Grandma Pie

Grandma Pie
Recipe Courtesy of Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern, Dallas, Texas
Recipe type: Pizza
Serves: 9 slices
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 24-ounce dough ball
  • 1 28-ounce can Italian plum tomatoes (San Marzano style)
  • 1 28-ounce can California plum tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch, dried oregano
  • 4 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 10-12 ounces mozzarella, shredded
  • Parmigiano Reggiano, grated, as needed
  1. Using a 16-inch x 16-inch x 1-inch Sicilian pizza pan, oil bottom and sides.
  2. Stretch dough into pan, try to reach sides.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and let proof in a warm area for 1-2 hours.
  4. Dough should begin spreading to corners.
  5. Preheat oven to 550 F.
  6. Combine tomatoes in a bowl.
  7. Crush each tomato individually, by hand.
  8. Add remaining ingredients (except for cheese) and mix to a chunky consistency.
  9. Pull dough to pan’s edges.
  10. Cover with cheeses.
  11. Using a big spoon, drop tomato sauce “dollops” across crust –– don’t cover entire crust with sauce.
  12. Bake pizza in oven’s middle rack for 5-7 minutes.
  13. Rotate pizza 180 degrees. Bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is bubbly and browned on top. Pizza bottom should be golden brown and crispy.