Detroit-Style Pepperoni Pizza

Detroit pepperoni pizza
Crispy pepperoni cups and briny pickled peppers adorn this square pan pizza.Johnny Autry

Pepperoni is the most iconic Detroit pizza topping. According to bread guru Peter Reinhart, the key to this pan pizza is “to use pepperoni with a diameter of 1 to 1½ inches, so that it cups up and crisps when baked, its oil trapped in the curled cup.” The richness is balanced out by the bright acidity of pickled peppers. While Detroit-style pizzas are traditionally square, you can also make these pies in two 9-inch cast-iron skillets using the same cook time. If you don't have a stand mixer, you can make the dough in a large bowl, using a large spoon or wet hands.

Adapted with permission from Perfect Pan Pizza by Peter Reinhart, copyright © 2019. Photographs by Johnny Autry. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc.