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Pizza Crescent Ring: the tasty party appetizer everyone will love

Total time: 50 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
By Cookist
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Just when you think pizza can’t get any better, we introduce to you the Pizza Crescent Ring. Once you have a taste of this, pizza nights will never be the same again. A pizza crescent ring is like a Stromboli or turnover made with pizza dough (or crescent dough) and fillings.

It’s an easy appetizer recipe to serve for a party, but you can just as easily whip this up for a light weekend dinner dish. Crunchy on the outside, with a delicious flavorful filling inside. The filling is easy to customize the flavor as you want, so get creative and use your friends or family’s favorite pizza toppings!

Another great thing about this dish is that it looks pretty good on the table, so next time if you’re having friends over to watch the game, why not make the Pizza Crescent Ring?

Pizza Crescent Ring Variations

Try any of the following delicious combinations:

  • Ham and Pineapple
  • Sausage, Mushrooms and Green Peppers
  • Ham, Sausage, and Pepperoni
  • Feta Cheese with Sundried Tomatoes
  • Chicken and Basil Pesto
  • BBQ Chicken and Pineapple
  • Roasted pear or apple, goat cheese, caramelized onions, balsamic drizzle.
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Tips

Make it healthier and add a bit of nutrition by including more veggies in your pizza ring. Try fresh sliced mushrooms, chopped green bell peppers, chili, corn, zucchini, sundried tomatoes, or chopped onions.

When spooning the filling mixture around the ring, make sure to leave some dough exposed in the center so you can seal it later. You will wrap the pointed ends of the dough triangles around the filling and pinch to seal.

To make it easier to keep a ring form, you can use a small bowl as a guide and place it upside down in the middle.

Assemble the pizza ring on a cookie sheet or pizza stone, this will make it easier to take out of the oven after cooking.

To make your own pizza dipping sauce: Cook together: 1 can chopped tomato, 1 tbsp olive oil, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 2 tbsp tomato paste, 3 tbsp fresh basil, 2 tsp dried oregano (or 2 tbsp fresh oregano), salt, and pepper to taste. If the sauce is a bit too acidic to your taste, you can add a tsp of sugar.

Serve the Pizza Crescent Ring with your favorite dipping sauces, and a salad on the side.

How To Store Pizza Crescent Ring

Store leftover pizza crescent rings in the fridge (in an airtight container) for up to 5 days.

Reheat in the oven to retain crispiness.

Ingredients
Pizza dough
1 pound (550 g)
Tomato sauce
1/2 cup
Mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 cups
Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup
Olive oil

How To Make Pizza Crescent Ring

Preheat your oven to 375F/190C. Cover the pizza sheet with a piece of parchment.

Roll out pizza dough and cover it with tomato sauce.

Sprinkle mozzarella and parmesan on top.

Roll the dough into a log, then connect both sides together to make a ring.

Cut the ring 2/3 way to make about 20 inch (5 cm) pieces.

Twist each piece cut side up. Brush the ring with olive oil.

Bake for 30-35 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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