Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

Ingredients:

  • 2 cloves      garlic, thinly sliced
  • 4 Tbsp      butter
  • 2 lbs pizza      dough
  • 6 oz      mozzarella cheese
  • 48 slices of      Turkey pepperoni (from 1 package)
  • 2-3 cups      marinara sauce, warmed, for serving

Preparation:

  1. Heat garlic      and butter over medium heat just until the garlic begins to brown. Remove      from heat and let sit.
  2. Lightly      brush the inside of a bundt pan (or other oven-safe dish) with garlic      butter.
  3. Pull off      large marble-sized balls of dough and flatten (~2/3 of an ounce, a kitchen      scale makes this very easy). Top with a slice of pepperoni and a cube of      mozzarella.
  4. Wrap the      dough around the pepperoni and cheese, pinching well to seal.
  5. Very lightly      brush the pizza ball with garlic butter and place into the bundt pan (I      dabbed the pizza balls on a butter-dipped silicon brush to keep butter use      low – there will be 1+ Tbsp leftover – and my hands butter free. Buttery      hands make it hard to get the pizza balls to seal).
  6. Repeat until      all of the dough is used.
  7. Cover and      let sit for 30 minutes, while preheating the oven to 400.
  8. Bake for ~35      minutes, until the top is very brown.
  9. Remove from      the oven and let sit for 10 minutes.
  10. Turn out      onto a platter and serve with warmed marinara sauce for dipping.
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