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Chicken Blue Cheese Crostata with Spicy Tart Cherry Sauce

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 60 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Oh my! Pie crust holds a fabulous new flavor mix - chicken and bacon, apples and cheese, and chiles and cherries!

Bake-Off® Contest 46, 2013
Veronica Callaghan
Glastonbury, Connecticut

Ingredients

4
slices bacon, chopped
2 1/2
cups chopped cooked chicken
1 1/2
cups chopped unpeeled apples
1 1/2
cups crumbled blue cheese (6 oz)
1
Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
1/2
cup red tart cherry preserves
2
teaspoons sambal oelek (chili paste)

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Line 12-inch round pizza pan with parchment paper.
  • 2 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally until crisp; drain on paper towels. In large bowl, mix bacon, chicken, apples and blue cheese.
  • 3 Unroll pie crust; roll into 12-inch round. Place on pan. Spoon chicken mixture in center of crust to within 2 inches of edge. Fold edge of crust over filling, pleating crust as necessary; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until crust is deep golden brown and cheese is melted. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir preserves, chili paste and 1 tablespoon water. Microwave on High 30 to 40 seconds or until thoroughly heated. Drizzle each serving with about 2 tablespoons sauce.
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Line 12-inch round pizza pan with parchment paper.
  • 2 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally until crisp; drain on paper towels. In large bowl, mix bacon, chicken, apples and blue cheese.
  • 3 Unroll pie crust; roll into 12-inch round. Place on pan. Spoon chicken mixture in center of crust to within 2 inches of edge. Fold edge of crust over filling, pleating crust as necessary; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until crust is deep golden brown and cheese is melted. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir preserves, chili paste and 1 tablespoon water. Microwave on High 30 to 40 seconds or until thoroughly heated. Drizzle each serving with about 2 tablespoons sauce.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
11g
53%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
800mg
33%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
17g
17%
Protein
25g
25%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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