HOMEMADE CHERRY DESSERT PIZZA RECIPE

This homemade cherry dessert pizza is made with a buttery yeast dough, cherry pie filling, streusel topping and drizzled with a sweet icing. 

HOMEMADE CHERRY DESSERT PIZZA WITH STREUSEL TOPPING RECIPE

Dessert pizzas are one of my favorite desserts to make. It can be made pretty quickly and is so easy to share. Plus, it’s easily customizable to whatever flavors you enjoy. You can even do a half and half dessert pizza to change it up!

TIPS FOR MAKING THIS SWEET DESSERT PIZZA:

  • The dough will not rise much during the resting, this is ok.  The reason for resting is to make the dough stretchier and easier to roll.  It will rise in the oven.
  • If you don’t want to make your own dough you could use a pre-made pizza crust (like I do in my APPLE DESSERT PIZZA RECIPE) or frozen pizza dough.
  • This can be made on a baking sheet instead of a pizza pan.
  • Almonds can be omitted from topping if desired.
  • If you don’t have a stand mixer you can simply mix the ingredients with a wooden spoon and once it starts to come together, turn it out to a floured surface and knead until smooth.
  • Pizza should be almost cool before adding the icing drizzle or it will melt and soak in.
  • If in a rush, you can let the dough rest for just 10 minutes before rolling.  It won’t be quite as flaky, but it will still work.
  • Any pie filling can be used instead of cherry.
  • Brown sugar can be used for streusel topping.
  • This pizza will keep for about 2 days after baking. It should be covered and stored in the refrigerator.

Homemade Cherry Dessert Pizza recipe from The Country Cook, photo of slice of pizza being removed from the pizza pie pan

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

For the pizza:
milk
salted butter
granulated sugar
salt
instant dry yeast
all-purpose flour
cherry pie filling
large egg

For the streusel topping:
granulated sugar
all-purpose flour
salted butter
ground cinnamon
sliced almonds

For the icing drizzle:
powdered sugar
milkmilk, salted butter, granulated sugar, salt, instant dry yeast, all-purpose flour, cherry pie filling, large egg, ground cinnamon, sliced almonds, powdered sugar

HOW TO MAKE CHERRY DESSERT PIZZA:

To make the pizza:
Place the milk and butter in a small pot and heat just until butter is melted.  Alternatively, you can use the microwave for about 40 seconds. Place the warmed milk into the bowl of a stand mixer and add the sugar, yeast, salt and flour.yeast, flour, sugar and warm milk in the bottom of a stand mixer bowlWith a dough hook attached, turn on the mixer and mix until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl and forms a ball. pizza dough formed into a ball shape in the bowl of a stand mixer with a dough attachmentTurn it onto a floured surface and knead 3-4 times, just enough to smooth it out. Return to the bowl, cover and let rest 30 minutes. While the dough is resting you can make the streusel topping.resting pizza dough ball in the silver bowl of a stand mixerTo make the streusel topping:
In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon and butter, then work the butter into the dry ingredients with your fingers until it resembles crumbs. Stir in the sliced almonds.streusel ingredients in a small clear bowl with a silver spoon on the side

To assemble:
Preheat oven to 400F degrees. When the dough has finished resting, turn it out onto a floured surface and roll it into a 12-inch circle.pizza dough rolled flat into a 12-inch circle on a pie crust matSpray a baking sheet or pizza pan with non-stick spray. If you are using a seasoned pizza stone you can skip this step. Move the dough to the pizza pan.pizza dough shown on a pizza stoneSpread the cherry pie filling over the dough leaving about 1-inch around the edge.cherry pie filling spread out onto pizza dough that is on a pizza stoneBrush the bare edge with the beaten egg, then sprinkle the streusel over the top of the pizza.streusel topping with almonds sprinkled on top of cherry pie filling on pizza dough Place on center rack of the oven and bake 25-30 minutes until edge of dough is golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before adding icing.Cherry Dessert Pizza, fully baked on a cooling rack with a blue and white dish towel set to the side

To make the icing drizzle:
Mix the powdered sugar and cream in a small bowl until smooth. powdered sugar and milk mixed together in a small clear bowl with a spoonDrizzle icing on top of the cooled pizza, cut into slices and serve.Whole cherry dessert pizza with streusel topping being shown with one slice being slightly removed from the rest of the pizza

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Homemade Cherry Dessert Pizza recipe

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HOMEMADE CHERRY DESSERT PIZZA

This homemade cherry dessert pizza is made with a buttery yeast dough, cherry pie filling, streusel topping and drizzled with a sweet icing.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Dessert Pizza, Cherry Dessert Pizza
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 444kcal

Equipment

  • Pizza Pan

Ingredients

For the pizza:

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 packet (2 ¼ tsp) instant dry yeast
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling
  • 1 large egg, beaten

For the streusel topping:

  • 6 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) salted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp sliced almonds

For the icing drizzle:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk

Instructions

To make the pizza:

  • Place the milk and butter in a small pot and heat just until butter is melted.  Alternatively, you can use the microwave for about 40 seconds. 
  • Place the warmed milk into the bowl of a stand mixer and add the sugar, yeast, salt and flour. 
  • With a dough hook attached, turn on the mixer and mix until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl and forms a ball. 
  • Turn it onto a floured surface and knead 3-4 times, just enough to smooth it out.  Return to the bowl, cover and let rest 30 minutes. While the dough is resting you can make the streusel.  

To make the streusel topping:

  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon and butter, then work the butter into the dry ingredients with your fingers until it resembles crumbs.  Stir in the sliced almonds.

To assemble:

  • Preheat oven to 400F degrees. When the dough has finished resting, turn it out onto a floured surface and roll it into a 12-inch circle.
  • Spray a baking sheet or pizza pan with non-stick spray.  If you are using a seasoned pizza stone you can skip this step.
  • Move the dough to the pizza pan and spread the cherry pie filling over the dough leaving about 1-inch around the edge.
  • Brush the bare edge with the beaten egg, then sprinkle the streusel over the top of the pizza.
  • Place on center rack of the oven and bake 25-30 minutes until edge of dough is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool before adding icing.

To make the icing drizzle:

  • Mix the powdered sugar and cream in a small bowl until smooth. 
  • Drizzle icing on top of the cooled pizza, cut into slices and serve.

Notes

 

  • The dough will not rise much during the resting, this is ok.  The reason for resting is to make the dough stretchier and easier to roll.  It will rise in the oven.
  • If you don’t want to make your own dough you could use a pre-made pizza crust (like I do in my APPLE DESSERT PIZZA RECIPE) or frozen pizza dough.
  • This can be made on a baking sheet instead of a pizza pan.
  • Almonds can be omitted from topping if desired.
  • If you don’t have a stand mixer you can simply mix the ingredients with a wooden spoon and once it starts to come together, turn it out to a floured surface and knead until smooth.
  • Pizza should be almost cool before adding the icing drizzle or it will melt and soak in.
  • If in a rush, you can let the dough rest for just 10 minutes before rolling.  It won’t be quite as flaky, but it will still work.
  • Any pie filling can be used instead of cherry.
  • Brown sugar can be used for streusel topping.
  • This pizza will keep for about 2 days after baking. It should be covered and stored in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 488IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg

 

 

 

 

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