I love taking my time walking around grocery stores. It doesn’t matter if it is a big chain store or my neighbourhood fruit store, if you pass me and I don’t say hello it is because I am busy reading labels or looking for the kohlrabi. Really...most of the time I rush through grocery shopping, but last week I found myself wandering the aisles at McEwan. That is fun for me.
McEwan is a shopping adventure that starts the moment you enter. It did not take long to covet some fruity olive oil, bars of dreamy chocolate, jars of McEwan's own preserves and beautiful canisters of tea. Nothing better then a cupboard full of jars of goodness, I am ready for anything. This is where a good shopper (that's me) knows to have some quality stuff stashed in the pantry and freezer for days when there is no soup simmering on the stove.
This Apple and Arugula Flatbread is easy and only take a few minutes to throw together. The flavours are a twist on the classic pairing of apples and cheese. Made with store-bought naan that I topped with McEwan Apple Sauce... instead of tomato sauce, thin slices of apples in place of pepperoni and creamy Mozzarella di Bufala instead of shredded cheese. This is sweet and savoury 'pizza' that I promise you won’t get from delivery and it takes less then 30 minutes to make!
McEwan apple sauce is more hearty and chunky than the usual store-bought applesauce and comes in a cute mason jar.
Apple and Arugula Flatbread
Amounts here do not have to be exact
Serves 4 as an appetizer
- Naan bread or any ready made crust
- apple sauce, (I used McEwan's Apple Sauce, it is hearty and chunky)
- Mozzarella di Bufala, sliced
- apple, thinly sliced
- red onion, thinly sliced
- handfuls of arugula
Drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
- Preheat oven to 400 F
- Place Naan or flatbread on a pizza pan or cookie sheet.
- Top with apple sauce, cheese, apples and onion slices.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
- Top with arugula, a drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper.
- Go ahead and try this recipe with your own homemade pizza dough or baguette.
- There are so many kinds of flatbread to try, Middle Eastern pita bread, Mexican tortillas, Italian focaccia and they all freeze well.
- These flatbreads make a wonderful party appetizer or light meal.
- Use any cheese such as ricotta or chevre.
- Top with baby spinach.
- If you have any fresh herbs sprinkle some on top, fresh thyme, basil or parsley (finely chopped) would be delicious.
- Add a green salad and you will have a super quick meal.
- I like to finish the flatbread with a drizzle of really good fruity olive oil, fresh cracked black pepper and very coarse salt.
McEwan is located at the Shops of Don Mills. 38 Karl Fraser Road in Toronto M3C 0H7 | T: 416-444.6262
This post was sponsored by McEwan, the opinions expressed here are my own.