SUMMER FRUIT DESSERT PIZZA RECIPE
Yep, you've read that right! Today, I'm sharing a dessert pizza recipe! For some reason, summer really makes me crave a good pizza. I don't know if it's the hot weather, being poolside a lot, or knowing that I'm so active that it's OK to eat a few extra carbs, ha! Either way, pizza really is a summery dish to me and I love fresh versions with raw toppings, as opposed to a traditional pizza where everything is cooked.
Last week, I shared the recipe for my fresh summer pizza. It has toppings like fresh mozzarella, avocado, bacon and prosciutto (find the recipe here). And yes, it is as amazing as it sounds. The night I made this fresh summer pizza, I actually made 3 different individual pizzas that Sasha and I shared. Still, there was enough dough left to make this delicious dessert pizza.
This one is actually eaten cold, so you have to pre-cook the crust in the oven, and then top it with your favourite dessert toppings. I wanted to keep it fresh and healthy(ish) so I mainly used summer fruits. That being said, you could really get creative here and put virtually anything you want on top! Here's how I made mine:
Dessert Pizza Toppings (dough recipe here)
Half a pint of fresh whipping cream
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 cup of frozen raspberries
3 tablespoons of Nutella
Fresh fruit (I used cherries, peaches and strawberries)
Sliced almonds to taste
This is easy-peasy. First, you need to make your whipped cream. I love making my own, because I just hate the chemical taste of Cool Whip with a passion. When I was a kid, my mom always made fresh whipped cream, and I haven't been able to eat anything else since then. So, thanks mom for spoiling me, I guess!
Back to the recipe, I make my own whipped cream. Good news is, it only takes about 2-3 minutes to make. Simply dump the cream and the sugar in a bowl and whisk it until it starts getting a little thicker. Then, add the frozen raspberries and finish whipping. You'll want to whip it until the consistency is really thick and nothing falls down when you tip your bowl upside down.
On a side note, a great tip for making whipped cream is using a metal mixing bowl (like one of these) and putting it in the freezer beforehand, until it's really cold. Also use really cold cream, right out of the fridge. The cream will start getting thick much quicker that way. Granted, it doesn't make much of a difference if you're using an electrical mixer, but if you're whipping by hand with a whisk, like I did for years, it's really gonna save your arm.
Now that you've got your raspberry flavoured whipped cream, you wanna slather that bad boy all over you pre-cooked pizza crust. And you don't wanna be stingy. You wanna slather that thing on so thick that it oozes when you take a bite. Once your cream is laid out, simply add the fruit on top before getting to the last step. And that is: Nutella drizzles. Yum!
To make it easier, I always put my Nutella in the microwave a few seconds, so it's a bit more runny. DON'T put the jar in the microwave, that's not a good idea... Just in case I had to say it. I always use a little ramekin (this one, if we're being really specific). Once the Nutella is warm and runny, I simply use a spoon and wave it quickly over the pizza, so nice drips of Nutella fall onto it. Lastly, just sprinkle it with sliced almonds, and you're done. Alternatively, you could also used crushed hazelnuts, which would be ridiculously delicious.
That's it, guys! I told you it was an easy one! And trust me, the fact that it's easy doesn't make it any less delicious! It's actually one of the most satisfying desserts I had in a while. It would definitely be a success served as the finale to an al fresco dinner.
Who's a massive pizza fan here? Any of you ever tried making dessert pizza? Let me know in the comments below, or come chat with me on Instagram, @thehungarianbrunette. Definitely let me know if you make this pizza, and send me pictures so I can see it!!!
I hope you guys are having a fantastic week!
Love, Jenny xx