Friday, April 6, 2012

Pizza Pull-Aparts

These are a new favorite at our house. Honestly...I'm too lazy and a tad bit "bread product" incapable (meaning all things I make with bread are usually a fail), so I buy the family sized crust from my local Papa Murpheys. Depending on which papa murpheys is by you, they might sell you just a crust. Some do and some don' just depends on which manager owns that franchise.
Either's a good dinner. Easy, cheap and fun for the kids.

Homemade Pizza Pull-Aparts
1/2 batch pizza Crust dough (or 1 family sized crust)
mozzarella cheese, about 20 cubed pieces
sliced pepperoni..or toppings of your choice (like ham and pineapple)

For topping:
olive oil
Italian seasoning
grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Lightly grease a 9-inch pie plate or cake pan. Divide the pizza dough into roughly 20 equal sized pieces. Take one of the dough pieces and press in a cube of cheese and two slices of pepperoni. Pull the edges of the dough down around the filling and seal. Place in the pan, seam side down. Repeat with remaining dough. Each piece of dough should be touching each other in the pan. (It may seem crowded, but will be fine.)

Lightly brush the tops of the dough with olive oil. Sprinkle on Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature, with dipping sauce if desired.

Source: Adapted from Annie’s Eats

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