Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pizza Crusts for the Freezer

We love homemade pizza! One thing I like to do is make a big batch of pizza crusts and then freeze them for use later on. If I don’t have any in the freezer on pizza night then I make up a batch of dough that will make 6 pizza crusts. My family eats 2 pizzas and the other 4 crusts go in the freezer.

Here is my pizza crust recipe: http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/wwpizzacrust.htm  I double the 3 crust recipe to get 6 pizza crusts.



To make them for the freezer.. make the dough and let it rise once, punch it down and divide into 6 balls of dough…
 


Roll them out on the pizza pan (my pan size is: 14 inch) that as been sprayed with non-stick spray…
 


Par bake (prebake) them for 6 minutes… let them cool.. I have 3 pizza pans and bake one at a time and then slide them off the pan and reuse the pans for the next ones.



When the crusts have completely cooled I wrap them in plastic wrap and put them in the freezer….
 



When I want to use the crusts I pull one out of the freezer, remove the plastic wrap and set it on a pizza pan. It defrosts pretty quickly (an hour or so).. when it has defrosted I put my toppings on and bake according to the recipe…



Having the crusts in the freezer makes dinner pretty simple!!

Here is my favorite pizza sauce recipe:

Pizza Sauce
3- 8oz cans tomato sauce
1- 6oz can tomato paste
1T Italian seasonings
1t minced garlic, heaping
1t salt
pinch or two of cane juice crystals (or sugar) - according to your own tastes

Heat this up on the stove on low until hot.


 
 
 

13 comments:

  1. This is such a good bit of advice. I'm going to do this. Thanks!

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  2. Home with the kids today because of snow, I might just try this! Sounds so easy and there is your convenient food! Thanks again for another great tip!

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  3. I've never baked the crusts and then frozen them, I've always just frozen the dough balls. This sounds like a much more convenient process.

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  4. Does the flour have to be whole wheat BREAD flour? I have Pillsbury Whole Wheat Flour on hand but not the bread...

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    1. Monica the your flour will work fine..

      Crystal :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing this recipe and how to freeze the crusts. It sounds pretty simple. I will have to give it a try. Enjoy your day and God bless.

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  6. Just like Donna (from Greg n Donna), I've frozen the dough, now I'm going to par bake then freeze. I love convenience!

    Thank you Crystal

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  7. This is brilliant!! Thank you for sharing, I am going to get some in my freezer today :o)

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  8. It was a BIG hit. We ate two and I froze one. I will make it again soon, eat two and freeze one... thanks again!

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    1. You're welcome Monica!! Thanks for sharing how it turned out! :) Crystal :)

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  9. Thank you for sharing this recipe along with the pictures and your instructions on how you make yours. I've also never made these but with all the extra flour I have on hand, and with all the pizza we make...this is the perfect item for me to make!

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    1. Same as the baking temps in the crust recipe.. 475

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