How to Make Mootz Pizzeria + Bar’s Bee Sting Pizza

Give this sweet, savory, and spicy pie a try at home
mootz pizzeria + bar bee sting pizza
Mootz Pizzeria + Bar’s Bee Sting Pizza

Savory pepperoni, fresh basil, and hot honey give rise to Mootz Pizzeria + Bar’s tasty Bee Sting Pizza. Here, the Detroit restaurant shares the recipe for its well-balanced pie.

Mootz Pizzeria + Bar’s Bee Sting Pizza Recipe 


1 14-oz. package pizza dough 

4 oz. pizza sauce

50 pieces of pepperoni

8 oz. fresh mozzarella

20 basil leaves

Hot honey


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Stretch pizza dough into a 14-inch round and place on a pizza stone or cookie sheet. Spread pizza sauce on the dough, leaving about a ½-inch crust around the edges. Top with pepperoni. Pinch off pieces of mozzarella and place around the pizza. Cook until golden brown, or about 8 minutes. Cut into slices. Drizzle with hot honey, and place basil leaves on pizza.

Mootz Pizzeria + Bar, 1230 Library St., Detroit; 313-243-1230;

This story is part of the March 2022 issue of Hour Detroit. Read more in our digital edition