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Bacon & Strawberry Basil Pizza with Strawberry Balsamic Glaze

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Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
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Skill Level:
Beginner
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Servings:
2 Servings

Eat your heart out just in time for Valentine’s Day with this heart-shaped pizza recipe—sizzling thick cut bacon, fresh strawberries and bas View More expand_more

Eat your heart out just in time for Valentine’s Day with this heart-shaped pizza recipe—sizzling thick cut bacon, fresh strawberries and basil, and melty mozzarella in a sweet strawberry balsamic glaze. Love at first bite!

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Bacon & Strawberry Basil Pizza with Strawberry Balsamic Glaze
alarm
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
school
Skill Level:
Beginner
restaurant_menu
Servings:
2 Servings

Ingredients


Product ImageThick Cut Bacon
1/2 lb.
Smithfield Hometown Original Thick Cut Bacon
1/2 lb.
1-2 tbsp.
Olive Oil
1-2 tbsp.
1 tbsp.
Fresh Basil Leaves or 1 tsp. Dried Basil
1 tbsp.
1 pint
Fresh Strawberries, sliced
1 pint
Sliced Fresh Mozzarella
1 lb.
Pizza Dough
1 lb.
1/3 cup
Aged Balsamic Vinegar
1/3 cup
1/4 cup
Strawberry Spreadable Fruit or Jam
1/4 cup
Grated Parmesan, if desired

Directions


  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line a sheet pan with oversized parchment paper (for easy clean-up). Place bacon strips along pan and cook for 8-12 minutes, or until brown and crispy. Flip bacon strips halfway through cook time. Remove from oven and pat off grease. Cut bacon into bite sized pieces.

  2. Grease sheet pan and set aside. Place pizza dough on lightly floured surface, letting dough come to room temperature before handling. Cut dough in half and roll out, shaping into each half into a heart as you go. Place hearts on sheet pan. Brush tops of hearts with olive oil. Layer sliced mozzarella, basil and strawberries on top and scatter bacon pieces.

  3. Place in oven for 12-15 minutes or until internal cook temperature of dough is 200ºF.

  4. While pizza is cooking, make the strawberry balsamic glaze. Put balsamic vinegar in small sauce pan and bring to a boil, then let it simmer 4-6 minutes or until it starts to thicken. Add strawberry jam to the thickened vinegar and whisk until fully incorporated together. Let cool for a couple minutes and place in a serving container.

  5. Once pizza is ready, remove from oven and lightly sprinkle with strawberry balsamic glaze. Serve hot with grated parmesan.

For the Love of Meat

Ingredients


1/2 lb.
Smithfield Hometown Original Thick Cut Bacon
1/2 lb.
1-2 tbsp.
Olive Oil
1-2 tbsp.
1 tbsp.
Fresh Basil Leaves or 1 tsp. Dried Basil
1 tbsp.
1 pint
Fresh Strawberries, sliced
1 pint
Sliced Fresh Mozzarella
1 lb.
Pizza Dough
1 lb.
1/3 cup
Aged Balsamic Vinegar
1/3 cup
1/4 cup
Strawberry Spreadable Fruit or Jam
1/4 cup
Grated Parmesan, if desired

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