Pier 49 Pizza Contest

Teriyaki Chicken Pizza – Aly Larsen – 1st Place Winner
1 C. Soy Sauce
1/2 C Sugar
1/2 C Honey
1 Clove Garlic (or 1/4 tsp garlic powder)
1/2 Tsp Ginger
4 T cornstarch
4 T water
1 1/2 – 2 C Cooked Chicken
1 C Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
3/4 C Pineapple Pieces
¾ C specialty cheese blend
1 T. Dried Cilantro
1 Pizza Crust

Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is dissolved. Mix the cornstarch and water together and add to the sauce until sauce thickens.

Place the chicken in a bag with 1/2 C. of sauce. Pour 1/4 C. of sauce on the pizza crust. Spread mozzarella cheese evenly across the crust . Add Chicken with sauce to the top of the pizza. Spread pineapple on top of chicken and add the specialty cheese. Finish with the cilantro sprinked over the top and bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Greek Chicken Pizza – Mary Ann Murray – 2nd Place Winner
1 T olive oil
1 small white onion, chopped
2 or 3 cloves garlic, minced
2 T fresh basil, chopped
2 tsp fresh thyme, removed from stems
2-14 oz cans petite diced tomatoes, flavored with olive oil and garlic
1 T olive oil
16-20 oz. chicken breast or tenders, cut into bite size pieces
2-4 T Greek seasoning
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1-14 oz can artichoke hearts, coarsely chopped
3 oz baby spinach
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

To made sauce- heat oil in a large saucepan or dutch oven. Add onion and saute, until almost tender. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add herbs and saute for 1 more minute. Add tomatoes, and cook until warmed through. Scoop mixture into blender and puree, for a few minutes, until completely pureed. Set aside.

To cook chicken- Heat oil in electric skillet. Add chicken and season heavily with Greek seasoning. Saute for a few minutes, until all sides are cooked. Cover and turn heat to low. Let cook until completely cooked through and then keep covered.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray round pizza pan with cooking spray. Put pizza dough on pan and roll out to edges, leaving enough around the edges to make a nice crust. Prick crust with a fork in multiple places. Bake for 6 minutes and remove from oven.
Spread crust evenly with pizza sauce. Layer spinach on top of sauce- it is okay if it overlaps. Place red pepper strips on top of spinach. Place artichoke hearts around peppers. Sprinkle chicken all over the top. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top of chicken and top with crumbled feta. Bake for 8-9 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve

German Streusel Pizza – Ilsa Dubois – 3rd Place Winner
1 Pizza crust
2 stick butter
Vanilla sugar
1 Can Apple pie filling

Brush regular pizza crust with real butter. Sprinkle with vanilla sugar and top with apple pie filling. Add streusel topping (made from butter, flour and sugar) . Bake till crust and top are light brown and serve with Carmel sauce that you drizzle over top of pizza.

Hula Pizza – Laura Powell – 4th Place Winner
1 pizza Crust (unbaked)
Place the following on the pizza in this order
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1 cup Swiss cheese
2 cups diced cooked ham
1 1/2 cup pineapple tidbits

Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until crust is golden and cheese is melted and bubbly.

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