Cheddar & Artichoke Pizza Pie

“Most Aussome Recipe Contest Entry”
Shauna H.

INGREDIENTS

For the crust:
1/2 tsp dry active yeast
3/4 cup lukewarm water
1/4 tsp sugar
2 Cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp salt
3 1/2 Tbs olive oil, divided

For the cream sauce:
1/2 stick butter
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup freshly grated Old Croc Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/2 tsp white pepper

For the toppings:
1 1/2 Cups freshly grated Old Croc Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided
1 can artichoke hearts, quartered
1 Cup baby spinach leaves
1/2 tsp red chili flakes

Place the yeast & sugar in the warm water. Stir, let sit 15 min. Mix flour, salt, 3 tbs of the oil, and the yeasty water to form a ball. Coat a bowl with remaining olive oil and place dough in it. Cover and let rise for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 500. Stretch dough onto a pizza pan. Par bake for 4 minutes.

Make the sauce by melting the butter in a sauce pan. Add the cream, cheddar, and pepper. Heat over medium low until warm. Spread the cheese sauce on the crust. Top with 1 1/4 Cups Cheddar, the artichoke hearts, and the spinach. Bake another four to six minutes until the crust is golden. Top the pie with the remaining cheddar and the chili flakes.