This dessert pizza recipe is sure to class up your next dinner party and tickle your sweet tooth. It really only resembles a pizza in so much as it's round, has some type of a crust and is finished with toppings, other than that, it's a dessert for sure. I wouldn't mention it in Italy or try to get a slice of it in New York, but that doesn't mean that it's not ridiculously delicious and tasty all the way down.
Step 1: Ingredients
Dessert pizza recipes can vary quite a bit depending on what kind of crust you'd like to use and what fruits are fresh and in season when you decide to make it. The basic elements include a cookie like crust, some kind of sweat icing to stand in for sauce, and then various sweet toppings ranging from chocolate to fruit to marshmallow fluff. I'm using premade sugar cookie dough, cream cheese frosting and fresh fruit in this recipe, but feel free to modify to suit your imagination.
- store bought sugar cookie dough
- soft or whipped cream cheese
- powdered sugar
- orange marmalade
- star fruit (for its aesthetic qualities)
Step 2: Preheat the oven
The first step is to preheat the oven to 350 F so that you can bake the cookie dough.
Step 3: Roll out cookie dough crust
Next, roll the sugar cookie dough into a ball and then use the palms of your hands or a roller to smoosh it out onto a baking pan to form a circle.
Step 4: Bake until golden brown
Bake the giant sugar cookie/crust for 9-12 minutes depending on its size and thickness. When it's done, remove it and let it cool for a few minutes before transferring it to a large flat surface for assembly and toppings.
Step 5: Make icing
The sauce (aka icing) is a simple 1 to 1 mixture of cream cheese and powdered sugar. I threw in a teaspoon of vanilla too for flavor. Mix the frosting well and chill it in the fridge for a few minutes.