No, I buy my sauce. I meant that I lay the fresh basil leaves directly on the pizza before placing in the oven. And when available, I lay slices of garden tomatoes on my pizzas.
We have tried many times to make good pizza sauce but we can not make it as good as RAGU. We tried all the pizza sauce in the stores RAGU is still the best. RAGU jars says, Tomato puree, tomato paste, soybean oil, salt, spices, natural flavor. SPICES are what we can not figure out. I have watched many hours of YouTube videos most pizza sauce is, tomato sauce & basil or tomato sauce & oregano, no other spices.
The very best home made tomato sauce we have made is, ripe red garden tomatoes allow to set in the kitchen 3 days for acid flavor to go lower & tomato to get sweeter then cut tomatoes into several pieces & push out jell & seeds & get rid of them. Cook tomato pulp with skins in a pot with lid along with crushed red pepper, salt, garlic, bring to boil then turn off heat and let it cool with lid. Then puree high speed in kitchen blender until skins puree and disappear into the sauce. This is very good but still not as good as RAGU. I have tried adding spices, 1 at a time & 2 or 3 or more at a time, basil, oregano, marjoram, fennel, in different combinations of each still not as good as RAGU. I think we are about 94% there with no spices but can't figure out the missing flavor. We have not added paprika yet we need to try that.
My Grandmother, mother, both aunts, could taste something then go to the kitchen and make it and get flavor exactly right. I can not do that.