Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dessert Pizza

To my way of thinking dessert is the way to end a meal so why not have a dessert pizza especially when you are already making pizza for supper. This is easy to put together. Use your favorite pizza crust..homemade or bought, your favorite filling, make a streusel and a little glaze and you are good to go. I used my daughter Brenda's recipe for the crust. Blueberry or cherry pie filling can be used instead of apple or if you have a large crowd to feed make one of each!  I'm thinking pears would be delicious as well.

Ingredients and Instructions:

Dough:
  • Recipe yields 3 pizza crusts..using 12 inch pizza pans
  • Freeze extra pre-baked pizza crusts if not using right away.
  • You need 1 crust for this dessert
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • Mix and knead until well blended.
  • Place dough in a greased bowl, cover and let rise till doubled in bulk.
  • Divide dough into 3 pieces and roll out to fit 3 pizza pans. 
  • Let rise 40 minutes. Pre-bake crust at 425º for 8 minutes.
  • Now you are ready to spread on the filling and streusel.
Apple Filling:
  • 4 apples, (approx 4 cups) peeled, cored, and sliced..I used McIntosh
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Saute apples in butter until tender.
Streusel:
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • Mix dry ingredients and cut in the butter with a pastry blender or by hand until mixture is crumbly.
Glaze:
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Blend well until smooth.
  1. Spread apple filling over pre-baked pizza crust.
  2. Sprinkle streusel over top and bake at 425º for 15 minutes or until crust is golden in color. If you like the crust a bit crunchy like we do, bake it a little longer.
  3. Cool for 10 minutes, then drizzle with glaze.
  4. Yield: 10 slices 

13 comments:

  1. Betty,
    Never thought of making dessert pizza...will sure try it. And the pic's look great!

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  2. Thanks for posting wonderful recipes on MGCC- I've tried many of them and have enjoyed the results.
    How long and at what temperature should this pizza crust be prebaked?

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  3. Beautiful, Betty! And such great pictures too! I've heard a lot about that pizza crust already, yet another great use for it! :)

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  4. Glory this sounds and LOOKS wonderful. I've made fruit pizzas on cookie crust with cream cheese spread all over and fruit laid out in beautiful circles, drizzled with apricot preserves. I've seen this kind of in pizza shops around here but never thought about making one. Now I have a lovely recipe. THANK YOU!

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  5. What a great dessert...if your having pizza night..what's one more pizza to make...great pictures.

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  6. I love my dessert pizza with blueberry pie filling and mozzarella cheese melted on top.

    Ok. I love dessert pizza just about any way I can get it.

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  7. oh my! Hubbers will be delighted if I can make this for him. He cannot go to the Cici's pizza buffet without getting a bit of dessert pizza. THX for sharing.

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  8. This looks like a good recipe. Thanks!

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  9. Yummy! As always, great ideas that I never would have thought of on my own! We adore apple desserts AND pizza! This sounds like a winner!
    Gina

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  10. Be. Still. My. Heat!!! That looks soooo good!!

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  11. please wrap this up and send this to my school. please and thank you.

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  12. This would also be great with melted cheddar on top! mmmm

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  13. this looks and sounds so good I about fell over.

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