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Pepperoni Bagel Bites

A fun and delicious appetizer recipe the whole family will enjoy!
Prep Time50 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Resting time for dough2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Bagel Bites, Mini Pepperoni Bagel Bites, Pepperoni, Pepperoni Bite
Servings: 24
Author: Deliciously Seasoned

Ingredients

  • 1⅓ cup warm water, 110°-112°
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cup bread flour
  • 6 ounce pepperoni slices, cut into ¼
  • 24 ounce spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil

Instructions

For The Bagels

  • In a large mixing bowl, add warm water, 1 tsp of brown sugar, and yeast. Let bloom for 10 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the brown sugar, salt, and 2 cups of flour. Stir to combine well.
  • Add the rest of the flour (½ cup at a time), making sure to stir well in between. Once the dough is no longer sticking to spatula/hook attachment, knead the dough by hand until the dough becomes smooth and has good stretch. Form dough into a ball.
  • Grease a clean large mixing bowl with vegetable oil and place the dough ball into the bowl.
  • Set aside and let rise until the dough has doubled in size (1-2 hours).
  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Prepare a baking sheet by placing a piece of parchment paper and spraying it will a non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large pot, boil 6 cups of water.
  • Transfer the dough to a well-floured surface. Slightly press the dough out and cut into 2x2 pieces.
  • Form each dough piece into a ball. Using a clean finger, poke a hole into the middle of each dough ball.
  • Using your hands, shape dough into a bagel shape and place them on a plate. Set aside.
  • Once all of the dough balls are formed into bagel shapes, drop about 6 bagels at a time into the boiling water and boil on each side for 30 seconds.
  • Place boiled bagels on a drying rack to drain any excess water. Once all of the bagels have been boiled and drained, place bagels on prepared baking sheet and place in oven.
  • Cook for 20-22 minutes or until the tops of bagels are lightly brown.
  • Remove bagels from baking sheet and place on a cooling rack. Let bagels cool for 5-10 minutes.

Assembling The Bagels

  • In a medium sauce pan, heat spaghetti sauce over medium heat until sauce comes to a boil. remove from heat.
  • Once bagels have cooled to the touch, slice bagels in half and place on a baking sheet.
  • Place a spoonful of spaghetti sauce on each bagel, then top it with shredded mozzarella cheese and pepperoni quarters as desired.
  • Place back in oven and bake until cheese has melted and pepperonis have cooked a bit.