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Pull Apart Cheesy Garlic Christmas Tree

Ingredients:

– Ready-made pizza dough

– Marinara sauce (bought or homemade)

– Mozzarella sticks

– 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

– Egg wash

– 1/2 tablespoon of Calizo’s Taste of Tuscany Herbs OR Calizo’s Puttanesca Naturale

Preparation:

– Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

– Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

– Cut mozzarella sticks into 1” pieces and set aside.

– On a floured surface, divide pizza dough into two pieces. Stretch and roll each piece of dough into a long rectangle, then cut dough into 2” squares (about 33 needed).

– Wrap dough square around each piece of mozzarella, forming a tightly sealed ball. Place balls seam-side down on the baking sheet in the shape of a Christmas tree. (Dough balls should be touching).

– Brush egg wash on dough balls and bake until golden 15-20 minutes.

– Whisk together melted butter, olive oil, and Calizo’s Taste of Tuscany Herbs or Calizo’s Puttanesca Naturale, brush over warm, dough balls.

– Sprinkle with parmesan cheese

– Place on a festive dish or wooden board.

– Sprinkle chopped parsley.

– Serve warm with a side of marinara or an extra side of herb mixture for dipping.

Enjoy!

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