An apple a day keeps the doctor away!

Well, that’s what they say. I’m not sure how true it is, though, because I eat an apple almost every single day and I get sick way more than Nate. Although, come to think of it, Nate eats an apple every.single.day with his lunch (I told he he’s a creature of habit!). So maybe the old saying IS true :)

Regardless, I think apples are pretty tasty. As soon as fall comes and the air starts gettin chilly, I do a lot of apple-eating. So when October’s #lovebloghop got announced with the ingredient-of-the-month as apple, I was pretty pleased.

Since I’ve been on a flatbread kick, I decided to do a little experimenting. I don’t how this zany little idea got in my head, but I wanted to make a dough out of sweet potato that wouldn’t require yeast.

Because the dough would hopefully have a nice sweetness to it, I wanted a topping that would complement it. I settled on sauteed onions and apples with rosemary. I just felt that those flavors would all meld so well together.

And then, I added cheese. Cheese? Yes, please.

You know what else they say about apples? An apple pie without the cheese is like a hug without the squeeze.

Ok, so I’ve never actually had apple pie with cheese, but I’m told that putting a little cheddar in the crust or on top is just delightful.

I’m not usually a recipe-creator, but I thought I did a pretty good time this time around.

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Yeast-Free Sweet Potato Flatbread with Apples, Carmelized Onions, Cheddar and Rosemary

Recipe by Me

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Serves 6 as an appetizer

1 Tbsp olive oil
2 small onions, thinly sliced
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
2 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
1 Tbsp cider vinegar
1 Tbsp sugar
s+p to taste
1 cup mashed sweet potato (about 1-2 small potatoes)
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup shredded cheddar (or more if you like things cheesy)

Heat oil in saucepan over med-hi heat.

Add onion and cook 10 min or until soft.

Add 1 tsp vinegar to deglaze, scraping up all stuck bits, and add apples and rosemary.

Cook 5 min or until soft. Add rest of vinegar and sugar and cook 5-10 min more.

Bake (or microwave) sweet potato until soft. Remove skin and mash. Combine sweet potato, flour and baking soda in a small bowl and combine well. Add more flour as needed. Knead until dough forms into a ball. Dough will be slightly sticky.

Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle (or desired shape) until 1/4 inch thick. It should fit on 1/2 of a baking tray.

Bake for 20 minutes at 375.

Remove from oven. Sprinkle with more olive oild and spread apple mixture and cheese on top. Bake 5 more minutes at 350 or until cheese melts.

Cut into squares and serve immediately.

34 Comments

  1. hahahaha i LOVE this “An apple pie without the cheese is like a hug without the squeeze.” :) sweet potato and apple flatbread? oh you did awesome. like my grammar? :) hehehe. have a wonderful day Amy! so glad you get to participate and host with us even though the linky tool doesn’t work!

    • Hi Junia!! Thanks. Aw, well I kinda have the linky tool with a link, just no pics :( Oh well, hopefully I can figure that all out soon.

  2. Love that we both did apple bready recipes and your sweet potato flatbread sounds divine when combined with the apples, rosemary and cheddar – what a fun creation!

  3. These just look fantastic. I’m afraid our apples are all but gone for this year :(. Oh well. I’m not sure the apple saying is true, but an apple a day is good nevertheless.

  4. These look great! I have a bunch of apple things on my blog, if you’re looking for ideas. I might have to steal this one!!

    http://cookbakeeatlove.wordpress.com

    Thanks for the post!

  5. Oh, oh, oh…. love *everything* about this – it’s a total wow for me! Apples, cheddar and… sweet potato crust? j are you kidding me? WONDERFUL. Now tell me the truth, did it take forever and a day to make?? (please say NO).

    • Aw, Kelly, I love your comments :) You can guarantee that any recipe I make (aside from Daring Bakers) is extremely easy and quick. I don’t have all day to be making things! The purpose of this recipe experiment was to have something like a focaccia/flatbread that DOESN”T use yeast and have to rise. It’s so quick and easy…please try it!

  6. Amazing idea to put apples on flatbread! Thanks for sharing. Glad to cook and bake along with you on this BlogHop!

  7. you definitely did good. I develop recipes but I never would think of baking using potatoes? I like how you balanced your flavors… and yes i want some cheese please? haha
    Im so happy to do bloghop together. Great to “meet” you!
    Malou

  8. yay! look how creative you are! You should do some more recipe creating…I think you may have found your niche! :)
    I love apples…especially pink lady apples!

  9. wow thats a fun combination… love this flatbread! sweet potato bread.. hmmm. #applelove to u

  10. Yeast free bread!! I gotta try this! Lovely combination you have there. :)

  11. Wow I really loved your bread!! I so have to make it! Just bookmarked it ;)

  12. So impressed that you made this recipe! I love apples, too, so I’m excited try this out and check out some other other applelove recipes.

  13. Wow Amy this really look delicious…
    What a wonderful Idea…
    Totally need to try this one.

  14. Gorgeous bread, I really love bread but I hadn’t ever seen one like this! I’m going to make it as soon as possible… I’ll see you in next bloghop! Besos

  15. Absolutely fantastic! Love the combination of flavors. Sweet potato flatbread, major yum!

  16. You certainly did do good! This recipe looks delicious. I love the pumpkin, apple, onion and cheese combo. Great contribution to the apple hop!

  17. I think your recipe sounds fantastic! I love finding so many beautiful sweet potato recipes. What a great idea to incorporate it into your bread! I believe I need to try this soon! AND the addition of rosemary makes it perfect, that is my favorite herb, so beautiful! Hugs, Terra

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