Pull-apart Tree Pizza


I had so much fun making these delicious homemade Pull-Apart Holiday Pizzas. They're perfect for holiday baking and sharing with loved ones!

Yield: serves 4-6


Things you'll need

Pizza Dough
  • 1 cup flour, plus more for rolling
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup very warm water (120° to 130°F)*
  • 3 tablespoons corn oil
  • 5 String cheese sticks
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon basil (sliced finely)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (chopped finely)
  • ¼ cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Marinara sauce, for dipping
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Pastry brush

Let's get started!

Prepare the dough

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F, line the baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, Fleischmann's® yeast, sugar and salt.
  3. Add the warm water and corn oil and mix together until well combined.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for about 3 minutes. The dough should form a ball and will be slightly sticky.
  5. Place the dough back in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let it rest for 10 minutes.

Pull-apart Tree Pizza

  1. Cut the mozzarella sticks into 1” pieces and set it aside.
  2. On a floured surface, form the dough into a soft ball and divide into two.
  3. Roll the dough into a long rectangle and cut into 2” squares. You will need 22 total.
  4. Take a piece of mozzarella cheese and wrap it with the cut dough. Form it into a ball and place it seam side down on the lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough and cheese pieces to form a tree shape.
  5. In a small bowl, beat together the egg and water to make an egg wash.
  6. Use the pastry brush to cover the dough with the egg wash.
  7. Bake until crust is golden brown, 18-20 minutes.
  8. In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, garlic powder and rosemary until well combined.
  9. While warm, brush the topping generously on top of the pizza balls.
  10. Sprinkle with parmesan, basil and parsley and red pepper flakes.
  11. Serve warm with marinara sauce.




Written By Rosanna Pansino

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