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Smoky Sausage & Apple Pizza

 Smoky Sausage & Apple Pizza
This good-for-you pizza combines savory chicken sausage with fresh fruit and vegetables. It makes for a healthy dinner that won’t sabotage your waistline. —Lindsay Williams, Hastings, Minnesota
4 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + standing Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon quick-rise yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • TOPPINGS:
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons cider vinegar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup, divided
  • Dash salt
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 2 cups chopped beet greens or fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped apple
  • 2 fully cooked apple chicken sausage links or flavor of your choice (3 ounces each), sliced
  • 3/4 cup shredded smoked cheddar cheese

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Smoky Sausage & Apple Pizza (continued)

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat
  • flour, yeast, salt and sugar. Stir in the water, oil and honey; beat
  • just until moistened. Stir in enough remaining whole wheat flour to
  • form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the onion, 2 teaspoons vinegar,
  • 1 teaspoon syrup, salt and cayenne in oil until onion is tender.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in the sage, mustard and remaining
  • vinegar and syrup.
  • Grease a 12-in. pizza pan; sprinkle with cornmeal. Roll out dough to
  • fit prepared pan; prick thoroughly with a fork. Bake at 450° for
  • 5-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  • Arrange the onion mixture, beet greens, apple, sausages and cheese
  • over top. Bake 5-7 minutes longer or until crust is golden and
  • cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2 slices equals 388 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 836 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.
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