How could I have forgotten to post these? I don't buy this type of convenience food, but I bought a tube of Pillsbury crescent rolls a while back, thinking I would enter a recipe contest using them. Well, I never followed through, so there they sat in my fridge. What better time to use them up than Superbowl Sunday? I found this recipe last minute and threw it together with what I had on hand. I was a little nervous about the combination of flavors being too unique for the crowd, but I was wrong. They were a hit! Even those who typically don't enjoy blue cheese liked these.
BLUE CHEESY PROSCIUTTO APPETIZER PIZZA makes 12-16
recipe adapted from Pillsbury Bake-off 2008
1 can Pillsbury refrigerated pizza crust (I used crescent rolls, keeping perforations attached and rolled flat)
1/3 C. cream cheese (I used reduced-fat)
1/4 C. crumbled blue cheese
1 C. shredded mozzarella cheese
4 slices prosciutto cut into thin strips (I just used bacon, but prosciutto would have been great!)
1/3 C. apricot preserves (I used my homemade pear preserves)
Heat oven to 400 F. Lightly spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray. Unroll pizza dough and roll into rectangle. Bake 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown.
In small microwavable bowl, microwave blue cheese and cream cheese uncovered on high about 30 seconds or until melted. Stir until well mixed. Spread mixture over crust. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese; top with prosciutto.
In small microwavable bowl, microwave preserves uncovered on high about 30 seconds. Stir until smooth; drizzle over pizza.
Bake 8 to 12 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and preserves in center of pizza start to bubble.
Cut into desired size.