This was incredibly easy to make and very tasty and filling. The recipe called for tart apples but I substituted pears instead as I think they go better with blue cheese. This came from the December issue of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.
- Six slices of bacon
- 1 8.5oz pkg. corn muffin mix
- 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 2 pears (recipe called for 3 Granny Smith apples), cored, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles
- Fresh thyme (optional)
1.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a skillet cook bacon until crisp. Drain; reserve 1 tablespoon of the drippings. Chop bacon.
2.)Meanwhile, in a bowl combine muffin mix, flour, chili powder, egg, and milk. Divide dough into four portions. Place portions on a greased baking sheet and press to 6 to 7 inch circles.
3.) Top each circle with a layer of apple slices, leaving a 1-inch border. Fold edges around apple or pear slices. Brush apples and crust with reserved bacon drippings.
4.) Bake 10 minutes. Top with blue cheese and bacon; bake 5 to 7 minutes more until edges are golden and the bottom of crust is set.
Substitute: Use leftover shredded chicken or crumbled cooked sausage in place of the bacon.
*Note: Even though I had folded the edges up before baking, they flattened out while cooking. Not sure what I need to do differently to keep that from happening but thought it was worth mentioning.