Lately I’ve been trying to be more diligent about meal-planning for our family, mostly because it helps encourage a tighter grocery budget, and also because it helps to have a routine despite our often busy schedule.
But sometimes I still get stymied when it comes to “What’s for dinner?”. That’s how I was feeling last night – totally uninspired. Until I remembered the Flatout Thin Crust Flatbread we had on hand for a Blogger Recipe Challenge I’m doing with Flatout Flatbread and The Motherhood.
It was super simple to grab the Flatout Thin Crust Artisan Pizza bread and add items we already had on hand – canned chicken, bacon bits, cheese, pizza sauce and alfredo sauce. The pizzas cooked up quickly and were delicious!
One pack of Flatout Thin Crust Artisan Pizza bread sells for just $2.98 at Walmart (check the Deli Bakery displays!), and includes 6 breads, which is more than enough for a family of 4. Trust me, the bread may be thin, but a little bit goes a long way here. Also, each Flatout Thin Crust Artisan Pizza bread has 7 grams of protein, is an excellent source of fiber, and can be easily baked or grilled.
Inspired by how easy and delicious our pizza dinner with the Flatout bread turned out, I was excited to move on to dessert!
I was asked by Flatout Flatbread and The Motherhood to come up with a recipe that celebrated the Flavors of Fall, and here’s what I came up with…
Please keep in mind, I’m not a whiz in the kitchen. Cooking and baking tend to be out of my comfort zone, but I do like a challenge, and I sure like to eat!
I started out my recipe with these ingredients:
Preheat the oven to 350.
Mix the mascarpone cream and cinnamon sugar.
Peel, core, and thinly slice the 2 apples and 2 pears.
Line a cookie sheet with foil, and lay the Flatout bread side-by-side (I could fit three on my sheet). Bake the breads for about 2 minutes at 350 degrees.
Once the breads are baked for two minutes, spread on the mascarpone cream/cinnamon sugar (it might be a little messy).
Now place the sliced apples and pears on the pizza, sprinkling the pecan chips and more cinnamon sugar on top.
Bake for 7 minutes in the 350 degree oven.
The result is a sweet, meaty, crunchy, slightly gooey delight.
We ended up standing at the counter, eating this Flatout Thin Crust Apple, Pear, and Pecan Dessert Pizza slice by slice – it was so good!
In one night we were able to take Flatout Thin Crust Artisan Pizza bread from dinner to dessert. I love the versatility of this product, and how easy it is to use in a variety of recipes. With a shelf life of 14 days, it’s a great thing to have on-hand for those dinners or desserts you want to whip up quickly.
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Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Flatout and The Motherhood. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.