Maple-Bacon-Butter Pizza



Start to finish: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

3 tablespoons butter, softened

3 tablespoons maple flakes

20-ounce ball prepared pizza dough, room temperature

1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

12 ounces bacon, cooked and crumbled

8-ounce ball fresh mozzarella, sliced

Heat the oven to 500 F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, mix together the butter and maple flakes until well blended. Set aside.

On a lightly floured surface, carefully roll out the pizza dough to about a 14-inch circle. You may need to use your hands to stretch the dough if rolling alone doesn’t work. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet.

Sprinkle the grated mozzarella cheese evenly over the dough. Top the mozzarella with the bacon, distributing it evenly over the pizza. Arrange the slices of fresh mozzarella over the bacon. Using two spoons, scoop and dollop the maple flakes butter evenly over the pizza. The dollops do not need to be spread; they will melt in the oven.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the crust is puffed and browned and the cheese at the center of the pizza is lightly browned. Let the pizza rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition information per serving: 1,000 calories; 600 calories from fat (60 percent of total calories); 67 g fat (27 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 130 mg cholesterol; 68 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 37 g protein; 1,440 mg sodium.

Courtesy of:   http://www.jamestownsun.com/event/article/id/171793/

Dori Ross