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Dessert Pizza Recipes
Dessert Pizza Recipes Are Perfect for Hectic Days
I first encountered dessert pizza at a local pizza joint. It seemed odd at first, but since that is the only dessert they offered, I tried it. It was actually not bad at all. I would even describe dessert pizza as pretty good.
Dessert pizza recipes are great to dig out for days when you're rushed and want to make some sort of dessert, but don't have the time or energy to make anything complicated. They are perfect for summer picnics and potlucks. I always make one using strawberries (or cherries) and blueberries for our 4th of July picnic. One of the best things about learning how to make dessert pizzas is that all of the ingredients are pretty much interchangeable.
There's a perfect dessert fruit pizza recipe for anybody! It's fun to experiment and see what fruit dessert pizza combinations you can invent. Below are a couple of different dessert pizza recipes with lots of variations included to get you started and to illustrate how you can change up dessert pizza recipes.
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Dessert Pizza Recipes #1
Fruit Pizza Recipe #1
1 bag of plain pizza crust mix or refrigerated pizza dough
can of pie filling of your choice- apple, cherry, peach, blueberry, etc.
confectioner's sugar, optional
nutmeg, cinnamon- optional
First, make the crust for your fruit pizza. Follow the package directions. Make the dough, roll up into a ball, and leave it for about half an hour. Then, roll it out into a circle to fit the pizza pan. Be sure to flour the surface first so that it doesn't stick. Skip this step, of course, if you have refrigerated pizza dough.
Put your dough onto the pizza pan. Bake per instructions, which are
usually about 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes. At the halfway
mark, sprinkle some sugar onto the crust to allow the dough to absorb
the sweet flavor.
After the pizza crust is done, remove from the oven. Spread the can of pie filling on the pizza crust.
That's all that is necessary for a basic dessert pizza recipe! You can put it back into the oven to heat up the pie filling if you like to eat it warm. Or just eat it if you want as is.
I like to take confectioner's sugar and sprinkle on top. You can also sprinkle compatible seasonings, like nutmeg or cinnamon on top. Or sometimes make a glaze with the sugar and drizzle it over the fruit pizza. Also, especially with apple or peach dessert pizzas, occasionally I will make a Dutch pie streusel type topping with brown sugar and cinnamon.
Dessert Pizza Recipes #2
This dessert pizza is sweeter than the first, and tastes completely
different. The point is to let your imagination go wild when creating
dessert pizza recipes. It's a lot of fun!
Refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1 package of cream cheese, softened
Fruit (Fresh fruit is best. If using canned, drain well.)
Let the cookie dough come to room temperature. Roll the cookie dough out onto a pizza pan. Follow the instructions on the cookie dough package for baking times, usually 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes.
After the cookie dough crust is done, let it cool. While it is cooling, mix together the sugar and cream cheese until it is smooth and creamy. Then refrigerate while waiting for the crust to cool.
After the dessert pizza crust is completely cool, spread the cream cheese mix onto the crust.
Now add any fresh fruit that you prefer. Some suggestions are strawberries, mandarin oranges, pineapple, grapes, kiwi, and/or berries of any type. Larger pieces of fruit should be sliced.
That's it! You're done. Now just slice and eat. You can add a drizzled confectioner's sugar topping, if you wish. But I find it is sweet enough as is.