Cranberry Sauce, Bacon, and Gorgonzola Pastry Puff Pizza

/// November 24th, 2014

Cranberry Sauce, Bacon, and Gorgonzola Pastry Puff Pizza Oh hiiii there. Rumor has it you may have some extra cranberry sauce on your hands in a few days… wanna know a delicious and easy way to use it up?

Cranberry Sauce, Bacon, and Gorgonzola Pastry Puff Pizza!!! 

Cranberry Sauce, Bacon, and Gorgonzola Pastry Puff Pizza You guys — this pizza is soooooo good. It’s earthy, sweet, salty, cheesy, and just all around lovely. It’s also super simple to whip up! Which is really great if you’re feeling both hungry and lazy. I experience both of those feelings basically 24/7.

Cranberry Sauce, Bacon, and Gorgonzola Pastry Puff Pizza

Cranberry Sauce, Bacon, and Gorgonzola Pastry Puff Pizza We ate these sweet and savory little pizza puffs for dinner last night (along with green bean casserole, sweet and spicy delicata squash, and a bottle of pinot noir) and I must say the combination of flaky buttery crust, bold melted cheese, salty bacon, and tart cranberry is the perfect way to end a day!

Cranberry Sauce, Bacon, and Gorgonzola Pastry Puff Pizza I also (weirdly, maybe?) think this Cranberry Sauce, Bacon, and Gorgonzola Pastry Puff Pizza could be a great breakfast or lunch treat! When I was testing the recipe I saved half of the final batch so we could taste them at room temperature as well as cold, and they actually taste great all three ways! So feel free to serve these hot, cold, or somewhere in between 😉

Cranberry Sauce, Bacon, and Gorgonzola Pastry Puff Pizza Pro tip: If you’re serving a crowd and making this as an appetizer I suggest assuming most people can (and will) eat 3 to 4 pieces… so be sure to make enough (and hide some for yourself).

Cranberry Sauce, Bacon, and Gorgonzola Pastry Puff Pizza

Cranberry Sauce, Bacon, and Gorgonzola Pastry Puff Pizza

Ingredients

  • 2 whole Sheets of Frozen Puffed Pastry
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil, For Brushing
  • 2 cups cranberry sauce (homemade or store bought, just be sure to mix it until it's smooth)
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked through but not too crispy
  • 8 ounces gorgonzola cheese
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Rosemary, chopped

Instructions

  1. *Thaw the puffed pastry on the counter for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees (F).
  3. Once thawed, carefully open the sheets of pastry. Using a sharp knife slice them in half, straight down the middle. Place the pastry on a large baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicon baking mat; set aside.
  4. Fry bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until cooked through but not crispy (the bacon will crisp up in the oven). Once cooked chop bacon into small pieces; set aside.
  5. Lightly brush the olive oil over the top of each pastry piece.
  6. Spread 1/3 cup of cranberry sauce down the middle of each pastry (more or less to suit your taste) then add the bacon, cheese, and red onion (dividing the toppings evenly among the pastry pizzas). Pop the pan in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and the cheese is melted. Sprinkle hot from the oven pizzas with rosemary (just about 1/2 teaspoon per pizza).
  7. Allow pizzas to rest 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
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22 thoughts on “Cranberry Sauce, Bacon, and Gorgonzola Pastry Puff Pizza

    1. bakerbynature Post author

      Hi Amanda. I’m not sure how they would hold up. If you’re going to try it ahead of time, I suggest making them and re-freezing until you’re ready to bake. Otherwise they may become very soggy…

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  1. Kendra

    Not to sound stupid, but I have never worked with puff pastry. Do you take the two sheets and stack them on top of each other then cut them down the middle, yeilding two pizzas. Or do you cut both sheets down the middle, yeilding 4 pizzas. Making for our Christmas Eve buffet. They sound so good. Thank you!

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    1. bakerbynature Post author

      Thank you! It’s definitely a party perfect appetizer… but I always have to make double since I have a tendency of “taste testing” before guests arrive 😉

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  2. Amelia

    Hi, this looks amazing. I was wondering if you can use a pizza stone to cook these instead of a baking sheet with parchment paper?

    Also, does this yield 4 small pizzas or two?

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  3. Judy

    This is confusing. Sounds like the 2 sheets that come in the pkg, yields 4 pizzas, if cutting each in 2 . Not real clear in the instructions, and no reply on the above questions. Can this be served at room temp?

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      1. Judy

        Thank you for the update. So, to make I pizza, it’s 1/4 the ingredients , and 1/2 sheet of pastry. Im sure many have wondered as I did. The pic looks like 1 whole sheet . Making it tomorrow !

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