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edinaeats Feb 21, 2007 11:26 AM

anyone make dessert pizza with frozen crust? topping ideas? thank you!

  1. chowser Feb 21, 2007 11:33 AM

    Not with frozen crust, but I can't imagine it being different from fresh. I've done assorted things--one is cream cheese, egg, vanilla, some sugar (kind of like cheesecake filling but I don't use a recipe), then top w/ dollops of nutella or chocolate and bake.

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      Seldomsated Feb 21, 2007 11:58 AM

      I'm not a big fan of sweetened-bread type things, so would avoid the sweet toppings on bread dough. But, an alternative to using frozen pizza dough would be to bake brownie batter in a pizza pan, and top with grated white chocolate and bits of dark chocolate, plus pecans or other types of nuts on top. Gives the look of a pizza, but tastes like real dessert!

      1. El Puerco Feb 21, 2007 12:33 PM

        I have tried to re-create Pizza Hut's dessert pizza with some success. I usually make the pizza dough, but frozen would do. I just spread on prepared pie filling (I've used apple and blueberry), sprinkled with brown sugar, baked at 400F for 20 mins, and topped with an icing that my wife has made both times. Sorry I don't know much about the icing other than that it must be made with ingredients that won't just dissolve when applied to the hot pizza.

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          Oh Robin Feb 21, 2007 12:44 PM

          Use store bought sugar cookie dough. Let it sit on the counter for about 10 minutes, then press into your pizza pan. Bake as indicated, cool. Top with your favorite non-bake cheesecake filling and then fresh fruit, maybe something pretty like strawberries, kiwi, and mandarin oranges. Or skip the cheesecake and do nutella. Helloooo Dolly!

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            amyvc Feb 22, 2007 02:43 PM

            My mom used to make this all the time, although she did vanilla pudding. i think it would be much better with cheesecake! It was really pretty with strawberries, kiwi, blueberries, shredded coconut. Bananas got yucky.

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            piccola Feb 21, 2007 05:20 PM

            I would suggest pre-baking the crust a bit before adding the toppings. Otherwise it'll be soggy.

            1. digkv Feb 21, 2007 07:30 PM

              Just do what BJ's Pizza does, they have lousy pizza but a great dessert, the pizookie. This is like what Oh Robin said, spread any cookie dough in a pizza pan: chocolate chip, sugar, or a bunch of different kinds. Then top off with a mound of vanilla ice cream. and slice and serve. But if you're bent on using frozen dough, I think a mix of ricotta, egg, and nutella and honey, then bake, top with fresh strawberries or other berries, and ice cream.

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                kayakado Feb 22, 2007 04:59 AM

                I used to make these and used Boboli crusts we bought at the supermarket. Peaches or apples with some cheddar on top was a favorite

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                  eriberri Feb 22, 2007 05:50 AM

                  I can no longer find the recipe :-( But Cooking Light had a fabulous one. You started with a premade log of sugar cookie dough, cut into rounds, press into round pan and bake. Top with lemon curd (recipe was included, but I guess you could use store bought). Then make circles working outward from the center of fresh fruit. I usually used blueberries, strawberries, kiwis and raspberries. I believe it was finished off with an apricot jam glaze. It was awesome, to say the least!

                  1. gansu girl Feb 22, 2007 07:04 AM

                    I just saw a recipe for a dessert pizza on my latest container of strawberries - I didn't save it but it was easy - they called for pre-made sugar cookie dough, spread in the pizza pan. Bake that 'til crisp. For "sauce," spread a mixture of cream cheese (softened, I'm sure) and powdered sugar. Layer on fresh sliced strawberries. They suggest whipped cream on top - seems a little too sweet to me, but I don't eat a lot of sweets . . . .

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                      Diana Feb 22, 2007 08:15 AM

                      I've done it with TJ's crust and with a crust made from shortbread.

                      I used fresh berries, banana, dates figs, white and dark chocolate in differnent combinations

                      I used dark chocolate as a "base" of "sauce" over the crust, laid out the fruit, and drizzled with white chocolate.

                      I once did one with regualr pizza crust from TJ's, sweet red bean paste as a "sauce", sliced figs, and marscapione cheese. It was great.

                      Just do the crust first and THEN put on the toppings.

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                        gritsgrub Feb 22, 2007 08:23 AM

                        You can make a banana split pizza by using the sugar cookie crust someone already mentioned. Spread it with a mixture of cream cheese, cool whip, and powdered sugar, then top it with sliced bananas, drizzle it with caramel and chocolate sauce, and then of course, garnish it with whipped cream, nuts, and a cherries on top!

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                          Kelli2006 Feb 22, 2007 10:01 AM

                          I make a dessert pizza but I don't use a yeast raised crust. I have found that 3 cups of shortbread spread thin in a baking pan and blind baked until it begins to show color makes a good base for the pastry. Rolled sugar cookie dough will also work.

                          I dress it with raspberry coulée(tomato sauce) and then topped with sliced berries of your choice and finished with grated white chocolate. The next step is entirely up to you, but I like to place the "pizza" in a warm(150F for 5-6 minutes) oven until the chocolate begins to soften on the edges and form a cohesive topping.

                          It is served sliced, and plated with extra raspberry or strawberry coulée and garnished with fresh mint.

                          I would like to be able to say I invented this, but I got the recipe from the Discovery channel "Great Chefs" series.

                          1. NiKoLe1625 Feb 22, 2007 10:08 AM

                            Never done it with frozen crust but i have done with fresh homemade pizza dough which was excellent! My favorite recipe is dessert pizza with almond cream and raspberry jam topped with some shaved white chocolate!

                            1. wleatherette Feb 22, 2007 10:12 AM

                              a restaurant that my friend worked for ages ago did a dessert pizza using regular dough with a topping of havaarti, sliced baked apples, and lots of cinnamon sugar mixed with butter as the "sauce." not really my thing, but it worked very well.

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                                SarahEats Feb 22, 2007 01:45 PM

                                One of our favorite Italian restaurants makes a dessert pizza using Nutella. They prebake the dough and then slather it with the Nutella right after it comes out of the oven. A sprinkling of powder sugar and viola!

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