Apple Gruyère Thin-Crust Pizza

Here is a super quick and easy recipe to help you use all those delicious fall apples available right now.  It's not an authentic pizza, but rather a whole wheat tortilla topped with apples and cheese and cooked for just a few minutes under the broiler.  It hits the spot though and you can make it in under 10 minutes.  It's the perfect late-afternoon snack or light lunch.

I use Yogurt Cheese as the base, but you could just as easily use low-fat cream cheese, ricotta, or something equally spreadable.  Gruyère is my favorite cheese for this pizza, but some sharp cheddar would also work quite well.  Customize the pizza to utilize ingredients that you have on hand, and you'll likely develop your own favorite combination of flavors.

Apple Gruyère Thin-Crust Pizza - Makes 1 serving
1 whole wheat tortilla (the fresh ones in the bakery at Whole Foods are my favorite)
2 Tablespoons of yogurt cheese or low-fat cream cheese
Pinch of kosher salt
1/2 medium apple, cut into 1/8- to 1/4-inch slices
3 Tablespoons grated Gruyère (or Sharp Cheddar) cheese

Preheat your broiler on high heat.

1.  Spread a layer of yogurt cheese or low fat cream cheese on the tortilla.  Sprinkle a pinch of salt over the layer of cheese, and then arrange your apple slices in any combination that looks good. (Sometimes I'm feeling more artsy than others).


2.  Transfer the tortilla to a pizza pan if you have one (it makes the crust a bit crispier, which I like), or a large baking pan.  
 3.  Broil for about 4 minutes, until the cheese is bubbling and the apples are cooked through.
Serve alone for a snack or with a nice green salad for a light lunch.

Nutrition facts will vary according to what cheeses and tortillas (and apples, I suppose) you use, so check out your labels.

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