Could there be a better way to end your pizza party than with another pizza? This homemade dessert pizza will satisfy your taste buds with the combination of tart raspberries, sweet cream cheese frosting, and a chewy, cinnamon crust. It comes together in less than an hour, too, making it perfect for a casual party or weeknight when you're in a rush.
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ cup white sugar, divided
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons melted butter, divided
- 2/3 cup water
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups fresh raspberries
- ¼ cup sliced almonds (optional)
- In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, 1 tablespoon white sugar, salt, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix well, making sure that the ingredients are uniformly distributed. Then, pour in the water and 2 tablespoons melted butter. Stir until a soft dough forms.
- Lightly flour a flat surface, and turn the dough out onto it. Knead 10 strokes. Then, use a rolling pin to roll the dough out into a 12-inch circle. Use plenty of flour to keep the dough from sticking.
- Transfer the dough circle to a pizza pan. Brush the dough with the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Then, combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of white sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Sprinkle this over the crust.
- Place the crust in a 350 degree F oven, and bake for 20 minutes.
- While the crust is baking, make the frosting by combining the cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 1 minutes or until smooth and slightly fluffy.
- Remove the crust from the oven. It should be golden brown on the bottom. Let it cool completely. (Leave it on the pizza pan – don't remove it to a cooling rack, or it may break). This should take about 15 minute).
- When the crust is cool, spread the cream cheese frosting over it. Then, sprinkle on the raspberries, making sure they are spread out evenly. Sprinkle on the sliced almonds, if desired. Slice the pizza into wedges, and serve.
This dessert pizza is also delicious when made with blueberries instead of raspberries. Or, you can combine the two to make a double-berry pizza that your friends and family will love even more. If you're in the mood for pizza after reading this, visit a restaurant in your area like Greg's Pizza.