Contributed by: NAPSA
Perk Up Your Potluck with Apple Cheddar Pizza
(NAPSA) - Potluck parties are making a comeback as an ideal solution for people who don't have time to plan or make an elaborate meal, but still want to entertain. For this type of gathering, quick and convenient foods that can feed a crowd are key. For a dish in demand, try serving a traditional crowd pleaser with a modern make-over.
"Sauteing the apples and raisins in butter naturally enhances the sweet flavors in this dish, while adding the tangy Cheddar creates a nice savory balance," says Cary, who's been serving big crowds as a chef and caterer for 30 years. Dairy Management Inc. on behalf of the American Butter Institute partnered with Cary to create the Apple Cheddar Pizza recipe, a versatile dish that can be served year-round as a snack, appetizer or dessert at potlucks.
"In my experience with serving large groups of people, I've learned that they appreciate food that is easy to eat and not very messy," Cary says. "This recipe is perfect for casual gatherings like potlucks because it can be served quickly and eaten as grab-and-go slices."
For delicious variations to the Apple Cheddar Pizza, try some of these simple serving suggestions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Saute two coarsely chopped Granny Smith apples in butter until softened. Add lemon juice, raisins and sugar.
Transfer to a mixing bowl, leaving as much butter as possible in the saute pan. Add almond slivers to saute pan, slightly toast. Mix with apple mixture. Cool. Add 1/2 cup of Cheddar cheese.
Roll ready-made pizza dough into 12-inch thin circle on floured work space. Place filling in center of the pizza crust, not to cover completely. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of Cheddar cheese.
Bake on parchment paper for 12-15 minutes.
Prep time: 25 minutes - Cook time: 12-15 minutes
Serving Size: Makes 8 Slices
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