Flatbread with Wisconsin Aged Cheddar and Maple Bacon

  • Yield 8 servings

Craving that salty-sweet combination? Try this flatbread starring bacon, maple syrup, apples and cheese.

Ingredients

4 ounces bacon, chopped
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 (6-inch) flatbread crust
1/2 Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced into 1/8-inch thick rounds
1 cup 2-year Aged Cheddar Cheese, shredded
3 scallions, sliced

Instructions

  1. Place bacon in sauté pan over medium to high heat and fry for about 4 minutes, until fat is rendered. Drain fat anddiscard. Add maple syrup to bacon and cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Pour maple bacon onto parchment paper and separate pieces; cool and set aside.
  2. Place pizza stone in cold oven. Preheat oven to 400F. Meanwhile, sprinkle 3/4 cup Cheddar over flatbread crust. Place apple rounds over cheese, top with the maple bacon, and remaining shredded Cheddar. Place flatbread on hot pizza stone and bake 12-15 minutes, until crust edges are deep golden brown and cheese is melted. Remove from oven and cut into 8 pieces. Top with sliced scallions and serve immediately.
Recipe by Chef Brandt Evans, courtesy of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board

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