All-American Pizza

All-American Pizza

                    DOUGH

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 package Fleischmann’s® Rapid Rise Yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup water
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
Cornmeal

                    SAUCE

1 6-ounce can tomato paste
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon spaghetti sauce seasoning

                    TOPPINGS

2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
4 ounces thinly sliced pepperoni or salami
1/2 cup sliced pitted ripe olives – well drained
2 2-ounce jars sliced pimientos – well drained
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)

Set aside 1 cup all-purpose flour. In large bowl, mix remaining flours, undissolved yeast and salt. Heat water and oil until hot to touch (125 to 130ºF); stir into dry mixture. Mix in enough reserved flour to make stiff dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.

In small bowl, combine tomato paste, water and spaghetti sauce seasoning.

Divide dough in half. Roll and stretch each to a 13-inch circle. Place on 2 (12-inch) round pizza pans or 2 baking sheets, greased and sprinkled with cornmeal. Shape edge into standing rim of dough.

Spread sauce and toppings on pizzas, dividing evenly. Bake at 450ºF for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Cut into wedges to serve.

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BROWN 'N SERVE PIZZA

Prebake crust (without sauce or toppings) in 450ºF oven for 8 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

After prebaking, wrap crust airtight and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 4 to 6 weeks.

To bake: thaw frozen crust at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Spread with sauce and toppings and bake at 450ºF for 12 to 14 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.