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Pizza Hut Sauce???
« on: September 01, 2015, 10:54:16 PM »
Does anyone have a recipe for a clone Pizza Hut sauce?

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Re: Pizza Hut Sauce???
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2015, 06:25:32 AM »
Mike,

You might check out this thread:

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=4452.msg37133#msg37133

There have been many PH pizza sauces over the years. Is there a particular one that interests you?

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Re: Pizza Hut Sauce???
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2015, 02:36:07 PM »
Thanks Peter,

The thread gave me some great info and I look forward to trying the recipe for myself and tasting it. Will post results.

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Re: Pizza Hut Sauce???
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2015, 02:46:34 PM »
Mike,

You might also get some ideas by looking at these old PH ingredients lists that include pizza sauces:

http://www.espanol.pizzahut.com/menu/nutritioninfo/documents/ph_ingredients.pdf (2004)

http://www.pizzahut.com/Files/PDF/ph_ingredients.pdf (2006)

http://www.pizzahut.com/Files/PDF/PIZZA%20HUT%20INGREDIENT%20STATEMENTS%20September%202008.pdf (2008)

As you can see, the basic PH pizza sauce was the same in all of the above documents: Tomato paste, water, salt, spices, garlic powder, and citric acid. However, today I went to the PH website to see if there was any information on their pizza sauces. What I discovered when I used their Nutrition Calculator at https://order.pizzahut.com/nutrition-calculator is that the only basic red pizza sauce is a Classic Marinara Pizza Sauce. The ingredients were given and, for that sauce, they are TOMATO PASTE, WATER, SALT, SPICES, GARLIC POWDER, TOMATO FIBER, AND CITRIC ACID. That is a slight variation of the pizza sauce discussed above. With a little more searching, I found a second pizza sauce called Premium Crushed Tomato Pizza Sauce with these ingredients: TOMATO PUREE (TOMATO PASTE, WATER), TOMATOES, SALT, SUGAR, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, SPICES, GARLIC POWDER, ONION POWDER, AND CITRIC ACID.)

It looks like PH is trying to step up its game and revitalize its products.

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Re: Pizza Hut Sauce???
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2015, 03:46:17 PM »
Mike,

This PH clone sauce recipe looks like a good starting point for the herbs since the PH basic pizza sauce was used for several different PH pizzas until PH made changes to its basic pizza sauce: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=910605. I don't know if PH adds citric acid to its sauce. It might be in the tomato paste used to make the sauce.

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Re: Pizza Hut Sauce???
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2015, 06:41:17 PM »
I just made my 1st batch of sauce and thought I would share my recipe. I know everyone's taste is different, but this taste good to me.

1 - 6 ounce can Hunt's Tomato Paste
3/4 - cup Water
1/4 - teaspoon Oregano
1/4 - teaspoon Basil
1/4 - teaspoon Majoram
1/4 - teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 1/2 - teaspoons Sugar

It had a very pleasant aroma, sweet taste, and very little after taste.

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Re: Pizza Hut Sauce???
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2016, 02:33:46 PM »
Mike,

This PH clone sauce recipe looks like a good starting point for the herbs since the PH basic pizza sauce was used for several different PH pizzas until PH made changes to its basic pizza sauce: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=910605. I don't know if PH adds citric acid to its sauce. It might be in the tomato paste used to make the sauce.

Peter

Regarding the recipe at that link, which is:

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1 (8 Ounce) can tomato paste
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp oregano, ground
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp marjoram, dried
1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup of water? That's a mistake, right? 4 oz. of water for 8 oz. of tomato paste is a 0.5:1 mix ratio, which is still very much a paste rather than a sauce. 1:1 is pretty standard for making sauce from paste, so I'm guessing that's supposed to be 1 cup of water.

In any event, I just made that recipe using 1 cup of water instead of 1/2 cup and the consistency looks the same as Pizza Hut's sauce as well as most jarred and canned pizza sauces. It tastes quite good; seems close enough to Pizza Hut's sauce to me. I didn't heat it like the instructions say to do; but I am going to let it sit for a while. It will get plenty of heat while the pizza is cooking anyway.

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Re: Pizza Hut Sauce???
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2016, 03:07:14 PM »
Yes the 1/2 cup of water is a mistake.  If you scroll down that thread a little you'll see that I updated it to 3/4 cup of water plus.  You can adjust the water to your liking, which is what you did.  For my taste I recommending warming the sauce up and also refrigerating it over night.  IMO, it brings the sauce very close to PH's sauce.  Glad you like the recipe.