Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Puff Pastry Pizza Tarts

My husband is on a business trip, and I was thinking about what to make for dinner all day for my two kids. When my husband is gone for dinner, it makes dinner a much more low-key affair. Still I like to make sure the kids eat pretty well. One of our family favorites is make your own pizzas. I make fresh dough balls and everyone stretches out then tops his/her own individual pizza. We love it, and they taste great. However, make your own pizza requires advance planning , and today I didn't do any of that. But I did have a box of puff pastry in the freezer. Puff pastry pizza tarts...why not? The kids loved the sound of it, and so we got to work. We cut out rounds of dough and then with a slightly smaller cutter, marked a ring half way through the dough where the toppings would go. Mine had pesto, mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and sweet onions. The kids had...you guessed it, pepperoni and cheese. Still they came out looking so great!The outside crust puffed up around the filling and the cheesy topping bubbled and browned beautifully. Dinner was done in 15 minutes! Why hadn't I ever thought of this before? Best of all they were the cutest little 3" or so size which made them even more fun in the eyes of my kids. It's just one more reason to love the versatility of puff pastry! We threw in some yogurt, green beans and grapes and called it a meal!

1 comment:

  1. and just how many calories are there in puff pastry...3" or not!!!