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Cooking On The Couch: Cooking With Cupcake Tins

The Couch Recipes

NEW YORK (WLNY) – Hollis Wilder is the three-time winner of Food Network’s top ranked series Cupcake Wars. She visited The Couch to show us recipes from her new cookbook, Savory Bites.

Hollis takes the traditional sweet cupcake in a new direction, with fresh flavors and a new savory look. The trusty cupcake pan works just as well for satisfying mini meals as it does for decadent sweets.

Below, find her recipe for personal pan pizzas:

These personal pan pizzas can be eaten with a fork and knife or, right out of the palm of your hand. Look to your refrigerator, freezer and pantry for your favorite family flavors and let the party begin.

OVEN 350
PREP TIME 20 minutes
BAKING TIME 13 to 15 minutes
YIELD 12 pizzas per pan

Nonstick cooking spray, for the pan
1 8oz.package 6 inch whole wheat pita breads
1 32 oz. jar tomato sauce
1 8oz. bag grated cheese, such as, mozzarella, Parmesan, or Gouda
1 4.5oz bag Turkey Pepperoni
1 8oz package boneless Ham steak, cubed
1 8.5 oz jar sun-dried tomatoes
1 8.5 oz jar roasted peppers
1 5oz package pre-cooked sausage
1 8oz package Turkey bacon (cooked crispy)
1 Rotisserie chicken
1 4.5 oz tube of herbs such as basil, garlic, parsley, Italian blend

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS
Black olives, sliced
Sauteed onions
Capers, drained
Basil leaves
Goat Cheese
Pineapple
Grilled vegetables
Spinach
Tomatoes, sliced
Roasted Garlic
Mushrooms
Artichokes
Barbecue sauce
Meatballs
Anchovies

ASSEMBLE AND BAKE THE PIZZAS
Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a 12-well classic cupcake pan with nonstick cooking spray. Put all of your pizza party toppings into small bowls for easy assembly.
Slice the pita breads in half so that you have 2 circles. Spread the pita bread with a thin layer of herbs from the tube or tomato sauce. Place one pita round into each well of the prepared pan. The pita will poke up over the lip of the pan. Layer in the desired flavors to create your very own personal pan pizza. Bake until golden brown and bubbling 13-15 minutes. No need to let these cool in the pan, use your fingers to pull the pizzas out of the pan. Serve the pizzas hot on a platter alongside your favorite chopped salad. Store the cooked pizzas in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat at 350. Make up to one day ahead by assembling the pizzas in the pan and when it’s dinner time you will be ready to pop these in the oven.