Your next party appetizer... smoked sausage and gouda thin crust pizza with apricot onion jam. Yep. In it to win it ;)

Smoked Sausage Thin Crust Pizza With Caramelized Onion-Apricot Jam and Gouda

  • 50 mins
  • 13 ingredients


Smoked Sausage Thin Crust Pizza

The one where I send my husband out for smoked Gouda and  six hours later he brings home a Chupacabra, I eat an entire pizza and deny it like a big ol’ liar,  and I create a tasty jam out of apricots and onions and I slap it on a crust and hope for the best. And it was. The best, that is.

Delicious appetizer pizza with Smoked Sausage, Gouda and a Apricot-Onion Jam

I’m pretty sure this is my new go-to appetizer for any get-together I ever have. Ever. Carmelized onions with apricot preserves, spread all over a perfect thin crust and topped with seared smoked sausage and Gouda cheese… Um… yes. Gimme, gimme, gimme!!! It is super rich and decadent, but also a perfect bite… savory, smokey, sweet. OMG. It truly is one of the best pizza appetizers I have ever had.

Smoked sausage and caramelized onion appetizer pizza

Smoked Sausage and apricot-onion jam pizza

Now, I say appetizer, because a little goes a long way. It is RICH. Like not so rich you can’t eat a whole small pizza yourself (I wouldn’t know… I never did that. Nope. Not me, uh uh) but rich enough to share (if you’re into that, which I am not, so…). And I would honestly never make this on a traditional hand-tossed crust. That would be just too damn much. So, I strongly advise you to stick to the thin crust, and if you’re looking for a perfect crispy thin crust recipe, wouldn’t ya know… I have one!  (The colorful words will take you there, just in case this is your first time on the internet, And if so, welcome! And also, wow.)

Onion and sausage pizza with gouda

I’m not sure where I came up with the idea for this, especially since my husband gets a frowny face when I say I’m making a creative pizza (he’s a down-home, meat and potatoes, pepperoni-please kind of guy). But I love using apricot preserves as a sugar substitute in marinades, and I guess I just thought it would pair well with the onion and the smokiness of the sausage, and man… I must say… So delish!!! Even he gave it the thumbs up. Say what?



That good.

smoked sausage and gouda pizza with apricot and caramelized onion jam

Smoked Sausage and Gouda Thin Crust Pizza

I used non-smoked Gouda because the Mister bought it and I wasn’t specific when I requested it, so he searched and searched, and then texted me that “all the Gouda is smoked”, but of course I didn’t get that message ’cause I was too busy screwing around on Facebook. Well, three different stores later in an angry because-I-never-texted-back search for the chupacabra that is non-smoked Gouda, he found it. Yay for him and his tenacity! But… well, of course I wanted smoked. I mean.. it’s Gouda, right?

But in all honesty, I think it was perfect the way it was. You already get so much smokey flavor from the jam and the sausage that the non-smoked Gouda didn’t get lost in a sea of smokiness. So, I’m just saying… regular ol’ plain ass Gouda is cool for this recipe if you can find it. Which apparently is next to impossible, so…

Smokes Sausage Thin Crust PIzza


Smoke ’em if ya got ’em.

[recipe title=”Smoked Sausage Thin Crust Pizza With Gouda” servings=”2 small pizzas” time=”50min” difficulty=”easy”]

Smoked sausage and caramelized onion appetizer pizza


  • onions, sliced thinly 2 small
  • butter 2 tbsp
  • balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup
  • fresh ginger, grated 1 tsp
  • garlic, minced or pressed 4 cloves
  • dried thyme 1/4 tsp
  • crushed red pepper a pinch
  • apricot preserves 1/3 cup
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Thin Crust for PIzza 2
  • non-smoked gouda cheese, shredded 4 oz
  • turkey smoked sausage, thinly sliced 7 oz
  • dried thyme and rosemary to taste


  1. Prepare Crispy Thin Crust for pizza as directed
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and turn heat down to low-medium and saute until caramelized, about 20 minutes.
  3. Once onions are caramelized and sweet, add garlic and ginger and saute until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add all remaining ingredients for jam and saute until they have all combined and resemble a thick, gooey jam, about 2 minutes. Take off the heat.
  4. In a non-stick skillet, add smoked sausage and cook over medium heat until browned and charred, about 5 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare cooked pizza crust by spreading 1/3 onion jam on. sprinkle with thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper to taste. Place 1/2 smoked sausage slices on pizza and sprinkle 1/2 of your shredded Gouda on top. Bake for approximately 11 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.

