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Bake-Off® Contest 45, 2012
Janesville, Wisconsin

Caramelized Onion and Peppered Bacon Flatbread

Jazzed-up bacon, caramelized onion, fire-roasted tomatoes and cheese? Sounds like delicious toppers to create a cheesy flatbread appetizer.

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  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

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

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LOCATION

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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
300mg
300%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
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 Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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