Strawberry Banana Dessert Pizza

A plate of chocolate and strawberry pizza
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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 1 pizza pie (serves 8-10)

Ever had pizza for dessert? If not, you are in for a treat–literally. While sweet pizza may sound odd, there's nothing strange about topping a neutral-tasting crust with a different flavor profile. If you've ever had a dessert crepe, with or without fruit, you'll know how delicious this pizza will taste, sure to please kids and adults alike. Feel free to get creative with the toppings–any fruit, nuts, dried coconut, or chocolate chips will be delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 prepared homemade or store-bought pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (or similar sweet spread)
  • 1 banana (sliced)
  • 1 cup strawberries (sliced)
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling (optional)

Steps to Make It

  1. Place pizza or baking stone in the oven if using. Preheat oven to 500 F.

  2. Bring dough to room temperature. It should roughly double in size. On a well-floured surface, stretch or roll it out to a flat circle.

  3. Place stretched dough onto a pizza peel, if using a baking stone, or onto a pizza pan or baking sheet.

  4. Brush melted butter on top of the dough, leaving about an inch around the edges bare for the crust. Using a fork, poke holes all over the dough to prevent it from bubbling up too much.

  5. Transfer dough to oven and bake about 10 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.

  6. Remove dough from oven and carefully apply chocolate spread on top, again leaving an edge for the crust. Place banana and strawberry slices on top. Feel free to add more toppings, such as hazelnuts, pecans, dried coconut, chocolate chips, or other fruit.

  7. Return pizza to oven and bake for 5 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve immediately.