With the warm, flaky puff pastry, these pizza puffs are awesome! You can also use an egg wash to brush on these before going into the oven for added color. Also, the pepperoni can easily be removed and replaced with mushrooms if you want to go vegetarian.
Author: Hip Foodie Mom
Recipe type: Appetizer
1 sheet puff pastry; thawed
1 can tomato sauce (can use the rest for dipping)
fresh mozzarella; sliced
fresh basil (10-12 leaves)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Using a cookie cutter, glass jar or small bowl, press down into the thawed pastry dough so you cut round circles from the puff pastry. (You can also just cut the puff pastry dough into 4 squares.) Cut the puff pastry on wax paper or foil so it's easier to pick up.
To assemble: spread some tomato sauce on the pastry dough, lay down the pepperonis (if using), then the mozzarella and top that with a few leaves of basil.
Bring together each end and pin with a toothpick (to ensure the puff stays closed while baking).
Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden. Sprinkle on more basil if desired and serve.
Recipe by Hip Foodie Mom at http://hipfoodiemom.com/2012/09/30/so-simple-pizza-puffs-for-5-ingredients-or-less-sundaysupper/