Family Time and 30 Minute Pizzas (psst, giveaway too)

Pizza is like the best ever food invention. You can eat it cold, hot, with meats, vegetables, and even as a dessert.  When I was asked if I wanted to try the new Fleischmann’s Pizza Crust Yeast,  I was like heck yeah! Any excuse to make pizza!  We were supposed to have family night but there were ranch duties that needed tended too. Luckily, I was able to spend pizza time with my 13 year old which was exciting because he’s at the age where he doesn’t want to be around his mom so much you know?

Anyways, he agreed and not only did we make some great pizza, we had a lot of fun.  I was cracking up at the “do I just pour?” and “is this how to do it?”.  We decided to make Pepperoni pizza first, then a dessert pizza.  This post will focus on the pizza dough and the dessert pizza but if you need a simple quick pepperoni pizza, all you need is the pizza dough recipe I’ll be posting, some pizza or spagetti sauce and your choice of toppings. It can be made to eat in 30 minutes.

Pepperoni Pizza

Also, because I took A LOT of photos, I made a slide show for you so that the page doesn’t take FOREVER to load! Just scroll down towards the bottom for that.

30-MINUTE PIZZA CRUST DOUGH (can be found on the back of the Fleischmann’s Yeast package)Fleischmanns Pizza Crust Yeast


  • 1 3/4 – 2 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann’s Pizza Yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup of very warm water (120° to 130° F)
  • 3 tablespoons oil


Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Add water and oil.  Mix together until well blended; about 1 minute.  Add ½ cup flour gradually until dough forms a ball. Add additional flour, if needed, to handle.  Spoon dough out of bowl onto floured surface. Dough will be slightly sticky.  Knead on floured surface.  Knead until dough is smooth and elastic; about 4 minutes.  You can either press dough out to fill greased pizza pan or roll dough to a 12-inch circle and transfer to greased pizza pan.  Top as desired with pizza sauce, cheese and toppings.
Bake on bottom oven rack at 425° for 12 to 15 minutes until cheese is bubbly and crust is brown.

Pizza RecipesThe Pizza Yeast from Fleschmann’s is new and I could definitely tell a difference in it. I think anyone who uses yeast a lot will be able to see the fabulous difference!  I thought I’d give you a close up of the ingredient that makes the whole recipe work!

Fleischmann's Pizza Yeast

Fleischmann's Pizza Yeast Close Up

Pizza Dough Crust

Pizza Crust



  • # 1 cups brown sugar, packed
  • # 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • # 2 ounces butter, cold, cut in pieces (1/2 stick of butter)
  • # 1/4 cup of sugar
  • # 2 cans of Apple Pie Filling


  • Powdered Sugar
  • Milk


Preheat oven to 400′.  Combine brown sugar, flour, and sugar in a mixing bowl; cut in butter until the mixture is like coarse crumbs.  Pour and spread Apple Pie filling all over Pizza Dough Crust; top with crumb mixture.  Bake for about 12-15 minutes. While pizza is baking, combine 1-2 cups of powdered sugar with a few tablespoons of milk to desired consistency.  You don’t want it too thick but not too runny either.  When dessert pizza is done, drizzle icing all over pizza pie!

Pizza Dessert

Dessert Pizza

Apple Crumb Dessert Pizza

To see my son doing all the work, check out the slide show made via whrrl!

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One lucky winner will receive a $100 gift card!  WOOHOO!


Leave a comment answering this question–What is your favorite pizza topping? Maybe like us, you love pepperoni or mushrooms. Maybe you love dessert pizza and have your own favorite fruity topping! Share your ideal pizza with us!

Additional methods of entry, leaving each one in a separate comment, are:

  • Share on a social networking site like Twitter or Facebook.
  • If you’ve got some of Fleischmann’s Pizza Yeast at home, create a pizza and share it via whrrl! (this gives you 10 extra entries)

Giveaway ends on Nov. 1st.  Good luck and enjoy!

Disclosure: Post is sponsored by ACH Foods, maker of Fleischmann’s Pizza Yeast , however, my opinion of the product remains authentic as always.

Join The Discussion




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    Jennifer Jozwiak says

    I love pepperoni mushrooms and green peppers!

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    Leanne V says

    My definite favorite would be pineapple and ham and cheese, cheese, cheese.

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    Louise Brouillette says

    Ham and pineapple…yum!

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    Candie L says

    I actually like ham and pineapples. Thank you

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    R Hicks says

    My fav. topping is the common pepperoni!

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    Sal Williams says

    I use up leftover meat loaf and add black olives and roasted red pepper strips …too yummy!

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    Susan says

    My favorite pizza topping is ground beef and onions. It’s like having a hamburger AND pizza – can’t beat that!

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    estella miller says

    We like hamburger onions, and eppers.

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    Sand says

    I love Roasted Red Peppers!

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    SweetSwede says

    I love to top pizza with chicken, tomatoes, basil, lots of garlic and a litle bit of cheese. Yum!

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    Brian E. says

    Thanks for the giveaway…We top our pizza’s with extra sauce, extra cheese, and lots of green peppers, onions, & tomato slices !!!

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    Jay F says

    My favorite topping is sausage, especially if high quality. Recently we’ve had little luck in sausage…

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    Lily Kwan says

    My favorite pizza topping is mushrooms.

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    Anne B says

    My favorite pizza is pineapple and mushroom! savory and sweet!

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    Anne B says

    I have Fleischmann’s Pizza Yeast and yeast packets at home. It is honestly the best, and only brand that I use.

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    Cynthya says

    My favorite topping is fresh basil.

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    juau4 says

    My favorite topping is pepperoni; my favorite thing about pizza is the homemade dough!

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    Angela Winesburg says

    I love pepperoni, thanks!

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    Michelle H. says

    I love sausage.

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    DanV says

    My favorite is mushroom and black olives

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    Shannon says


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    theodore esteghamat says

    I like sausage and mushrooms on my pizza.

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    Kristin Wilkinson says

    I’m pretty boring, too…pepperoni for me.

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    MaryAnn Sides says

    I like chicken and mushrooms with white sauce, or pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms and pineapple with marinara

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    Mary K ORoyt-Sides says

    I love Hawaiian!

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    Barbara Long says

    My favorite pizza topping is cheese (extra please).

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    Heather C says

    I can’t go a month without having pepperoni pizza. Love that stuff!

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    Cheribtx says

    We like hamburger and onion pizza.

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    Letessha says

    pepperoni and italian sausage with garlic

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    I love those mixing bowls

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    Dawn says

    I like Mushrooms

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    Jaime P says

    My fave has always been pepperoni with extra cheese
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    Shawn Williams says

    My favorite toppings are sausage, pepperoni and sausage.