Top This: Apple, Bacon, and Gorgonzola Pizza (à la Williamsburg Pizza)

Ed Levine already named the slices coming out of the Vera Forno oven at Williamsburg Pizza "top-five-in-NYC quality." So we decided to hit up this South Williamsburg newcomer and talk to owner and pizzaiolo Nino Coniglio about his stellar toppings. Of special interest was an off-menu square pie topped with smoky thick-cut bacon, smoked mozzarella, pungent gorgonzola, and apples that go all soft and sweet in the oven. Click through the slideshow below to learn how to make this salty-sweet, porky pizza at home.

What You'll Need (for one pizza)

  • 1 dough portion (See Kenji's Basic Square Pan Pizza Dough Recipe to learn how to make dough à la nonna)
  • Smoked mozzarella, sliced or ripped into large pieces
  • Fresh mozzarella, grated
  • Thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces (Nino gets his from Mario & Sons Meat Market in Williamsburg)
  • 1-2 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thin
  • Gorgonzola, crumbled
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated
  • Parsley, chopped
Williamsburg Pizza

265 Union Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11238 (map) 718-855-8729