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Apple-Jack Chicken Pizza with Caramelized Onions

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  • 40 min prep time
  • 60 min total time
  • 13 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Sweet apples are a surprising addition to a scrumptious savory pizza.

Bake-Off® Contest 43, 2008
Niki Plourde
Gardner, Massachusetts

Ingredients

3
tablespoons butter
2
large sweet onions (such as Maui or Walla Walla), very thinly sliced
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust
1
unpeeled large Red Delicious apple, thinly sliced
1/2
teaspoon sugar
3
cups cubed cooked chicken breast
1/3
cup cooked real bacon bits (from 3-oz package)
2
medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons)
1 1/2
cups shredded pepper Jack cheese (6 oz)
1 1/2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)

Steps

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Add sweet onions and thyme; cook about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden. Stir in salt and pepper. Remove onions from skillet; set aside.
  • 2 Heat oven to 425°F. Spray large cookie sheet with CRISCO® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Unroll pizza crust dough on cookie sheet; press dough into 14x10-inch rectangle. Bake 7 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in same skillet, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add apple and sugar; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar is melted and apple is slightly soft.
  • 4 Spread onion mixture over partially baked crust. Top evenly with chicken, apple mixture, bacon, green onions and cheeses.
  • 5 Bake 10 to 20 minutes longer or until cheeses are melted and crust is golden brown.
  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Add sweet onions and thyme; cook about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden. Stir in salt and pepper. Remove onions from skillet; set aside.
  • 2 Heat oven to 425°F. Spray large cookie sheet with CRISCO® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Unroll pizza crust dough on cookie sheet; press dough into 14x10-inch rectangle. Bake 7 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in same skillet, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add apple and sugar; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar is melted and apple is slightly soft.
  • 4 Spread onion mixture over partially baked crust. Top evenly with chicken, apple mixture, bacon, green onions and cheeses.
  • 5 Bake 10 to 20 minutes longer or until cheeses are melted and crust is golden brown.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
33%
Saturated Fat
12g
60%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
100mg
34%
Sodium
890mg
37%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
9g
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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