Elevate your next pizza night with Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards’ infamous pizza recipe! Whether you want to entertain the kids or host a date night at your place, the winter weather makes it the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and to stay in for a homemade pizza night. Chef Ian’s tried-and-true pizza dough and sauce never disappoint. Interested in learning the Pippin Pizza recipe but nervous to try it at home? You’re in luck – we are offering two Wood Fired Pizza Cooking Classes on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 and Wednesday, January 30th, 2019. If you cannot make it to Charlottesville to try one of Chef Ian’s pizzas first-hand, try it for yourself at home!

Pippin Pizza Dough

This recipe is by weight, which will yield the best results for your dough.

Yields 2 pizza doughs


153 grams all-purpose flour

153 grams 00 (doppio zero) flour

200 grams lukewarm tap water

8 grams salt

4 grams of olive oil

2 grams of active dry yeast


In a bowl, thoroughly blend the flours, yeast, and salt. Add the water and, with your hands, mix thoroughly.

Transfer to a bowl rubbed with EVOO, Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow it to rise at room temperature for 24 hours or until it has more than doubled.

Flour a work surface and scrape out the dough. Divide it into 9 oz portions and shape them.

Mold the dough into a neat circular mound. The mounds should be slightly sticky, so add more flour as needed when rolling out. Allow the dough to double at room temperature.

Once doubled in size, roll out using your hands to a 14 inch round. Cook on a pizza stone in a 450-degree oven with your favorite toppings.

Pippin Quick Red Sauce

Yields about 1 QT of sauce


4 cups San Marzano tomato (crushed or whole peeled)

8 tablespoons of olive oil

4 garlic cloves, thinly diced

2 teaspoons of salt

2 teaspoons of sugar

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried oregano


In a small saucepan, sauté the garlic for 30 seconds over medium heat.

Stir in the tomatoes, salt, sugar, basil, and oregano. Bring to a simmer.

Turn down the heat and let the sauce reduce for about 30 minutes.

Blend using an immersion blender until smooth.

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