This dish looks so impressive and looks so difficult to make but it's actually super easy! I did semi cheat though (didn't make my own dough and used already made muhamamra) BUTT the idea is that the technique is what looks impressive and that part is not difficult at all. You can make your own dough or use store bought, it's up to you. You can also spread anything you want inside, it doesn't have to be Muhammara obviously. I've made it with olive oil and zaatar, a variety of cheese, and also pizza sauce and mozzarella. You can get as creative as you want!
For the Muhammara, you can make some and keep it stored in the fridge to use as a dip, spread on sandwiches or as a sauce. That's what made this so simple, I had some already made and ready to go. I posted the recipe for the Muhammara here.
Since it only takes 10 minutes in the oven, I assembled it at home and wrapped it. Once I got to my guests house I popped it in the oven for 10 minutes and it was fresh, warm and yummy!