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Caramelized Onion and Peppered Bacon Flatbread

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  12 reviews
  • 45 min prep time
  • 55 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 24 servings
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Jazzed-up bacon, caramelized onion, fire-roasted tomatoes and cheese? Sounds like delicious toppers to create a cheesy flatbread appetizer.

Bake-Off® Contest 45, 2012
Dawn Logterman
Janesville, Wisconsin

1/4
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8
teaspoon cayenne pepper
8
slices thick-sliced bacon
4
cups thinly sliced sweet onion (about 1 lb)
2
cloves garlic, minced
2
tablespoons butter
1
can Pillsbury™ refrigerated thin pizza crust
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes, drained
2
cups (8 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4
cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line 15x10-inch pan with sides with aluminum foil. Place cooling rack in pan.
  • 2 In large resealable food-storage plastic bag, combine brown sugar, black pepper and cayenne; shake to combine. Separate bacon slices and place in bag; shake to coat. Place bacon on rack in pan.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 30 minutes, turning once halfway through baking, or until bacon is browned and thoroughly cooked. Cool completely. Chop bacon; set aside.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook onions and garlic in butter over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently, or until onions are golden brown. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • 5 Spray15x10-inch pan with sides with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Unroll pizza crust dough in pan; press dough to edges of pan. Bake 7 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • 6 Spread onion mixture over partially baked crust; top with drained tomatoes. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses; top with bacon.
  • 7 Bake 7 to 11 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheeses are melted.
  • 8 Remove from oven; sprinkle with basil.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line 15x10-inch pan with sides with aluminum foil. Place cooling rack in pan.
  • 2 In large resealable food-storage plastic bag, combine brown sugar, black pepper and cayenne; shake to combine. Separate bacon slices and place in bag; shake to coat. Place bacon on rack in pan.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 30 minutes, turning once halfway through baking, or until bacon is browned and thoroughly cooked. Cool completely. Chop bacon; set aside.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook onions and garlic in butter over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently, or until onions are golden brown. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • 5 Spray15x10-inch pan with sides with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Unroll pizza crust dough in pan; press dough to edges of pan. Bake 7 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • 6 Spread onion mixture over partially baked crust; top with drained tomatoes. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses; top with bacon.
  • 7 Bake 7 to 11 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheeses are melted.
  • 8 Remove from oven; sprinkle with basil.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
300mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
6g
6%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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