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Nectarine Chipotle Bacon Pizza

Nectarine Chipotle Bacon Pizza

Nectarine Chipotle Bacon Pizza is a sweet-hot bacony pizza different from your typical pizza – not tomato-based. An interesting savory change from the norm.

This Nectarine Chipotle Bacon Pizza is a sweet-hot atypical (meaning not tomato-based) pizza that was inspired by a California Pizza Kitchen recipe for Pear Pizza. And this bears little resemblance to the CPK dish. That pear pizza was discontinued by CPK about a decade ago, but friends of mine still rave about it. Well, I think nectarines are much more exciting than pears, so I figured this would be a no-brainer.

This actually turned out very well. The nectarines and chile pepper jam go very well together and chipotle adds some extra depth and smokiness. Note I used Swiss cheese here instead of mozzarella – I think that flavor just goes very nicely in this flavor combination. And how can you go wrong with bacon? I actually had this for breakfast, and don’t think I’ll have to eat again for a few days. This is very filling. Hope you enjoy it!

Nectarine Chipotle Bacon Pizza
 
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Recipe type: main dish
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 12-inch pizza crust
  • 8 strips bacon
  • 3 small nectarines
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ⅓ cup Trader Joe's Pepper Jelly
  • 1 tsp crushed chipotle chile pepper
  • 12 oz Swiss Cheese slices
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Slice the nectarines into ¼ to ½ inch slices. You should end up with about 2 cups of nectarine slices. Slice the garlic cloves into thin slices.
  3. Fry the bacon in a skillet until browned but not crisp, then remove the bacon onto a plate leaving about 2 tbsp of bacon fat.
  4. Cook the nectarines, vinegar, and garlic over medium heat until garlic is soft and mixture is cooked down into a lumpy thick sauce, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the Pepper Jelly and chipotle pepper. Tear the bacon up into small pieces and blend in.
  6. Spread the swiss cheese slices evenly over the pizza crust. Spread the nectarine mixture evenly over the cheese slices.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until crust is nicely browned.
  8. Cut into slices, serve & enjoy!

 

 

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