If you love Hot Pockets but want to try something a little bit healthier and better for you, search no further! We have the perfect recipes for puff pastry pizza that is light, decadent and will definitely satisfy even your strongest pizza crazing.
This pastry pizza combines all of your favorite classic pizza ingredients and adds a light, crispy crust to it so it won’t weight you down, but it will make you feel as if you are eating a Hot Pocket – only better!
What is Puff Pastry?
Puff pastry is a light, airy and crispy dough that puffs up when you cook it. Puff pastry is used in many savory and sweet dishes, and it’s known for its light crispiness. It’s a great way to incorporate a new kind of crust on some of your favorite recipes, including pizza. Puff pastry is easy to use as you can buy it already made, just frozen. It’s a wonderful last-minute ingredient as you don’t have to worry about prepping the dough beforehand and it makes it a quicker way to get your recipe done.
Puff Pastry VS Pizza Dough
While puff pastry won’t necessarily replace pizza dough, it’s a good way to mix it up if you’re tired of standard dough. Pizza dough is a bit heavier and more bready, while puff pastry is lighter and crispier. If you are someone who typically really likes a thin crispy crust on their pizza, odds are you are also going to like the crispy texture of puff pastry. Puff pastry is also much more flakey than standard pizza dough, so this pastry will break apar into delicate layers of pastry in your mouth. It’s a different experience and texture, but overall, makes for a great pizza pastry.
Can I Make My Own Puff Pastry from Scratch?
You absolutely can make your own puff pastry from scratch, but it is a bit time consuming. Due to the delicate layers, puff pastry must be rolled and flattened numerous times to develop a pastry with plenty of delicate layers. Puff pastry itself only calls for the most basic ingredients, such as flour, butter, and water, but the process of making puff pastry is what makes most people prefer to buy their puff pastry already made in the store.
Other Pizza Topping Ideas to Use
While our recipe calls for the basics, including mozzarella cheese and peperoni, you can easily combine some of your other favorite ingredients such as mushrooms, sausage, onions, bacon, green peppers, black olives or even a different kind of sauce, such as alfredo or marinara. This recipe is an easy recipe to customize, and you can play with it with several different combinations and pizza variations. Pick your favorites you’d get on a standard pizza, and then see how it works in this puff pastry recipe.
Recipe for Puff Pastry Pizza
So, if you mouth hasn’t already started watering, it surely will once you read about how easy it is to make these delight pizza pastries. Follow these simple steps and gather these ingredients to make the best pizza pastry you’ve ever had.
Yield: 6 servings
- Medium sized bowl
- Rolling Pin
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Knife or Pizza Cutter
Ingredients for Puff Pastry Pizza:
- 1 puff pastry
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- ½ cup grated parmesan
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp All-purpose flour
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- ½ cup pizza sauce
- 15 pepperonis quartered
How to prepare the Puff Pastry Pizza:
Step 1: Preparing
Start off by gathering all of your ingredients. Prepare your baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper so that your dough doesn’t stick to the pan. start your preheating by setting the over to 375 F.
Step 2: Mixing
In a medium sized glass or metal bowl, combine your egg, your seasoning, 2 tbsp of flour, your mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese. Set this mixture aside as you are going to work with it again later on.
Step 3: Working with Puff Pastry
First off, you are going to want to flour your work surface so that your puff pastry doesn’t stick to the table or cutting board.
Remove one sheet of your puff pastry from the pack and save the other one for later in your freezer. Puff pastry packs usually come with at least two sheets of puff pastry.
Roll out your puff pastry evenly in order to thin out your pastry enough to form the right consistency for the dough.
Step 4: Cutting
Cut your thinned-out puff pastry into six even squares using a very sharp knife or even a pizza cutter will work as well.
Step 5: Filling
Once your squares are evenly cut, fill each square with a spoonful of your cheese mixture in the center of one corner or your puff pastry square leaving enough space to crimp your remaining edges closed. Repeat this process for all of your remaining pizza squares.
Step 6: Getting Read to Bake
Once all of your squares are completely, prepare an egg was with the remaining egg and one tbsp of water. Lightly brushed the tops of your pizza puffs with some of the egg wash around the edges and around the side where the cheese mixture has been placed. This process will help add some shine and crispiness to your pastries.
Fold over your dough and crimp all edges together with a fork to seal. Brush more egg was at the tops of your pastries and chill for about 15 minutes before baking them.
Step 7: Baking
Remove your chilled pastries from the fridge and bake in your preheated oven for about 30 minutes. You will know they are done by their crispy golden-brown exterior.
Step 8: Serving
Let your pizza puff pastries cool a bit and then serve them with your favorite pizza sauce. Enjoy!
Things to Note
Make sure to work quickly when working with puff pastry. You don’t want your pastry to dry out, so move quickly to prevent your pastry from becoming too dry. If you need more time, you can nestle your puff pastry between some damp kitchen towels or paper towels to make sure that all of the moisture stays in your pastry. Also, it’s easier to work with cold pastry than warm pastry as it will spread and become sticky. Make sure you take your pastry out only when you intend to use it.