The ‘Food52’ blog put together a recipe for a savory apple flatbread that serves as an unexpected alternative to pie. With the arrival of fall comes the beginning of apple picking season. Although many people use their freshly picked apples to make pies, butters and sauces, this recipe provides an unexpectedly savory way to use the seasonal ingredient.
The savory apple flatbread is inspired by artisanal wood-oven baked pizzas. Although not everyone has his or her very own pizza oven, the same crispy texture can be achieved by using a cast iron pan. The crust is then topped with crème fraîche and gruyère cheese, which provides a creamy base. Finally, the flatbread is topped with white onion, fresh thyme and slices of fresh apples. The result is a sweet and savory dish that serves as an unexpected alternative to pie.
The savory flatbread provides the perfect way to use seasonal ingredients such as freshly picked apples.