In our last blog, we talked about some of the best Italian desserts, including cannoli, tiramisu, gelato, and others. Well, even though dessert pizzas may not be a classic Italian dish, they’re certainly delicious.
What is a Dessert Pizza?
For something to be considered a pizza, it often requires a flat, round bread as the base, a type of sauce on the top, one or several toppings of choice, and the whole thing is baked. With a dessert pizza, nearly all of the traditional pizza “rules” are thrown out! One requirement is that the shape is flat and round. But the type of crust, the sauce, and the toppings are all up to you! This makes dessert pizza a fun way to end any meal.
The Best Dessert Pizza Combinations
The crust is a perfectly crunchy and just-sweet-enough-sugar cookie, with a layer of cream cheese frosting, baked Granny Smith apples on top, and a drizzle of sweet caramel sauce. The classic combination of caramel and apples is a great choice for fall; you can even serve it up with a glass of warm apple cider.
Cookie and Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Having a birthday party but want something other than a traditional cake? A chocolate chip cookie dessert pizza is just the thing. Whip up a giant cookie, bake it, and you can choose from a variety of sauces and toppings. Vanilla buttercream will give it a classic birthday cake taste, but chocolate or even a strawberry sauce or frosting would be perfect alternatives.
Mixed Fruit and Ricotta
If you’re wanting to feel at least somewhat nutritious about your dessert, a mixed fruit pizza is a great way to go. And to make this one as quick and easy as possible, a store-bought pizza crust can stand in for a more time-consuming crust. There are even gluten-free options! Make a sauce with ricotta and cream cheese and layer on a variety of your favorite fruits, including kiwi, strawberries, blueberries, and peaches.
Chocolate and Marshmallows
This s’mores inspired dessert pizza will be a family favorite, perfect for summer nights. To give this pizza a classic s’mores flavor, mix up a graham cracker crust, layer on chocolate sauce or Nutella, and bake! When there are a couple of minutes left of baking, toss some mini marshmallows on top, and pop back in the oven until there is a golden brown color on the marshmallows.
Brownie With Fudge Frosting
Double chocolate dessert pizza? Chocolate lovers will think they have died and gone to heaven! Similar to a chocolate chip cookie dessert, this pizza’s base is a giant brownie and topped with decadent fudge frosting. You can customize this dessert pizza with a variety of toppings, such as pretzel chunks, M&M’s, marshmallow drizzle, or fruit chunks.
Berries and Mascarpone
Fresh berries and mascarpone cheese are the perfect match for a dessert pizza. The crust is a classic pizza dough, the sauce is made with mascarpone and ricotta cheese, and it’s topped with a delicious berry sauce made with blackberries, blueberries, and a touch of lemon and honey. If you want a touch of herbiness for the pizza, sprinkle on fresh basil.
Craving an Authentic Pizza Made With Fresh Ingredients? Try Dalia’s Pizza in West Covina
Dalia’s Pizza serves up authentic pizzas, pasta, gluten-free and vegan pizzas, and much more. If you’re craving a delicious meal and classic Italian desserts, check out our menu, and order up from us tonight!