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Garlic Fingers with Donair Sauce

These Garlic Fingers served with Donair Sauce is a classic Canadian dish from the Halifax region of Nova Scotia. Super easy to make!

garlic fingers donair sauce

The Garlic Fingers with Donair Sauce is a popular appetizer on the East Coast of Canada. I previously published a recipe for Canadian Donair Kebabs but now sharing this fun Canadian Recipe with you.

melted garlic butter on pizza dough

So what exactly is this Canadian dish? The Garlic fingers basically consist of pizza dough topped with melted garlic butter and cheese. They are baked until the cheese is completely melted and golden brown.

pizza dough with cheese

The Donair sauce – which was created in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – is a garlic-flavored dipping sauce made with Sweetened Condensed Milk and vinegar.

pizza fresh out of the oven

When it comes to the pizza dough you have many options. It doesn’t matter too much what you use. I like to keep it simple and use the refrigerated variety from a tube (I use Pillsbury).

garlic fingers donair sauce

If you don’t have any garlic butter on hand you can make your own by melting some butter and adding some minced garlic. For this recipe, I would recommend using about 1/4 cup of butter and 3-4 garlic cloves (or to taste).

garlic fingers donair sauce

You will need the following ingredients to make this Garlic Fingers with Donair Sauce recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Sweetened Condensed Milk, White Vinegar, Garlic Powder, Refrigerated Pizza Dough, Garlic Butter and Mozzarella Cheese.

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk, vinegar and garlic powder. Set aside.
  3. Lightly dust a pizza stone (or pan) with cornmeal. Turn out the pizza dough onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough into a circle or rectangle depending on the type of dough you are using.
  4. Transfer the dough to the pizza stone. Brush the dough evenly with garlic butter. Sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Bake until the cheese and crust are golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  6. Once cooked, cut the pizza in half, then rotate 90 degrees and cut it into 2-inch strips. Serve with the donair sauce.
garlic fingers donair sauce

Garlic Fingers with Donair Sauce

These Garlic Fingers served with Donair Sauce is a classic Canadian dish from the Halifax region of Nova Scotia. Super easy to make!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 4
Calories 626 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Pizza Stone (or pizza pan)

Ingredients
 

Donair Sauce

  • Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • ¼ Cup White Vinegar
  • ½ Tsp Garlic Powder

Garlic Fingers

  • 1 Refrigerated Pizza Dough
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic & Herb Butter, melted
  • 2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese, shredded

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk, vinegar and garlic powder. Set aside.
  • Lightly dust a pizza stone (or pan) with cornmeal. Turn out the pizza dough onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough into a circle or rectangle depending on the type of dough you are using.
  • Transfer the dough to the pizza stone. Brush the dough evenly with garlic butter. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake until the cheese and crust are golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Once cooked, cut the pizza in half, then rotate 90 degrees and cut into 2-inch strips. Serve with the donair sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 626kcalCarbohydrates: 76gProtein: 24gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 1168mgPotassium: 238mgFiber: 2gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 690IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 431mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Bernice says:

    I love this recipe. The donair sauce is just perfect to serve with these garlic fingers. A great dish to bring to pot lucks.

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