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White Pizza Appetizers

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When you keep a box of puff pastry sheets in the freezer, you have the base for these quick-fix pizzas. Top with shredded mozzarella, olives and peppers, or create your own pizza using what you have on hand.

  • Thaw: 40 minutes
  • Prep: 20 minutes
  • Bake: 15 minutes
  • Cool: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 32
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Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed

  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 4 ounces)

  • 1/4 cup sliced pitted ripe olives

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red and/or green bell pepper

  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano leaves, crushed

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.

  2. Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface.  Roll the pastry sheet into a 15x10-inch rectangle.  Cut in half lengthwise.  Place the pastries onto 2 baking sheets.  Prick the pastries thoroughly with a fork.  Sprinkle with the garlic powder.

  3. Bake for 10 minutes or until the pastries are golden.  Divide the cheese, olives, pepper and oregano among the pastries.

  4. Bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.  Remove the pastries from the baking sheets and let cool on wire racks for 10 minutes.  Cut each pastry into 16 squares.

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Tip

The kind of pan you use can affect baking times. A nonstick or dark glazed baking sheet may bake faster, so adjust your time and check pastry while baking.

If your Puff Pastry becomes soft and sticky while working with it, chill it in the fridge for a few minutes. Place in the refrigerator between rollings, too.

Always flip and place the cut side of the Puff Pastry down on the baking sheet.

You can thaw Puff Pastry in the fridge. Separate and place each sheet on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and defrost in the refrigerator for about 4 hours.

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Submitted by:
Geri H.
Date: 1/8/2006

4 star rating

"I added fresh mushrooms, artichoke hearts, onion, roasted red peppers, and more cheese! It was great. I will definitely make this again!"

Submitted by:
Zoe R.
Date: 5/30/2006

4 star rating

"OUTSTANDING!! The white pizza appetizers recipe was delicious!"

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Pat C.
Date: 1/1/2011

4 star rating

"Excellent as it is, and so versatile! I've used leftover ham with cheddar cheese, oven roasted tomatoes and feta, caramelized onions with black olives and Swiss cheese... a great go-to for a quick appetizer or main course."

Submitted by:
Lea C.
Date: 11/1/2011

3 star rating

"I thought the puff pastries would make a nice change to my son's favorite meal. We really didn't like the crust though. I don't have a wire rack to cool things off on. Maybe that was the problem. But the crust was a little greasy and not crisp."

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