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Monday, October 31, 2011

Pumpkin Pizza Pockets





I always like to make something fun for the kids to enjoy on Halloween.  This year’s treat is a Pumpkin Pizza Pockets.  These little pizza pockets are quick and easy and perfect to eat as the kids head out the door to go trick or treating.

Recipe Notes:
*Play around with the fillings, adding in whatever you have on hand.
*These would also make a great appetizer at a Halloween party.
*Have extra dough pieces?  Press them back together, roll them into logs, and tie them into knots and bake with the pizza pockets!


Pumpkin Pizza Pockets

1 tube of refrigerated pizza dough
¼ cup cooked, crumbled Italian sausage
8 slices turkey pepperoni, cut in quarters
¼- ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp butter, melted
2 tbsp parmesan cheese
Italian seasoning
½ cup pizza sauce


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Unroll the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface and flatten with a rolling pin.  Cut out an even number of pumpkin shapes using a large pumpkin cookie cutter.

Lay half of the pumpkin dough shapes on the prepared cookie sheets.  Top each pumpkin with a sprinkling of Italian sausage, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese.  Place a second piece of dough on top of each and pinch the sides to form a pocket.

Bake the pizza pockets for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.  Immediate after removing from the oven, brush each pizza pocket with melted butter and sprinkle with parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.  Serve with pizza sauce.

Serves 3

Enjoy!
YAmy

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