This is an original recipe by Glory Thorpe of Foodie*ish and was originally published on All content and photos ©2015 Foodie*ish.  All Rights Reserved. 


[wysija_form id=”4″]


  1. Pingback: Smoked Sausage Thin Crust Pizza With Caramelized Onion-Apricot Jam and Gouda from Foodie*ish - Yum Goggle

  2. Undeniably believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason appeared to be on the internet the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get irked while people think about worries that they plainly do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people can take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  3. Hey, how’s it going?

    I want to pass along some very important news that everyone needs to hear!

    In December of 2017, Donald Trump made history by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Why is this big news? Because by this the Jewish people of Israel are now able to press forward in bringing about the Third Temple prophesied in the Bible.

    Jewish Rabbis have publicly announced that their Messiah will be revealed in the coming years who will be a leader and spiritual guide to all nations, gathering all religions under the worship of one God.

    Biblical prophecy tells us that this Jewish Messiah who will take the stage will be the antichrist “who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:4). For a time he will bring about a false peace, but “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (Matthew 24:15)…then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matthew 24:21).

    More importantly, the power that runs the world wants to put a RFID microchip in our body making us total slaves to them. This chip matches perfectly with the Mark of the Beast in the Bible, more specifically in Revelation 13:16-18:

    “He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”

    Referring to the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards. Otherwise, we could still buy or sell without the mark amongst others if physical money was still currency. This Mark couldn’t be spiritual because the word references two different physical locations. If it was spiritual it would just say in the forehead. RFID microchip implant technology will be the future of a one world cashless society containing digital currency. It will be implanted in the right-hand or the forehead, and we cannot buy or sell without it. Revelation 13:11-18 tells us that a false prophet will arise on the world scene doing miracles before men, deceiving them to receive this Mark. Do not be deceived! We must grow strong in Jesus. AT ALL COSTS, DO NOT TAKE IT!

    “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:9-11).

    People have been saying the end is coming for many years, but we needed two key things. One, the Third Temple, and two, the technology for a cashless society to fulfill the prophecy of the Mark of the Beast.

    Visit http://WWW.BIBLEFREEDOM.COM to see proof for these things and why the Bible truly is the word of God!

    If you haven’t already, it is time to seek God with all your heart. Jesus loves you more than you could imagine. He wants to have a relationship with you and redeem you from your sins. Turn to Him and repent while there is still hope! This is forever…God bless!


    We all know God exists. Why? Because without Him, we couldn’t prove anything at all. Do we live our lives as if we cannot know anything? No. So why is God necessary? In order to know anything for certain, you would have to know everything, or have revelation from somebody who does. Who is capable of knowing everything? God. So to know anything, you would have to be God, or know God.

    A worldview without God cannot account for the uniformity and intelligibility of nature. And why is it that we can even reason that God is the best explanation for this if there is no God? We are given reason to know or reject God, but never to know that He does not exist.

    It has been calculated by Roger Penrose that the odds of the initial conditions for the big bang to produce the universe that we see to be a number so big, that we could put a zero on every particle in the universe, and even that would not be enough to use every zero. What are the odds that God created the universe? Odds are no such thing. Who of you would gamble your life on one coin flip?

    Is there evidence that the Bible is the truth? Yes. Did you know that the creation accounts listed in the book of Genesis are not only all correct, but are also in the correct chronological order? That the Bible doesn’t say the Earth was formed in six 24-hour days but rather six long but finite periods of time? That the Bible makes 10 times more creation claims than all major “holy” books combined with no contradictions, while these other books have errors in them? The Bible stood alone by concurring with the big bang saying, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1); and says our universe is expanding, thousands of years before scientists discovered these things. Watch a potential life-changing video on the website listed below with Astronomer(PhD) Hugh Ross explaining all these facts based on published scientific data. He has authored many books, backed even by atheist scientists.

