Easy Homemade Khachapuri Recipe

If you haven't made this delightful appetizer, it's about time you start. Khachapuri, (pronounced kaw-cha-pour-EE) is filled with cheese, butter and a glorious egg yolk — making it just about as delicious as possible. To eat it, you just grab a bit of the dough and dip into the molten cheese. There is no way not to love it!

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Things You'll Need

  • 1 (1 lb) ball of pizza dough

  • 1 (15 oz) container of ricotta cheese

  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella or feta cheese (or a combo of the two)

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

  • 4 large egg yolks

  • 4 pats of butter (about 1/2 a tablespoon each)

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Step 1: Cut the Dough

Add pizza stone or large baking sheet to the oven. Preheat to 450°F.

On a lightly floured surface, cut the dough into 4 equal sized pieces (alternately, you can make two larger portions of cheese bread rather than 4 smaller portions). One at a time, roll the dough balls into long, thin ovals.

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Step 2: Make the Filling

Stir together the ricotta, mozzarella (or feta), whole egg, salt and pepper.

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Step 3: Fill

Add the dough ovals to a sheet of parchment paper, then add the filling to the center of each dough oval. Form into boats around the filling, twisting and pinching the edges.

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Step 4: Bake

Transfer the boats (along with the parchment paper) to a preheated pizza stone or baking sheet. Bake at 450°F for ten minutes or until the dough just starts to brown.

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Step 5: Butter + Yolk

Brush the edges with melted butter. Add a yolk and a pat of butter to the center of each boat.

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Step 6: Bake

Bake again for two minutes.

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Step 7: Serve

Use the crust to dip into the cheese and eat. Enjoy!

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