This Pull Apart Pizza Braid is the perfect party appetizer: delicious, perfect for dipping and with epic cheese pulls! This snack is ready in about 30 minutes with only 5 ingredients using refrigerated pizza dough. It's a hit with both adults and kids alike. Plus video tutorial!
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Keyword: braid, bread, pizza
3packagesrefrigerated pizza dough
1cupmarinara sauceor pizza sauce
marinara sauceoptional for dipping
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Set aside a large baking sheet.
Place a large piece of parchment paper on a work surface.
Open a can of refrigerated pizza dough and place onto parchment. Invert a 10-inch round cake pan or plate and press down lightly to make a circular outline.
Remove pan/plate and spread half of the marinara sauce evenly within the circle. Add half of shredded mozzarella and optional pepperoni slices.
Place another pizza dough on top and repeat the previous two steps.
Cover with the third pizza dough. Put the cake pan/plate on top and use a sharp knife to cut away excess dough from the edges.
Place a small 3-inch bowl upside down in the middle. Working from the bowl outward, cut the dough circle into 12 equal parts while leaving the center intact.
Grasp adjacent petals and gently twist 360 degrees twice in opposite directions using your fingertips.
Repeat the twisting for the remaining sections. Then carefully lift the parchment paper onto the baking sheet.
In a small bowl, beat eggs with water. Brush the pizza star evenly with it.
Bake in the middle of the preheated oven for 20 min or until brown and puffy.
Serve with optional dipping sauce and enjoy!
Keep in mind each refrigerated pizza dough has different baking instructions, so check the package and adjust the oven temperature or baking time as needed.