    Jesus came to pay a debt that we could not; to be our legal justifier to reconcile us back to a Holy God; only if we are willing to receive Him: “For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23).

    God so loved the world that He gave us His only begotten son, so that whoever believes in Him, through faith, shall not perish, but have everlasting life. Jesus says if we wish to enter into life to keep the commands! The two greatest commands are to love God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind; and your neighbor as yourself. All the law hang on these commands. We must be born of and lead by the Holy Spirit, to be called children of God, to inherit the kingdom. If we are willing to humble ourselves in prayer to Jesus, to confess and forsake our sins, He is willing to give the Holy Spirit to those who keep asking of Him; giving us a new heart, leading us into all truth!

    Jesus came to free us from the bondage of sin. The everlasting fire was prepared for the devil and his angels due to disobedience to God’s law. If we do the same, what makes us any different than the devil? Jesus says unless we repent, we shall perish. For sin is the transgression of the law. We must walk in the Spirit so we may not fulfill the lusts of the flesh, being hatred, fornication, drunkenness and the like. Whoever practices such things will not inherit the kingdom (Galatians 5:16-26). If we sin, we may come before Jesus to ask for forgiveness (1 John 2:1-2). Evil thoughts are not sins, but rather temptations. It is not until these thoughts conceive and give birth by our own desires that they become sin (James 1:12-15). When we sin, we become in the likeness of the devil’s image, for he who sins is of the devil (1 John 3:8); but if we obey Jesus, in the image of God. For without holiness, we shall not see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14).

    The oldest religion in the world is holiness through faith (James 1:27). What religion did Adam and Eve follow before the fall? Jesus, Who became the last Adam, what religion does He follow? Is He not holy? He never told us to follow the rituals and traditions of man but to take up our cross and follow Him (Luke 9:23). There are many false doctrines being taught leading people astray. This is why we need the Holy Spirit for discernment. Unlike religion, holiness cannot be created. It is given to us from above by the baptism of the Spirit. Jesus is more than a religion; He is about having a personal relationship with the Father. Start by reading the Gospel of Matthew, to hear the words of God, to know His character and commandments. Follow and obey Jesus, for He is the way, the truth, and the life!

  4. I have read some good stuff here. Definitely price bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how a lot attempt you place to create this sort of wonderful informative website.

  5. Heya i am for the first time here. I found
    this board and I to find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot.
    I hope to present something back and help others such as you aided

  6. Today, I went to the beachfront with my kids.
    I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.”
    She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to
    tell someone!

  7. I used to be recommended this website by means of my cousin. I
    am no longer positive whether this post is written by way of him as nobody else know such certain approximately
    my problem. You’re amazing! Thanks!

  8. I just couldn’t go away your site prior to suggesting that I extremely loved the standard info a person supply in your guests? Is going to be back continuously in order to check out new posts

  9. Woah! I’m really loving the template/theme of this blog.
    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s very difficult to get that
    “perfect balance” between user friendliness and visual appearance.
    I must say you’ve done a excellent job with this. Also, the blog loads
    super fast for me on Firefox. Excellent Blog!

  10. My brother recommended I might like this blog. He was totally right.
    This post actually made my day. You cann’t imagine simply how much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

  11. Excellent blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?

    I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there
    that I’m completely confused .. Any suggestions?

    Bless you!

  12. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something that
    I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me.
    I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

  13. I’ve been surfing online more than 3 hours today, but I by no means discovered any fascinating article like yours.
    It is pretty price enough for me. In my opinion, if all
    webmasters and bloggers made good content material
    as you probably did, the net will probably be much more helpful than ever before.

  14. The cards that are outstanding. Should You make a fantastic amount of Clash Stone are some of the more important portions In general game that are tricky to get. They Will Allow You to purchase Royale Android jewels, then you Definitely Have to find the place out

  15. “Howdy! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the excellent work!”

  16. Hello, i think that i saw you visited my site thus i came to “return the favor”.I’m trying to find things to enhance my website!I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!!

  17. We are a group of volunteers and starting a new
    scheme in our community. Your site provided us with valuable
    information to work on. You have done an impressive job and our whole community will be grateful to you.

Leave a reply