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Jay's Signature Pizza Crust

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe yields a crust that is soft and doughy on the inside and slightly crusty on the outside. Cover it with your favorite sauce and topping to make a delicious pizza."
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1 h 50 m servings 119
Original recipe yields 15 servings (1 giant pizza crust)


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  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and brown sugar in the water, and let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir the salt and oil into the yeast solution. Mix in 2 1/2 cups of the flour.
  3. Turn dough out onto a clean, well floured surface, and knead in more flour until the dough is no longer sticky. Place the dough into a well oiled bowl, and cover with a cloth. Let the dough rise until double; this should take about 1 hour. Punch down the dough, and form a tight ball. Allow the dough to relax for a minute before rolling out. Use for your favorite pizza recipe.
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). If you are baking the dough on a pizza stone, you may place your toppings on the dough, and bake immediately. If you are baking your pizza in a pan, lightly oil the pan, and let the dough rise for 15 or 20 minutes before topping and baking it.
  5. Bake pizza in preheated oven, until the cheese and crust are golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 119 calories; 2.1 21.6 3.1 0 157 Full nutrition

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Pretty darn good! If you aren't baking on a pizza stone, you should pre-bake it a little before putting on toppings or the middle will be under-done.

Most helpful critical review

Okay folks. I've got to go with MONSIEUR BOEUF on this one. This crust was just aweful. I don't understand all the great reviews either. It was tastless, didn't brown, and was so tough it wa...

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Pretty darn good! If you aren't baking on a pizza stone, you should pre-bake it a little before putting on toppings or the middle will be under-done.

Jay thank you so much for an EXCELLENT thick, pan type pizza crust, that was crisp on the outside and chewy/tender on the inside! The only personal perference additions I did were: I added Ital...

I had been looking for a pizza crust similar to Pizza Hut pan style and this is the closest and best so far! It definitly makes 2 crusts unless you have a huge pizza pan. And the trick to gett...

I made this dough in my bread machine and it came out perfectly. The crust is crunchy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. I did bake the crust about ten minutes before adding top...

My God, could there be a better pizza dough recipe out there thats as easy as this??? I have never made pizza dough from scratch before, and after the success of this pizza, I wont be buying an...

I tried this crust last night and was very pleasantly surprised. I kneaded it with the dough hook on my stand mixture and left the dough slightly sticky to acheive a more tender crust. I rose be...

This recipe is perfect.I made the full recipe but I seperated in half and made the 2nd off on the 2dn day. I used my pizza stone and prebaked the crust for about 10 mins. at 325. then I put the ...

My husband and I enjoyed this crust very much. I added a little garlic and onion powder to the mix and put it in the bread machine. I baked it on my pizza stone and it was perfect. It was cru...

I have been looking for a nice home made crust recipe after being disappointed by bobili, and pilsbury crusts. This recipe was very good and fairly easy to make. I added some fresh garlic to t...