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How Could Valentine's Day Be Complete Without a Heart-Shaped Pizza?

Make this delicious heart-shaped pizza yourself or order it from Heights Pizza and have a Valentine's Day Pizza Party!

If you do not know what to make on Valentine's Day and do not want to dine out...this heart shaped pizza is the perfect way to show someone you love them on Valentine's Day. 

It is also very cute for a V-day pizza party and what better way to celebrate Valentine's Day with the kids than with this heart-shaped pizza? It will make them feel even more extra special. I recently had the opportunity to watch this pizza being made by Tony and Frank from Heights Pizza in Darien and I thought I would share this easy and delicous recipe.  

Should you choose to make it yourself for Valentine's Day or any other day, here is the recipe:

Ready made dough makes this recipe come together in no time. I prefer the dough at Trader Joe's. You can go the more healthier route too and get whole wheat dough.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf of ready made bread dough
  • 1 cup pizza sauce (prepared or your own homemade)
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 18-20 slices of pepperoni

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • If using a pizza stone or cast iron pizza pan, sprinkle with cornmeal. If using a cookie sheet or metal pizza pan, grease with olive oil, then sprinkle with cornmeal.

  • Remove dough from refrigerator and stretch or roll out to a thickness of 1/2-inch. Shape into a heart. You can use a cutter to create this shape. Prick several places with a fork.

  • Bake in preheated oven 10 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and top with pizza sauce, leaving a 1-inch border all the way around.

  • Sprinkle cheese over sauce.

  • Outline with pepperoni in a heart shape.

  • Bake another 10-20 minutes until pizza is golden and bubbly.
  • Check out my step-by-step photos.

    If you wanted to order a heart pie from Heights Pizza. The cost for the pie is about $13.00 and I took my heart-shaped pie to sample that day and my family and I thought it was beyond yummy! And so much fun to eat.

    Eat, laugh and be happy! Happy V-Day!

    Darien resident Janine Vairo is the founder of PartyStyle Box. She can be reached at partystylebox@gmail.com and at www.partystylebox.com.

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    Lisa V February 13, 2013 at 03:28 AM
    Now I know what I'll be making on Vday,thanks! some wine with this as well! So cute!
    Luke February 13, 2013 at 07:38 PM
    My kids will love this! Great idea.
    Leslie Yager February 14, 2013 at 12:39 AM
    Nice Pizza Janine. You've outdone yourself! I would buy that pizza as opposed to making it, but if you're selling, I'm buying!
    LShap February 17, 2013 at 06:26 AM
    What a great idea Janine!!! You are always so creative! I think it's fabulous! Keep 'em coming!
    Glen K Dunbar February 17, 2013 at 02:03 PM
    I will have to try Heights Pizza. Anything to get a break from this town. People are nice to me in Darien and Wilton. As for the Pizza itself. I LOVE a good pizza As for the Valentine heart and Valentine Day. My Valentine was a bust I am still miserable, lonely, emotionally ill and nobody will throw me a life line Typical of the way I am treated here Always a follower never a leader. I am always a Leporello and never a Don Giovanni. Always a victim...never a victor. Glen

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