Beer Cheese Stuffed Pretzels

Enjoy these cheese-stuffed pretzels made with refrigerated classic pizza crust, stout beer and egg — ready in just 30 minutes.

Yield

4 pretzels

Ingredients

1 (13.8 ounce) can refrigerated classic pizza crust (e.g. Pillsbury®)
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
1 egg
1 (12 ounce) bottle stout beer
1/4 cup baking soda
1 teaspoon coarse (kosher or sea) salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C). Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.

Unroll dough onto lightly floured work surface. Roll dough into 12 x 14-inch rectangle. Using pizza cutter, cut dough lengthwise into 4 strips.

Along long edge of each dough strip, spread 2 tablespoons of the cheese. Stretch dough over filling; brush edges with water, and pinch to seal. Pick up ends and gently stretch each dough rope to 24 inches long.

To make pretzel shape, form each rope into U shape. Twist ends twice. Press down dough where dough overlaps in an "X." Pick ends up and fold over so they rest over bottom of U shape. Tuck one end under dough at bottom of U shape; other end lies over dough at bottom of U shape.

In small bowl, beat egg and 1 tablespoon beer with whisk until blended, set aside.

In large microwavable bowl, microwave remaining beer uncovered on HIGH 1 minute 30 seconds or until hot. Slowly add baking soda; stir until dissolved. Dip each pretzel,1 at a time, into beer and soda mixture. Remove with large pancake turner or slotted spoon; place on rack. Let stand at room temperature 5 minutes.

Brush pretzels with egg mixture, and sprinkle with coarse salt. Carefully transfer to baking sheet. Bake for 11 to 15 minutes or until tops of pretzels are dark golden brown.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes

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