Passionate Pie

This is what I call a sweetheart of a meal! Check out the recipe below for a passionate twist to the beloved Italian pie. Try topping your heart-shaped pizza crust with your fav fixings, drop it in the oven like it’s hot and serve it up with your brew of choice. Surprise your honey with a cozy night in on this Valentine’s Day. You may want to add some bling!

Basic Ingredients:

  • 1 can Pillsbury refrigerated classic pizza crust or 1 can Pillsbury refrigerated thin pizza crust
  • 1 can (8 oz) pizza sauce
  • 24 slices turkey pepperoni with 70% less fat or the real thing
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (3 oz) or your favorite piled-on cheese
  • Optional: Add whatever you like – olives, red peppers, spinach, tomatoes, you name it!

Directions:

  • If using classic crust: Heat oven to 425°F. Lightly spray or grease large cookie sheet. If using thin crust: Heat oven to 400 F. Spray or grease 15×10-inch or larger dark or nonstick cookie sheet.
  • Unroll dough on work surface. With sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut dough into 4 rectangles. Place rectangles on cookie sheet. Cut 1-inch slit in center of wide edge of each dough portion; on opposite wide edge across from slit, pinch dough together to shape point of heart. Slightly separate each cut slit, and gently press dough into a 6×5-inch heart, creating slight rim on edge of dough.
  • Divide pizza sauce evenly onto hearts, spreading to within 1/2 inch of edges. Top each with 6 slices pepperoni and 3 tablespoons cheese.
  • Bake classic crust 13 to 16 minutes, thin crust 9 to 13 minutes, or until crust edges are golden brown and cheese is melted. For a crispier crust, prebake crusts 5 minutes, then add toppings; bake pizzas 7 to 9 minutes.
Reference material taken from the following sources: Pillbury.com

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