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Dessert Pizza

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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.
 
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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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
  • banana
  • kiwi
  • grapes
  • apple
  • orange
  • mango
  • strawberries
  • blackberries
  • star fruit (for its aesthetic qualities)

Step 2: Preheat the oven

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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

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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

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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

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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.
I like it very much.
n-brock4 years ago
look up a dessert called pavlova.
it is really good and rather similar to this except a meringue type crust is used.
Originated in New Zealand I think.
also named after a Russian ballerina.
Yay for recognizing New Zealand! I hate coming from a slightly obscure country... Also if any Australians try to tell you that it comes from Australia they are lying.
Totally. Typical, taking ALL the credit. My Australian friend is always trying to tell me that it IS Australian, but we know it is not.
what's really yummy is 1 part cream cheese to 1 part marshmallow fluff! it's super good as a fruit dip, so i assume it would be awesome on this pizza!
you can also put the pizza in the oven after you put on the toppings which works really well if you want to put on chocolate or marshmallows or something. mmmmmmm .... melty goodness! as you can see my idea of desert pizza is a lot less healthy than this one.
any other sort of jam/jelly would probably work equally well although it might colour the pizza slightly pinkish
a good alternative to icing is condensed milk if you like it (only a little) or caramel (which i'm pretty sure you can buy in a tin for added convenience) but you could make it if you wanted.
Fruit? No dessert of mine has fruit in it! Put some chocolate and peanut butter on there!
Jk, looks great :)
Ges4 years ago
This is awesome, but as someone who doesn't like marmalade, any good suggestions for another glaze?
sweetnienna4 years ago
In the icing, you can add some lemon juice with the cream cheese and powdered sugar !
I have to try this recipe, it look easy and yummy :) thank you !
romaine4 years ago
I am sorry, but isn't this a pie?
No, this dessert is not a pie.  It's a pizza.  Hence the name "dessert pizza".  Had this been a pie, it would have been called "dessert pie".  =)
Pizza is a type of Pie, why else would it be called Pizza Pie?
Ah, I see.  It's not pie, it's not pizza.  It's BOTH!  Yay!  They're my two favorite things.  Pizza and pie.  Nom!
NotOurKing4 years ago
My Grandmother used to make us chocolate chip pizza. She used whatever jam we had as the sauce and then covered it with chocolate chips, it was yummy. Mt Dad tried to make it once, but couldn't handle the smell of the sugar cooking.  Thank you for reminding me of this, I think I'm going to have to make one for my kids some time.
scoochmaroo4 years ago
I love dessert pizza.
Next time you make this at work!
caitlinsdad4 years ago
 In New York they are known as fruit tortes.
! xD !4 years ago
I had to google "dessert", cause I got the defintions of"desert" and "dessert" confused... I thought you meant like, a pizza you eat in the desert...haha, other than that, I must say that that looks REALLY good.....
Kaiven4 years ago
:O! Nom. nom. nom. OM!
Goodhart4 years ago
Oooo that looks good.   My wife buys way to many "chocolate chip" pizzas from a local shop, and this would be SO much better in so many ways.