Thursday, April 18, 2013

Bacon and Blueberry Jam Pizza | Friday Night Bites



Where does the time go?  I can’t believe that it is Friday Night Bite time again.  Before I share with you this week’s delight, I wanted to give you a quick update regarding the results of the Make-a-Wish Foundation auction for Team Chloe that was held last Saturday.  If you recall, I shared photos of the three cakes that I created and donated to the auction and I am pleased to say that they raised more money than last year.

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Drum roll please ……………………………........................................ $1,150 dollars was raised from the sale of my cakes which goes towards making an ill child’s dream come true. I can’t explain what an unbelievable feeling that it.  It brought me extraordinary joy when I found out. Knowing that; simply making cakes can help bring a smile to a child’s face and special memories to their family, is simply priceless.  My eyes are welling up right now with tears of joy.  One of the greatest things a person can do is to give back.


I am excited to share this week’s Friday Night Bites.  It is a simple appetizer with an unusual combination of flavors that are a delight for your taste buds.  With a busy week I took advantage of the bounty from Trader Joe’s.  This week is Bacon and Blueberry Jam Pizza.  I know – bacon and blueberry jam?  Trust me, it is divine.  Hubby was raving to his co-workers about how tasty it was. 

All you need to do is purchase a bag of the pre-made pizza dough or you can make your own.  Next half fry some applewood smoked bacon and purchase ricotta cheese along with blueberry jam.  That’s it.  If you have some handmade blueberry jam laying around, by all means, use it.  You know I love making jam and that was the one flavor I did not have, so you know what I will be making in the next several weeks. Smile.  The results is nothing short of perfection.  The recipe is a bit loose, but I think you will get it and be simple delighted with the results.  Enjoy with a great Zinfandel or Cabernet Sauvignon.  Bon Appetite!


Bacon and Blueberry Jam Pizza

1 package pizza dough or handmade
8 to 10 slices Applewood Smoked Bacon
Ricotta Cheese
Blueberry Jam
Olive oil
Garlic powder
Salt

Decide if you want a large pizza or individual ones.  Roll or stretch out the dough to the desired size.  Drizzle olive oil to cover dough and spread with a pastry brush.  Sprinkle garlic powder over the dough.  Spread ricotta cheese over pizza and leave about one inch of dough showing.  Sprinkle with a bit of salt. 

Cook the applewood smoked bacon in a skillet and cook about halfway or a bit more.  It will finish cooking on the pizza.  Remove from the pan and cut into half or thirds.  Lay on the pizza. 
Heat oven to 500 degrees and use a pizza stone for ultimate cooking.  Be sure to let the pizza stone get really hot and do not add the pizza for 10 minute after the oven reaches 500 degrees.  Use a pizza peel to lay the pizza on the stone and remove from the oven.  Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.  Remove from the oven and drizzle with the blueberry jam.  Cut into slices or wedges and enjoy!


31 comments:

  1. Congratulations to you and your wonderful cakes - for raising so much money! xo

    Bacon + blueberry jam on a pizza?! You're a genius, Lisa! This looks delicious. :D

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    1. Thank you Valerie! It was such a wonderful feeling to raise $$$ for a great cause.

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  2. Looks absolutely tempting.. nice clicks too!!

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  3. I might have been a bit leery of this recipe had I not made a strawberry pizza several years ago that has been one of the number one favorites on my blog and also a huge family hit. So I know this is wonderful and such a fun, unique treat!

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    1. Hubby simply raved about this pizza. Your strawberry pizza sounds amazing! Is it on your blog?

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  4. Congrats on you cakes! That is such an amazing contribution.
    My dad used to make me toast with jelly and bacon - this pizza looks like a grown up version of that, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing

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  5. So thrilled for you and the money raised from your beautiful cakes! What a unique pizza, sounds like the perfect blend of sweet and savory!

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  6. What a unique combination, sounds like a wonderful pizza!
    Congrats on all the money raised, what a great cause!

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  7. Lisa, how wonderful about the money raised on your gorgeous cakes - such a worthy cause! Love the pizza...I love blueberries in savory dishes, so I know this will be a real hit in my home too!

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  8. Lisa this pizza looks wonderful, I really like the blueberry and bacon combo. Congrats on all the money raised for the organizations from your beautiful cakes.

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  9. Aww, that's great that you were able to raise so much! Good job. :)

    And this pizza looks awesome. Very creative, too. :)

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    1. Thank you Erin! It was such a great feeling to raise money to help others.

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  10. Lisa-wow this pizza looks good!!!
    Congratulations on the money raised from your beautiful cakes and to the lucky people who brought them home ;-)
    Have a wonderful weekend ;-)

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    1. Thank you Patty! Enjoy your weekend too. Let's plan a lunch soon and catch up!

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  11. What a great idea!! need to try this!!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by!! Have a brilliant weekend.

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  12. It looks like an amazing topping for pizza! I love those combinations. I eat toast with sharp cheese and a dark berry jam on top all the time, but I never thought of adding bacon. So great to hear about your cakes Lisa! They were gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Love the idea of toast with cheddar and jam. Brilliant!!!

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  13. This pizza looks absolutely delicious (what fun toppings!) and your pictures are amazing!
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  14. Congrats on raising so much money, yay!

    Just bought pizza dough at TJs and I just might make this--love salty and sweet together. This is perfect!

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  15. This is so odd to me that it's awesome! I always like the sweet and savoury combo, so I'm sure this will be a winner in my books! Bacon and blueberry, huh? Loving it...

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  16. Congratulations on raising that much money with your amazing cakes!
    Friday night it's pizza night around here and can't wait to try jam on mine! Thanks for the inspiration Lisa!
    I'd love if you link it to this month Bake your own bread round-up http://www.roxanashomebaking.com/chocolate-buttermilk-bread-recipe/ (scroll to the bottom of the post)

    Roxana

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  17. Really proud of you for the money you raised-big congrats, Lisa. Pizza night could be every night here if it were up to me. This is a fun and yummy pizza combo.

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