Brat & Bacon Appetizer Pizza Recipe
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Brat & Bacon Appetizer Pizza Recipe

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Brats and bacon on pizza are a fine beginning, but I jazz them up with apricot preserves and honey mustard. These cheesy bites please my toughest critics. —Colleen Vrooman, Waukesha, WI
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 tube (11 ounces) refrigerated thin pizza crust
  • 4 maple-flavored bacon strips, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 fully cooked beer bratwurst links, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 teaspoons honey mustard
  • 2 cups shredded white or yellow cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 124 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 229mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Unroll and press dough onto bottom and 1/2-in. up sides of a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings.
  3. Add bratwurst to same pan; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until browned.
  4. In a small bowl, mix preserves and mustard. Spread over crust; top with bratwurst, bacon mixture and cheese. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 24 servings.
Originally published as Brat & Bacon Appetizer Pizza in Simple & Delicious December/January 2015

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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