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Cheesy Pepperoni Bites

Author: Sue Gray

Cheesy Pepperoni Bites Recipe Cheesy Pepperoni Bites Recipe

Make 'em big or make 'em small, these are zesty, tasty biscuits. The tiny ones are great as appetizers. Serve the bigger ones with soup or stew to make the meal memorable.

At a glance

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Yield
24 appetizer-size biscuits

Ingredients

Choose your measure:

  • 1 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Vermont cheese powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Pizza Dough Flavor, optional
  • 1 teaspoon pizza seasoning (+ 1/2 teaspoon to sprinkle atop the biscuits)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut in pats
  • 1/2 cup pepperoni, diced (low-fat turkey pepperoni is fine)
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced scallions, optional
  • 3/4 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly grease a bite-sized tart pan; a mini muffin pan, or a baking sheet. If using the pop-up tart pan, have an ungreased baking sheet available to use as a base.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, cheese powder, baking powder, salt, Pizza Dough Flavor, and pizza seasoning.
  3. Add the butter, working it in until the mixture is crumbly.
  4. Add the pepperoni, shredded cheese, and scallions, mixing to distribute.
  5. Add the milk, mixing just until everything is evenly moistened.
  6. Scoop the dough by the level tablespoonful into the pop-up pan, or mini-muffin pan. Place the pop-up pan onto a baking sheet to catch any drips. For bigger bites, dollop the dough by heaping tablespoon scoops onto the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Sprinkle the biscuits with 1/2 teaspoon pizza seasoning, or your favorite dried herbs.
  8. Bake the biscuits till they're a medium to deep golden brown, 10 to 14 minutes.
  9. Remove the biscuits from the oven, and cool briefly on a rack. Use a table knife to pop the bottom of the pan off the biscuits. Serve warm.
  10. Yield: 16 larger biscuits or 24 smaller appetizer-size biscuits.