Dessert Pizza

A few weeks ago I gave you my recipe for easy overnight pizza dough. While everyone knows that savory pizzas can be made from all sorts of sauces, vegetables, and meats, did you know that pizza dough can also be used to make dessert?

Just like a regular pizza, you’ll need a “sauce” to act as the base of your dessert pizza. Here are a few ideas:

  • Nutella
  • Peanut butter
  • Ricotta with honey
  • Cookie dough spread
  • Almond butter
  • Raspberry jam

There are endless toppings to choose from to coordinate with your base. Consider things like:

  • M&Ms
  • Crushed Oreo cookies or graham crackers
  • Chopped strawberries other other fresh fruit
  • Caramels
  • Coconut
  • Chopped nuts
  • Dried fruit
  • Miniature marshmallows

First roll out your dough, and dot it with butter. Bake for about 8 minutes in a 500 degree oven. Keep an eye on it as you don’t want to overcook it. As soon as you see it puff up and become light golden in color, take it out.

While it’s still hot, spread on your favorite base. For this pizza I used Nutella. It will begin to melt as soon as it is applied to the hot crust. Just spread it out evenly over the crust. Then add your favorite toppings. I added chocolate chips, slivered almonds and chopped white chocolate in this example, but let your imagination be your guide. You could even drizzle the finished product with butterscotch or caramel sauce for extra decadence!

Pop it back in the oven for about 3 minutes until everything is melted and gooey.

This is a unique dessert that is fun to serve for company. Guests can even customize their own pizzas. You can set out a spread of small bowls filled with various toppings and different types of spreads. Kids can have fun rolling out their own mini-pizzas and creating their own masterpieces.

What combinations would make your perfect dessert pizza?

6 thoughts on “Dessert Pizza

  1. Hard to imagine pizza without the “usual toppings,” but this twist certainly has appeal. And likely easier to make than crepes.

  2. Yeah, I’ll be putting that one on the “try it” list, too. :9 My weakness is gooey sweet breads like donuts and such. That’s what this looks like to me — a giant, flat donut without the hole.

    1. Kind of like a donut but chewier. I think you’ll really like it in any case. I mean, dough, chocolate, nuts, fruit, etc….can’t really go wrong!!

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