HOMEMADE PIZZA POCKETS
Homemade Pizza Pockets are made from a simple homemade pizza dough recipe filled with sauce, pepperoni, sausage and cheese. So good!
Homemade Pizza Pockets
Brandie @ The Country Cook
For the dough:
grated parmesan cheese
cold salted butter (1 stick),
For the filling:
jar pizza sauce
shredded mozzarella cheese
cooked and crumbled sausage
Optional crust topping:
salted butter (1 stick),
Preheat oven to 450f degrees
Spray two baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray (or line with parchment paper.)
In a small bowl, whisk together Eggland’s Best eggs, milk and garlic.
In a separate larger bowl, combine flour, parmesan cheese, salt, baking powder and Italian seasoning.
Using a fork or a pastry blender, begin cutting in the cubed butter into the flour mixture until no large clumps remain.
Stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture.
Mix until dough comes together into a loose ball.
To make this easier, use an electric mixture with a dough attachment.
Dump the dough ball onto a large, floured countertop.
Knead the dough ten times (turning it over onto itself and turning 90 degrees)
Add additional flour as necessary to keep it from sticking.
Using a rolling pin, roll out dough to ½-inch thickness.
Take a 3-inch biscuit cutter (or similar size glass or bowl), cut out all the dough into circles.
After cutting out the circles, press them down slightly to make them a bit larger and to make room for fillings.
Place the crust circles on prepared baking sheets.
Spoon a tablespoon of pizza sauce onto the middle of the dough circles.
Then add a tablespoon of shredded cheese, a slice of pepperoni and a tablespoon of crumbled sausage.
Carefully fold the crust in half and press together the edges.
Take a fork and go around the edges to make sure they seal closed.
Bake at 450f degrees for 13-15 minutes until crust is lightly browned.
Continue until all pizza pockets are made.
Optional: Brush tops of warm pizza pockets with melted butter and sprinkle with dried parsley.
Serve with warmed pizza sauce for dipping. This can be frozen after cooking and reheated in the microwave as needed.
Recipe courtesy of www.thecountrycook.net