillet and set aside.
Prick bratwursts with a fork and add to same skillet with ½ cup beer. Cover and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Remove lid and cook until browned and the beer has evaporated, about 2 more minutes. Remove from pan and cut into ¼” slices.
Roll out pizza dough on lightly floured surface into a 9” round. Brush pizza with mustard.
Sprinkle with mozzarella, then onions. Top with apple slices and bratwurst. Sprinkle with thyme. Bake until cheese melts and crust is crisp, 15 to 20 minutes.
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