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Any tips for a "make ahead" deep dish / reheated ??
« on: February 14, 2016, 01:25:31 PM »
I am going to make my parents a deep dish pizza and bring it to them. I need to make it about a day ahead of time.

I was thinking I would under cook it by about 5 minutes and then wrap it in tinfoil and put it in the fridge. I would have them re heat in their oven for 20 minutes?


I'm really just guessing though....any suggestions? ???

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Re: Any tips for a "make ahead" deep dish / reheated ??
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2016, 02:35:44 PM »
Good idea.  Before reheating I would take it to room temp and heat it for just 6-7min at 450F.  I think 20min may be too long.

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Re: Any tips for a "make ahead" deep dish / reheated ??
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2016, 03:36:30 PM »
Good idea.  Before reheating I would take it to room temp and heat it for just 6-7min at 450F.  I think 20min may be too long.

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Re: Any tips for a "make ahead" deep dish / reheated ??
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2016, 07:31:31 PM »
Good idea.  Before reheating I would take it to room temp and heat it for just 6-7min at 450F.  I think 20min may be too long.

It depends on the size of your pizza, but 20-30 minutes at about 425-450 degrees F is my recommendation to reheat a whole 12 to 14 inch deep dish pizza.
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Re: Any tips for a "make ahead" deep dish / reheated ??
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2016, 10:44:20 PM »
Any good casserole takes a while to reheat.

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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2016, 12:18:20 AM »
I would let it come to room temp first so reheat time is less.
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Re: Any tips for a "make ahead" deep dish / reheated ??
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2016, 10:04:39 AM »
thanks all!
good tip on letting it come to room temp.

 i'll let you know how it turns out

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Re: Any tips for a "make ahead" deep dish / reheated ??
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2016, 10:38:43 AM »
I would also let it cool off to room temp before stashing it in the fridge (when you make it originally).  You don't want to steam the crust.


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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2016, 10:53:34 AM »
Another suggestion would be to just make it there for them fresh.  Doesn't take too much longer.
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Re: Any tips for a "make ahead" deep dish / reheated ??
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2016, 01:12:24 PM »
Assemble it at home and keep it cold and then just bake on site?  Or assemble and bake on site?  I think either way would work.

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Re: Any tips for a "make ahead" deep dish / reheated ??
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2016, 01:28:40 PM »
I would par bake it at normal temp for 20 min. and then finish baking it off at normal temp too.  :chef:
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2016, 10:48:31 AM »
i baked for 20 minutes, let it cool, then wrapped it in foil and put it in the fridge.
it sat in my parents fridge for 4 days before they got to it!
i told them to let it come to room temp then put it in the oven at 450F for 10 -15 minutes.

they said it turned out great. i wish i would have been able to taste it to verify.  i tried pythonic's recommended sausage recipe (which was very simple btw) so i also wish i could have tried that.  Oh well i guess i'll just have to make more pizza  >:D :chef:

anyway, just wanted to circle back and close the loop on this thread.  thanks again all!


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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2016, 03:31:10 PM »
i baked for 20 minutes, let it cool, then wrapped it in foil and put it in the fridge.
it sat in my parents fridge for 4 days before they got to it!
i told them to let it come to room temp then put it in the oven at 450F for 10 -15 minutes.

they said it turned out great. i wish i would have been able to taste it to verify.  i tried pythonic's recommended sausage recipe (which was very simple btw) so i also wish i could have tried that.  Oh well i guess i'll just have to make more pizza  >:D :chef:

anyway, just wanted to circle back and close the loop on this thread.  thanks again all!

Awesome.  Glad the reheat worked out.
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