How to Make an Uproot Pie at Home 

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How do I make an Uproot Pie at home?

  1. Remove your dough from the refrigerator 30-60 minutes before baking. Once your dough has come to room temperature, dust the top with flour and gently press your fingertips into the dough a few times to create dimples and release air bubbles.

  2. Pick up the dough and begin to gently pinch the outer edges, moving dough in a circular motion. Let gravity pull the dough as you create the crust with your pinching/circular motion.  Continue until the dough fits over both fists.  Next, you have a couple of options:

  3. You can try your hand at tossing. Go ahead, just toss while twisting your wrists and hope for the best. But here's what I do: Keep stretching by passing the dough from one hand to the next while rotating the dough around until the desired size is reached. 

  4. Choose your baking method: 


Pizza Stone:

  • Preheat your pizza stone at 500 degrees 30 minutes before baking. 

  • Dust a peel or the back of a sheet pan covered with parchment paper (for easy release) with cornmeal.

  • Place the dough on the peel (or sheet pan).  Top the pizza with desire ingredients.*

  • Slide the pizza into the oven onto the stone and bake until cheese is bubbly and crust is as you like it. 


Cast Iron:

  • Warm your cast iron on the stovetop. 

  •  Stretch out your dough.  Sprinkle the cast iron with cornmeal. Lay the dough into the cast iron.

  •  Let the underside of dough begin to take on color.   Then top with desiredingredients. * 

  •  Keep checking the bottom of your pizza.  Once golden brown, place the cast iron into the oven under the broiler.  Check frequently.  Remove once the crust is to your liking and the cheese is bubbling. 

Sheet Pan:

  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees 30 minutes before baking. 

  • Dust a sheet pan with cornmeal and a drizzle of olive oil

  • Stretch the dough and top with desired ingredients.*

  • Bake to desired done-ness.


*  At The Uproot, we think less-is-more when it comes to toppings to maintain a good balance and crust texture.  In our pizza kits, we have supplied you with the amount we would use on a pizza.  But always feel free to make them as you like! Be creative and have fun.  




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