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Apple, Cheddar & Thyme Heart-Shaped Pizza

Pizza got your heart? Then you're going to adore this show-stopping recipe! This Apple, Cheddar & Thyme Heart Shaped Pizza is a MUST make. Sweet, savoury, and homemade with love. Gouda works well here too.

Course Dinner
Keyword Apple, Cheese, pizza
Servings 6 Small Pizzas
Author Fraîche


For the Pizza Dough

  • 3 1/3 cups flour (525 grams) (all purpose or 00 flour)
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water (350 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon yeast
  • semolina flour for sprinkling on pizza stone before cooking

For the Toppings

  • olive oil
  • 2 cups aged white cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 2 apples, cored & finely sliced (granny smith or ambrosia)
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme


  1. Miix together the flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl.  Add the water, stir to combine well, and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Set aside for around 18 hours, until it is bubbly and doubled in size.

  2. Once the dough is ready, preheat the oven to 500 F (as high as it will go) and preheat your pizza stone.  I highly recommend a pizza stone, BUT you can use a baking sheet if you don't have one.

  3. Divide the dough into around 6 pieces (depending on how many pizzas you want to make).  On a well-floured surface, toss each ball of dough to coat it (the dough is quite sticky), and gently start to shape it into a pizza crust, stretching it with your knuckles.  You can shape it into a heart at this point (easiest while it is on the counter or pizza peel).

  4. Brush the crust with olive oil, add one layer of the apple slices, top with a handful of the grated cheddar and sprinkle with the thyme leaves.

  5. Remove your pre heated pizza stone from the oven, sprinkle it with about a tablespoon of semolina flour, and gently place your pizza dough on top of the semolina (use a pizza peel to make this easiest).

  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the crust is light brown and the cheese is bubbling. Remove from the oven to serve and repeat with the remaining dough and toppings.