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Mini Deep Dish pizza and mini fruit pies on the #KamadoJoe. With massive QVIEW QVIEW

post #1 of 7
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Mini Deep dish pizza and fruit pies on the Big Joe, with the Joe Junior doing some support work .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
This is a painless low-prep gameday appetizer, with enough heft to keep the tummy grumbles away until the game ends.
No preparation of the dough is required in advance, if you purchase filo dough from the grocery store (usually found in the frozen section). This dough has a paper-thin flaky texture which is nice.

Deep dish pizza using a mini muffin pan as a form will produce 12 at once. Also Cherry, Apple and Blueberry (red, white and blue) pies fixed in a similar fashion.
Mini muffin pans are coated with butter, and pre-made filo dough is pressed into the pan. A simple pizza sauce was prepared using:
1 eight ounce can of tomato sauce
1 six ounce can of tomato paste
2 tsp of pizza seasonings
1/2 tsp cayenne powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 cup mushrooms, cut into quarter inch cubes.
1/4 cup brown sugar.

Mix the ingredients in a cast iron pot, place it in your Kamado (Junior in my case) running at 275. The advantage to the cast iron and low temperature is the ability to simmer without stirring, or burning.
Once the sauce is ready, spoon in the sauce about 3/8 inch deep into the cup you have formed with the filo dough in the muffin pan.
Cut pepperoni into little quarter inch pieces, and sprinkle liberally over the surface of the sauce in the cups.
Sprinkle cheese over the top, and apply a black olive slice.
Bake at 350 over indirect heat, with an additional ceramic plate under the muffin pan until the dough and the toppings turn golden.

The fruit pies use the same preparation of the filo dough, then pie filling is spooned in to the shell.
Bake at 350 until the dough turns golden brown.

The butter in the tin helps brown the filo dough, and makes the pan easily release the mini-deep dish and the fruit pies.
This dish presents really well as a finger food for gatherings, and doesn't result in dead pizza bones left all over the place.  All of the pies are single serving size, and gives you the opportunity to have a good variety of flavors available for your guests
post #2 of 7

:drool:

WOW I could live off of them!

:points:

Happy smoken.

David

post #3 of 7

I bet the party was a hit, I am going to try these, I think the grandkids will go nuts, they love their pizza, and dessert, Bonz

post #4 of 7
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They were a hit, and no mess was left afterwards (a huge bonus). 

post #5 of 7

AT, those look excellent ! :points:

post #6 of 7

Sorry I'm late but those sure looks great - nice job

 

A full smoker is a happy smoker

 

DS

post #7 of 7
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Thanks all!  They were pretty easy to make (once I had a plan), and worked well for the Superbowl party.

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