Sunday, March 1, 2009

Time for Deep Dish Pizza

Time is the theme of my three blogs today.

Last night I tried my hand at making a deep dish pizza. I asked R if it was any good and he replied, "I'm eating it, ain't I?" Sorry ladies....he's all mine!!!I used the Pillsbury pizza crust that is in a tube (like crescent rolls). The recipe called for a deep dish pizza pan of which I do not own so I used a spring form cake pan. I used cooking spray on the pan and pushed the dough around to fill the pan bottom and up the sides of the pan.The recipe called for a 500 degree oven and to turn it down to 425 when you put the pizza in the oven.

Here are the ingredients I used.

2 C mozzarella cheese
1/2 a green pepper chopped
1 tomato chopped (discard seeds and soft parts of the tomato)
1 can sliced mushrooms
1/2 C sliced green olives
1 medium size onion sliced thinly
1 C diced ham
1/4 C pizza sauce ( I think you could use spag sauce)

This is how I layered it.

Pizza sauce
1 C mozzarella cheese
mixture of the green pepper, onion, sliced olives, diced ham, and tomato
1/2 C mozzarella cheese
sliced mushrooms
remaining cheese

Baked for 25 minutes at 425 degrees according to the recipe.

It was great......He ate it.....didn't he??

What would I do differently? I would bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes. The crust was done but the cheese could have melted a little more. I just needed more time and less temperature.

I also would chop everything an hour before assembling the pizza and let it all sit on a piece of paper towel so that there was time for some of the moisture to be removed.

The spring form pan worked great. After the pizza rested for 5 minutes, I unlatched the outer ring and lifted it off.

Viola.....deep dish pizza.

He ate two large pieces.

1 comment:

JoAnn said...

I never thought to use a springform pan for a deep dish pizza. I'm going to try this tonight.

Love the comment your husband made. My husband tells me that his going back for seconds is his way of saying it's good so he shouldn't have to get "all mushy". I guess I'll take what I can get! :)