Start to finish: 2 hours (1 hour if using store-bought dough)
Servings: 6 to 8
Speedy Pizza Dough (see below) or 14 ounces prepared pizza dough
Olive oil for rolling out the dough
2/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice
2 teaspoons hot sauce
3 ounces coarsely grated Gruyere cheese (about ¾ cup)
1 cup sauerkraut, rinsed in a strainer and pressed to remove excess moisture
8 ounces thinly sliced corned beef, cut crosswise into ½-inch thick strips
½ cup thinly sliced dill pickle
Prepare the Basic Pizza Dough. While it’s rising, place a rack in the bottom third of the oven; preheat the oven to 500 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment.
In a bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, ketchup, lime juice, hot sauce and salt to taste; set aside.
Divide the dough into 4 balls; working with 2 balls, roll out each ball on a lightly oiled surface into a round 8-inches wide and 1/8-inch thick. Transfer the rounds to one of the baking sheets.
Sprinkle one-fourth of the cheese evenly onto each round, spreading it to ¼-inch of the edge and top with ¼ of the sauerkraut, followed by ¼ of the corned beef and pickle slices.
Bake the pizzas on the bottom rack of the oven for 7 to 8 minutes until the crust is golden and crisp on the bottom. While the first two pizzas are baking, roll out and top the second two pizzas. Remove the first two from the oven and cover loosely to keep the pizzas warm until the second two are baked. Drizzle the slices with some of the mayonnaise dressing.
Speedy Pizza Dough
2 to 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour for the dough
One 1/4-ounce envelope quick-rising yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon table salt
3/4 cup very warm water (120 degrees F to 130 degrees F)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil plus extra for rolling out the dough
In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the chopping blade, pulse 1 3/4 cups flour, the yeast, sugar and salt until the mixture is combined. Add the water and 1 tablespoon of the oil. Process the mixture until it forms a ball, adding more flour, as needed, to make a soft, slightly sticky dough.
Shape the dough into a ball and place it in an oiled medium bowl. Turn the dough to make sure all sides are very lightly coated with oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set it aside in a warm place until the dough is double in size, 40 to 45 minutes.
Nutrition information per serving: 360 calories; 244 calories from fat; 27 g fat (7 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 46 mg cholesterol; 1015 mg sodium; 13 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 15 g protein.
Sara Moulton, Associated Press