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Mini Heart-Shaped Puff Pastry Pizzas

Created by: Nicole Leggio, Cooking for Keeps

These mini pizzas pack in a double whammy – not only are they miniature, but they are heart-shaped, which means they’re infinitely more adorable than your average pie. I also love that these are a perfect way to include the kiddos in your Valentine’s Day festivities.

While you caramelize the onions and grate the cheese, the kids can use heart-shaped cookie cutters to make the individual pies. Put everything together and you’re ready for Valentine’s Day snacking!

Ingredients:
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2½ tsp. sugar, divided
  • ½ tsp. salt, divided
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 4 oz. tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ tsp. oregano
  • 1½ cups shredded fontina cheese
  • ½ cup roasted red peppers, chopped
  • Parmesan cheese for garnish
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add butter to a medium non-stick skillet. Turn the heat to medium and add onions, ½ teaspoon sugar and salt. Toss onions to coat in butter, sugar and salt and let caramelize, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt.
  3. While the onions cook, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out pizzas from the puff pastry sheet. Use the excess dough to make more pizzas by forming it back into a ball and rolling it out with a rolling pin (you may need to use a little bit of flour to keep the dough from sticking). You should end up with 8 pizzas.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining sugar, salt, tomato paste, water and oregano. If you like your sauce on the thinner side, add more water. Season to taste with salt.
  5. Use a spoon to spread pizza sauce on the pizzas. Evenly divide cheese between them and sprinkle with onions and roasted red peppers.
  6. Bake until pastry is puffed and cheese is golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.

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