If you are looking out your window and are a bit confused because it’s way too hot to be anywhere near holiday time, don’t worry! It may not be Thanksgiving, but this pizza recipe that utilizes cranberries can render a great deal to be thankful for and is the perfect excuse for another holiday of your own inspiration that you can celebrate anytime you feel like it!
The name cranberry derives from craneberry, a moniker coined by early European settlers in America who felt the expanding flower, stem, calyx, and petals resembled the neck, head, and bill of a crane. In North America, Native Americans were the first to use cranberries as food and it is likely that they introduced cranberries to the early settlers in Massachusetts who incorporated the berries into traditional Thanksgiving feast.
This pizza recipe is patriotic as well as simple and yet very exotic. The mixture of brie, chicken and cranberries transforms its taste into a voyage of delightful discovery.
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 (12 inch) prepared pizza crust
1 1/2 cups cranberry sauce
6 ounces Brie, chopped
8 ounces shredded mozzarella
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Chop chicken breasts into bite-size pieces. Heat oil in medium skillet. Add chicken when hot and sauté until browned and almost cooked through.
3. Spread cranberry sauce over the crust. Top with chicken, brie and cover with mozzarella.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Heaven is near. Be patient.