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  • 2 cn Plum tomatoes; drained (28-ounce)
  • 2 lg Garlic cloves; pressed
  • 2 tb Chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 ts Dried oregano; crumbled
  • 1 ts Dried basil; crumbled
  • 3 ts Olive oil
  • Cornmeal
  • 1 lb Frozen bread dough; thawed (1 loaf)
  • 1 lb Shredded mozzarella; (about 4 cups)
  • 7 oz Thinly sliced pepperoni
  • 1/2 c Grated Parmesan


Preheat oven to 425F. Coarsely chop tomatoes. Place in strainer and drain well. Combine tomatoes with garlic, parsley, oregano and basil in bowl. Brush 12-inch-diameter deep-dish pizza pan with 1 teaspoon oil. Sprinkle pan with cornmeal. Roll bread dough out to 13-inch round on lightly floured surface. Transfer dough to pan, extending 1 inch up pan sides. Spread dough with 1 cup tomato mixture. Sprinkle half of mozzarella over. Top with half of pepperoni and remaining tomato mixture. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Distribute remaining pepperoni atop mozzarella. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Drizzle with remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil. Bake until cheese bubbles and begins to brown and crust is golden brown, about 40 minutes.
Serves 8.
Bon Appetit November 1991
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