Bake-Off® Contest 45, 2012
Mableton, Georgia

Sweet Potato and Apple-Chicken Sausage Pizza

Sausage and cheese pizza? Yes! New twists on classics? Yes! Try pizza with apple-chicken sausage, sweet potatoes, maple syrup and two kinds of cheese.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

5
teaspoons Crisco® Light Olive Oil
2
cups thinly sliced sweet onions (about 8 oz)
9
oz fully cooked apple chicken sausage, diced (about 3 links)
1
can Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
tablespoon maple syrup
8
oz Gruyère cheese, shredded
1
small sweet potato, peeled, very thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper

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  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat 3 teaspoons of the oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook uncovered 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently, or until tender and golden brown.
  • 2 Remove onion from skillet; set aside. Cook sausage in same skillet over medium-high heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until lightly browned.
  • 3 Brush 1 teaspoon of the oil in bottom of 15x10-inch pan with sides. Unroll pizza dough in pan; press dough to fit pan. In small bowl, mix cream cheese and maple syrup until well blended. Spread evenly over pizza dough. Top cream cheese layer evenly with onion and sausage. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 4 In medium bowl, toss sliced sweet potato with remaining 1 teaspoon oil, nutmeg and thyme. Evenly distribute sweet potato slices over pizza. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • 5 Bake 18 to 25 minutes or until crust is golden brown, cheese is melted, and sweet potato slices are tender. To serve, cut into 8 squares.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat 3 teaspoons of the oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook uncovered 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently, or until tender and golden brown.
  • 2 Remove onion from skillet; set aside. Cook sausage in same skillet over medium-high heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until lightly browned.
  • 3 Brush 1 teaspoon of the oil in bottom of 15x10-inch pan with sides. Unroll pizza dough in pan; press dough to fit pan. In small bowl, mix cream cheese and maple syrup until well blended. Spread evenly over pizza dough. Top cream cheese layer evenly with onion and sausage. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 4 In medium bowl, toss sliced sweet potato with remaining 1 teaspoon oil, nutmeg and thyme. Evenly distribute sweet potato slices over pizza. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • 5 Bake 18 to 25 minutes or until crust is golden brown, cheese is melted, and sweet potato slices are tender. To serve, cut into 8 squares.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
750mg
750%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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