Who says pizza has to be dripping with cheese and covered in spicy meats? Not Miss T!

We had some apples and a pear in the fruit bowl this morning that were looking more than just a little past their “best before date”. Someone also may have used them to play a game called “fruit skittles” (whole other story I may tell you another time). While this is an amusing pastime for some members of the Scraphouse, unless the fruit is eaten immediately it results in big squishy bruises.

Being a Sunday I was cleaning out the fridge and fruit bowl getting organised for the coming week and wondering aloud what to do with said squishy bruisy fruit when Miss T said “I have an idea, you could make a pizza”. So we did!

Apple and Pear Pizza

This recipe is not for a traditonal pizza base, its much quicker and a little more like a flat bread. It makes two medium sized (25-30cm diameter) pizzas but any size will work, just adjust your cooking time to suit.

Base

Preheat your oven to 180 C/ 355F/Gas Mark 4 and flour your trays.

2 cups plain flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 tablespoons olive oil

Pinch salt

Zest of half a lemon

3/4 cup water (or enough to make a smooth not sticky dough)

Mix these ingredients together and knead to a smooth dough. Roll or press out on a floured surface to fit your pizza tray/s.

Topping

You can get creative here but we used

3 apples sliced thin

1 large pear, also sliced thin

A handful of chopped walnuts

A teaspoon of coconut oil, melted (optional)

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons nut butter

The juice of half a small lemon (the one we zested)

Optional: 2 teaspoons rice malt syrup ( or honey /maple syrup if you prefer)

Spread each pizza base thinly with the nut butter. In a bowl toss the sliced fruit and chopped nuts with the coconut oil, cinnamon and lemon juice. Spread over your base. Drizzle each with a teaspoon of the syrup.

Bake in a moderate oven (180c) for approximately 15 minutes or until your pizza turns golden round the edges.

Slice and serve warm or cold.

As you can see above, Miss T ate hers in true pizza style, as is, but Mr Scraps and I added a great big dollop of yoghurt.