J.J. Hapgood's Sausage, Apple and Plymouth Cheddar Pizza

Who doesn’t love a homemade pizza loaded with two cheeses, sweet onions and apples and luscious sausage?
Photography By Brie Passano | November 25, 2016

About this recipe

Turn on your oven while you prepare the toppings and you’ll have a Vermont classic in no time. 


1 twelve-inch pizza crust rolled out
1⁄2 cup San Marzano Sauce (recipe below)
1 cup shredded mozzarella (we like Maple Brook Farm!)
1⁄2 cup Plymouth Hunter Cheddar, crumbled
1⁄4 cup caramelized onions
1 sweet Italian sausage cooked and sliced (we like Vermont Salumi Co.) 1⁄2 Vermont apple, shaved into slices

Crank your oven as hot as it will go and heat a pizza stone for an hour. While stone heats, arrange pizza crust onto pizza peel, or prepared sheet tray if cooking in the oven. Ladle sauce onto pizza crust. Top with mozzarella and Plymouth cheddar cheese. Sprinkle caramelized onions followed by sausage and apple. Transfer pizza to stone and cook until cheese is brown and bubbly and bottom of pizza is done.

For the San Marzano sauce:

28-ounce can organic San Marzano tomatoes, drained (discard juice or reserve for another use)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil

Puree all ingredients in a blender. 

Related Stories & Recipes

A Country Store: J.J. Hapgood Through the Seasons

There had been a country store in Peru since 1806, when one J. J. Hapgood built a small house in the heart of the village and opened the Peru General Store on the first floor to serve his neighbors’ n...
Build your own subscription bundle.
Pick 3 regions for $60
We will never share your email address with anyone else. See our privacy policy.