Honey Whole-Wheat Pizza Crust

Making your own pizza crust is very easy. These crusts freeze well, so you can make crusts ahead of time and freeze them for when you crave a homemade pizza.

Serves: 24Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (2 1⁄4 tsp.) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 6 Tbsp. butter, divided
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp. cornmeal

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine yeast and 1⁄2 cup warm water and set aside. Grease three baking sheets or pizza pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a heavy saucepan, combine remaining 1 1⁄2 cups water, honey, and 3 tablespoons butter; heat until butter melts. Let cool to lukewarm. Add to yeast mixture along with whole-wheat flour; beat for 1 minute. Gradually add enough all-purpose flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.
  • Place dough in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise for 1 hour. Punch down dough and divide into thirds. Let rise while you with remaining butter and dust with cornmeal. Sprinkle more cornmeal on work surface and roll out dough to 12- or 14-inch rounds. Place on prepared cookie sheets; cover and let rise for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake pizza crusts for 10 minutes, or until set and very light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets to wire racks. Let cool completely.
  • Use the partially baked crusts in any pizza recipe. To freeze, wrap and freeze crusts up to 3 months.