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Pizza Pop-Itz ~ 2 Flavors of my take on Debonairs Restaurant’s very popular Pop-Itz ! Perfect appetizers or snacks and great for the lunch box too

Pizza Pop-Itz ~ 2 Flavors of my take on Debonairs Restaurant's very popular Pop-Itz ! Perfect appetizers or snacks and great for the lunch box too #PopItz #SavorySnacks #Christmas #NewYear www.WithABlast.net

This is my take on our local Pizza restaurants’ little snacks (which costs way more than homemade by the way!). We decided to start making our own Pizza Pop-Itz at the end of last year and they were an instant hit.

I did actually blog about this particular recipe at the time, but unfortunately it was one of the posts which had mysteriously vanished from my blog – together with another 45 posts.

That was during my horrible few months I spent on WordPress the first time. I am sure it was something I did wrong as WordPress is actually the best platform for a blog !

Some of the recipes I lost, I eventually added to the blog again.

But as I did not have a complete record of all that went missing, like this one for the Pizza Pop-Itz, it took some time before I realized I needed to add them again.

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Fortunately I know this recipe by heart for one simple reason – I make these little savory Pop-Itz all the time. I did notice however, that the Pizza restaurant have a new flavor available.

Be sure of it, there will be some (homemade) on our table soon !

Pizza Pop-Itz ~ 2 Flavors of my take on Debonairs Restaurant's very popular Pop-Itz ! Perfect appetizers or snacks and great for the lunch box too #PopItz #SavorySnacks #Christmas #NewYear www.WithABlast.net

Serve these Pizza Pop-Itz as a savory snack, with or without more snacks on Game Day, or make some for the lunchbox (although I do prefer them warm). You can also serve these as an appetizer.

Pizza Pop-Itz
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Settling Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Pizza Pop-Itz ~ 2 Flavors of my take on Debonairs Restaurant's very popular Pop-Itz ! Perfect appetizers or snacks and great for the lunch box too
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Servings: 18 Servings
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 1 roll Frozen Shortcrust Pastry defrosted
  • 1 1/2 cups Cream Cheese plain, softened
  • 1 extra-large Egg
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 1/4 t Black Pepper
  • 1 t Oregano
  • 1/2 t Paprika plus extra to sprinkle
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese grated
Extra’s for the “Chutney and Cheese” flavored:
  • 1 1/2 TB Fruit Chutney
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar Cheese grated
Extra’s for the “Spring Onion and Ham” flavored:
  • 3 TB Spring Onions finely chopped
  • 3 TB Deli Ham chopped
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – spray 2 x 12 hole muffin pans with cooking oil

  2. Unroll the Shortcrust pastry and use a 5cm (2 inch) diameter cookie cutter to cut out 18 round pastry pieces – roll a little thinner and bigger – press into the muffin holes
  3. Combine the Cream Cheese, Egg, Salt, Pepper, Oregano, Paprika and both Cheeses – use an electric mixer on medium
  4. Divide the mixture into two bowls – add the ingredients for each flavor to each of the two bowls and mix to combine well
  5. Fill each pastry round 3/4 of the way (these will puff during baking and then settle again on cooling), half with the one flavor and the other half with the second flavor
  6. Sprinkle with extra Paprika and bake 20 – 25 minutes or until puffed and golden
  7. Remove from the oven – let cool and settle for 10 minutes – transfer to a cooling rack
Recipe Notes
  • You can also only make one flavor – choose your flavor and double up on the Extra’s ingredients

Best served warm.

LINDA

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Konita

Saturday 25th of April 2020

Oh my This was thee best!! I used homemade pizza dough, followed your recipe to the T, just baked it 16mins with great success.. thanks for sharing this awesome recipe hun?

Linda Nortje

Sunday 26th of April 2020

So glad you enjoyed the pizza pop-itz, Konita ! And thank you for reading With A Blast :-)

Unknown

Wednesday 15th of February 2017

can these be frozen before baking

Linda Nortje

Sunday 19th of February 2017

I honestly have never frozen the Pizza Pop-Itz as I never make large batches at a time and also I do not like to freeze the defrosted pastry again - Please let me know if you decide to freeze them and how the Pop-Itz turned out :)

Catherine

Friday 24th of April 2015

These sound like a wonderful idea, Linda! My family would love this. xo, Catherine

Amina Salajee

Tuesday 10th of February 2015

Hello Linda. Thank-you for sharing this wonderful recipe. It came out just like the take away ones. The popitz disappeared before even getting to the serving plate! Thanks again, you are a star.

Linda Nortje

Tuesday 10th of February 2015

Thank you for the awesome feedback, Amina ! We never order the Pizza Pop-Itz anymore, because it is way cheaper {and fresher!} to make at home :-)

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin

Sunday 16th of November 2014

These look so cute and yummy! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites today at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the Showcase so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/11/sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty_16.html Hope to see your prettiness again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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