Piadini with Apples, Honey, and Blue Cheese

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 apples

2 to 3 heads frisee lettuce

Olive oil

1 lemon, juiced, plus extra for sprinkling apples

5 tablespoons honey

Grey salt


1 bag pre-made pizza dough (from deli counter)

4 ounces blue cheese


  1. 2 hours before the party:
  2. Core and slice the apples. If you¿re not using immediately, squeeze lemon juice on them to prevent discoloration.
  3. When your guests have arrived:
  4. Wash and roughly tear the frisee into a salad bowl. Add the apples. Drizzle with olive oil, the juice of 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon of the honey, salt and pepper. Set aside
  5. Divide the pizza dough into 4 sections. On a floured board, stretch and roll the dough into thin disks with a rolling pin. The dough may also be stretched by hand, but rolling will give you a thinner crust. Coat the flattened dough with olive oil and place onto a very hot, preheated outdoor grill. (this can be done indoors on a cast iron stovetop grill pan. Set the burners to medium, medium-high and make sure to preheat the pan.) When you see bubbles rise to the surface, flip the dough. It should be slightly browned on the bottom.
  6. Put 1 tablespoon of the honey and 1-ounce of blue cheese, to taste, on the top of the crust. Close down your grill and wait for the cheese to melt. When it is nice and gooey, take it off the grill and top with the cool salad and apples. Repeat with remaining dough and ingredients. Fold it over, eat and enjoy.

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