Saturday, April 16, 2011


makes four sandwiches

1 can (13.8 oz) refrigerated classic pizza crust
8 slices uncooked bacon
1/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/4 cup apricot preserves
6 oz thinly sliced roast turkey breast (from deli)
4 to 5 oz Brie cheese, cut into 4 slices
parsley sprigs, if desired

Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. Unroll pizza crust dough in pan; press dough to edges of pan. Bake 7 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, turning once, until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towels. In small bowl, make apricot aioli by stirring mayonnaise and preserves until well mixed. Set aside. Cut pizza crust in half crosswise to make 2 rectangles. Remove rectangles from pan; spread half of the apricot aioli evenly over each rectangle. Top 1 rectangle evenly with turkey, bacon and cheese. Add other rectangle, aioli side down. Cut large sandwich in half crosswise; cut each in half diagonally to make 4 sandwiches. Heat 12-inch skillet over medium heat until hot. Place 2 sandwiches in skillet. Place smaller skillet or saucepan on sandwiches to flatten slightly; keep skillet on sandwiches while cooking. Cook 1 to 4 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown. Remove from skillet; cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining 2 sandwiches. Garnish with parsley sprigs.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Kim Frantz, Denver, Colorado, Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest 43, 2008

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