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Bake-Off® Contest 43, 2008
Gardner, Massachusetts

Apple-Jack Chicken Pizza with Caramelized Onions

Sweet apples are a surprising addition to a scrumptious savory pizza.

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  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

3
tablespoons butter
2
large sweet onions (such as Maui or Walla Walla), very thinly sliced
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated classic pizza crust
1
unpeeled large Red Delicious apple, thinly sliced
1/2
teaspoon sugar
3
cups cubed cooked chicken breast
1/3
cup cooked real bacon bits (from 3-oz package)
2
medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons)
1 1/2
cups shredded pepper Jack cheese (6 oz)
1 1/2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Add sweet onions and thyme; cook about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden. Stir in salt and pepper. Remove onions from skillet; set aside.
  • 2 Heat oven to 425°F. Spray large cookie sheet with CRISCO® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Unroll pizza crust dough on cookie sheet; press dough into 14x10-inch rectangle. Bake 7 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in same skillet, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add apple and sugar; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar is melted and apple is slightly soft.
  • 4 Spread onion mixture over partially baked crust. Top evenly with chicken, apple mixture, bacon, green onions and cheeses.
  • 5 Bake 10 to 20 minutes longer or until cheeses are melted and crust is golden brown.
  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Add sweet onions and thyme; cook about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden. Stir in salt and pepper. Remove onions from skillet; set aside.
  • 2 Heat oven to 425°F. Spray large cookie sheet with CRISCO® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Unroll pizza crust dough on cookie sheet; press dough into 14x10-inch rectangle. Bake 7 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in same skillet, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add apple and sugar; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar is melted and apple is slightly soft.
  • 4 Spread onion mixture over partially baked crust. Top evenly with chicken, apple mixture, bacon, green onions and cheeses.
  • 5 Bake 10 to 20 minutes longer or until cheeses are melted and crust is golden brown.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
890mg
890%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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