A family favorite, that is rich, cheesy, creamy and oh so good! The crust may also be prepared in advance and refrigerated overnight. Prepare just as a cheese pizza, or top with your favorite pizza topping before adding the mozzarella.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 (.25 ounce) envelope active dry yeast
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 pint heavy cream
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
In a bowl, mix the water, oil, and yeast. Stir in the flour. Roll into a ball, and transfer to a well-oiled bowl. Allow to rise 1 hour in a warm location, or until doubled in size.
Thoroughly grease a deep dish pizza pan. Punch down dough, and transfer to the pan. Cover dough with a cloth, and allow crust to rise 25 minutes, until puffy.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
In a saucepan over low heat, mix the cream, butter, and cream cheese, stirring constantly, until melted and well-blended. Mix in Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Continue to cook and stir 15 minutes, or until Parmesan is lightly browned. Spread over the pizza crust. Top with mozzarella cheese.
Bake 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until crust is lightly browned.