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Vegan Pizza Pockets

These quick and easy homemade vegan pizza pockets are so much better than anything you'd find in the frozen food section!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: vegan
Servings: 12 pizza pockets
Author: Sarah De la Cruz

Ingredients

  • 1 package frozen puff pastry thawed in fridge overnight*
  • 1 jar pizza sauce
  • 1 package vegan cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons aquafaba liquid reserved from a can of beans

Optional fillings:

  • vegan pepperoni
  • vegan sausage
  • olives
  • veggies

Instructions

  • Allow puff pastry to thaw (you can move it from your freezer to refrigerator to allow it to thaw overnight).
  • Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • On a clean floured surface roll out one sheet of puff pastry slightly.
  • Cut the puff pastry into 12 rounds using a cookie cutter (optionally you can cut it into squares)
  • Place each round onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Top each piece of puff pastry with a small dollop of pizza sauce—about 1 - 2 teaspoons.
  • Top with cheese, and fillings. Add 1/2 teaspoon more of pizza sauce on top of the fillings.
  • Repeat steps 3 and 4 with the second sheet of puff pastry.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush the edges of the puff pastry rounds that have the filling on them with a bit of aquafaba, one at a time.
  • Carefully stretch each piece of reserved puff pastry a tiny bit and place on top of the topped/filled pieces on the tray.
  • Crimp the edges, either using the tool shown in the video or with a fork. Be sure to go all the way around to prevent the filling from oozing out.Top each one with a new round of puff pastry. Crimp the edges closed using a fork.
  • Repeat with all 12 pizza pockets.
  • Make a small slit in the top of each pizza pocket with a sharp knife to allow the steam to escape during baking.
  • Brush the tops of all pizza pockets with more aquafaba.
  • Bake in a 400° oven for 20 - 25 minutes (probably closer to 25 minutes, but check early just in case!), or until the tops are golden brown and crisp.
  • Allow to cool and serve!

Notes

*Many are accidentally vegan—read labels! I like Aussie Bakery Puff Pastry found at Whole Foods and other natural food stores. Pepperidge Farm brand is also accidentally vegan.
The little pie crimper gadget used in the video can be purchased here!
For more photos on how to assemble, please refer to my Pastelitos de Guyaba post.