Bakin’ with Bacon and King Teddy

Hello Bacon Fans!   Happy “almost St. Pat’s Day” and welcome to the Castle kitchen!

Today’s recipe isn’t GREEN but it has some green in it – if you choose to use it.  There is fresh thyme in the recipe – that counts right???!!!!     I’ll tell you right now before you see what I’m making for you today that this might sound like a very unusual recipe and maybe it is………but it’s an option for you if you are tired of the “same old/same old” appetizers or you have some special friends you want to make a little something different for.     These are – well – yummy in the tummy as we say around here!

Bacon-Peach Pizzas

 

INGREDIENTS:    (recipe makes FOUR appetizers)

1 ready-made pizza dough

4 slices bacon – thick cut or regular (as usual you can add more or less)

1 tablespoon all purpose flour

1 cup olive oil

1/2 cup ricotta

2 teaspoons chopped thyme (optional but adds a nice flavor)

Ground black pepper to tasste

20 slices of fresh peach (fresh are BEST – canned are too “wet” !!)

1/2 cup grated parmesan

4 tablespoons olive oil

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C). Line baking sheet with foil.
  2. After bacon is fried, break up into small bits..
  3. Place 1 dough quarter on a work surface and lightly dust with flour; roll into a 1/8-inch-thick shaped crust (round or square or something irregular – doesn’t matter!). Stretch dough with your hands to an even thickness; let rest on the work surface for 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining other three pieces of dough.
  4. Heat about 1 cup olive oil, reaching about 1/2-inch depth, in a heavy cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Fry each piece of dough until browned and cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. The first side will be lighter than the second side. Drain the crusts on paper towels.
  5. Transfer pizza crusts, lighter-side up, to prepared baking sheets. Spread about 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese onto each crust using the back of a spoon. Sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme over ricotta layer. Sprinkle bacon bits over the ricotta-thyme layer; season with black pepper. Nestle about 5 peach slices onto each mini-pizza and sprinkle 1 tablespoon Parmesan over each pizza. Drizzle a bit of olive oil on top.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and peaches are lightly browned and tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool pizzas for 5 to 10 minutes on the baking sheet.

YES I know it sounds a little weird…………..sometimes the yummiest things and strangest combinations make for the very best and most interesting snacks!     You know I’m right!

Have a Green Beer on me!!!!   Happy St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow………..

Hugs from the Castle…….King Teddy

 

37 thoughts on “Bakin’ with Bacon and King Teddy

  1. I didn’t see the bacon in the ingredients, but there it is in the directions. Whew! I get bacon and peaches. They sound good together. It’s the Parmesan cheese that is throwing me off. I like my cheese pure – the way God made it….

    Love and licks and cheese,
    Cupcake

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    • I think most people do but it’s not really so much a “pizza” as an appetizer on pizza crust. If you think of it as that and not a pizza, it’s more like a DESSERT! LOL

      Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

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  2. That does sound good. I thought you were going to do something like corned beef and cabbage and bacon today 🙂 Happy early St. Patrick’s Day! XO

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    • I could have done that but everyone knows how to make that – My Mom tosses all of those things into her crockpot on low and lets it do its’ thing ALL DAY LONG and that’s all there is to it. She’s doing that tomorrow of course – today is “shop for the goodies” day!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  3. Mom says this sounds supper yummy. The peaches we got last summer were delicious. Hope they are again this year, so Mom will feel inclined to make these. Enjoy this non rainy weather. Love to all. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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  4. Oh, this sounds delicious! And perfect timing, too, since I was wondering what to make for lunch… just happen to have canned peach slices (will dry them with a paper towel) and bacon 😉

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