Making dessert pizzas or calzones is easy as can be because you can use the same pizza base that you use for your savoury pizzas! The simplest way to make a dessert pizza is to first top your favorite pizza base with a base layer of cream cheese, caramel, mascarpone cheese, chocolate ganache or pastry cream.
Then simply top with fresh fruit or a compote, sprinkle with a bit of extra sugar and bake in your woodfire pizza oven as you would any regular pizza. As an extra treat you can top a slice of sweet pizza with a scoop of ice cream or a big dollop of whipped cream or yoghurt.
Today we’ll share some of our favourite combinations for dessert pizzas that you must try!
1. Strawberries and Cream
For this dreamy berry pizza start by beating together yoghurt, egg yolks, and a bit of sugar to create a pastry cream that will serve as the sauce for your pizza. Spread the sauce over the dough base and then cover with sliced strawberries. Sprinkle a bit of extra sugar on top and you are ready to bake! You could also switch out the strawberries for raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries for another take on berries and cream.
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For an alternative “chocolate strawberries” pizza, switch the sauce for one made with Nutella with a bit of cream mixed in.
2. Fig Supreme
Do you go “fig crazy” when they are in season? If so, this dessert pizza is the one for you. Spread fig jam over the pizza base and top with fresh fig slices. Sprinkle some chopped walnuts and brown sugar over top of the figs and bake. Top with a dollop of whipped cream or slightly sweetened mascarpone cheese.
3. Cinnamon Streusel Pizza
Brush your pizza base with a generous amount of butter. In a bowl, combine 85 grams flour, 65 grams of brown sugar, 50g white sugar, 25 grams rolled oats, 50g cold unsalted butter, and a pinch of salt until pea-sized crumbs form. Add the streusel topping to the pizza base and bake.
While you wait for the pizza to cool, make the vanilla drizzle. Beat together 65 grams of unsalted butter, 60 grams of cream cheese, 60 grams of icing sugar, and half of a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
You can also make this one an apple cinnamon streusel pizza by adding a layer of thinly sliced apples onto the pizza base.
4. Tropical Caramel Pizza
For this decadently sweet pizza with island vibes, begin by spreading caramel over your pizza base if you are using store-bought caramel sauce. If you are using homemade caramel sauce, drizzle the caramel over the pizza at the end—the intense heat of your pizza oven will likely cause the caramel to split. If you will put the caramel sauce on later, simply spread a generous amount of butter on your pizza base before topping with banana slices, chopped pecans, and a sprinkle of coconut.
Mix together some brown sugar and a bit of dark rum to create a thick syrup and drizzle it over the pizza before baking. When the pizza has finished baking and has cooled a bit, drizzle the caramel sauce over it if you haven’t already used caramel on the base.
If you want to make your own delicious dessert pizza and need moremore information on pizza ovens in Sydney, check out Sydney Heaters and Pizza Ovens.