Bake-Off® Contest 46, 2013
Glastonbury, Connecticut

Chicken Blue Cheese Crostata with Spicy Tart Cherry Sauce

Oh my! Pie crust holds a fabulous new flavor mix - chicken and bacon, apples and cheese, and chiles and cherries!

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 6
 

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)

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
800mg
800%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
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 Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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