Pork and Apple Pizza

According to Stephanie Alexander (in The Cook’s Companion), apples go with both pork and cheese. This got me wondering if you could have them on pizza.

(This recipe seemed to work, but I’ve only tried it just now. Your mileage may vary.)


A bottle of "Ayam" plum sauce. The sauce is a light brown colour.

Plum Sauce

  • 1x 26cm pizza base (or equivalent; I used two smaller ones)
  • 200 grams pork loin
  • 2cm piece fresh ginger
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1 large apple
  • 1 spring onion
  • 150 grams grated cheese
  • 2 tablespoons plum sauce (I also tried tomato paste, but it’s too salty)

I used a supermarket plum sauce, made in Malaysia. I don’t know if the reddish-purple home-made plum sauce would work or not.


Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees Celsius.

Dice pork into 1cm cubes.

Chop ginger and sauté with nutmeg. Add pork, and fry until meat is cooked through.

While pork is cooking, dice apple and chop onion.

Assemble pizza (spread base with plum sauce, add seasoned meat, apple, and onion, and top with cheese), and bake for 30 minutes.

A pizza. The base is topped with a clear brown sauce, then apples and pieces of white meat, and finally cheese.

The finished pizza.
I cooked this one at too low a temperature, so the cheese hasn’t melted properly.