Help A Fellow Sacramentan Win A Million Dollars!


It’s time to show some Sacramento support!

Leslie Navarra, Cal grad and Sacramento resident, is a semi-finalist in the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off contest. Her recipe for Apricot-Bacon Flatbread was selected out of tens of thousands of entries and is now going head-to head in a public vote against one other recipe for a chance to win $1 million! Click here to see the mouthwatering recipe and to vote for Lesile. Hurry – the voting closes on June 9th!

Want to get a taste of this delicious recipe for yourself? We thought you might! Here’s Leslie’s recipe:

Recipe: Apricot-Bacon Flatbread


  • 2 tablespoons Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, halved lengthwise, cut into 1/4-inch wedges (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 5 slices thick-sliced bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 teaspoons cornmeal
  • 1 can Pillsbury® refrigerated thin pizza crust
  • 2/3 cup Smucker’s® Apricot Preserves
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Fisher® Chef’s Naturals® Blanched Slivered Almonds
  • 1/2 cup crumbled chèvre (goat) cheese (2 oz)
  • 10 to 12 fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips


  1. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently, or until onion is golden brown. Remove from skillet; set aside.
  2. Heat oven to 400°F. In same skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 7 to 9 minutes, stirring frequently, or until almost crisp.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Sprinkle cornmeal onto large cookie sheet.
  5. Unroll pizza dough onto cookie sheet; press into 15×12-inch rectangle.
  6. Bake 7 minutes. Remove from oven.
  7. Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine apricot preserves and crushed red pepper; blend well. Spread evenly over partially baked crust.
  8. Top with onions, bacon, dates, almonds and goat cheese.
  9. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust edges are golden brown. Remove from oven.
  10. Sprinkle with basil. Cut into 24 squares.
  11. Serve warm.

Photos courtesy of Leslie Navarra

Share | Tags: · · ·

Leave a Comment

No Comments so far ↓

There are no comments yet; start things off by filling out the form above.