Dessert Pizza with Variations: Grape and Pine Nut, Apple and Gorgonzola, Mascarpone and Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread

Total Time:
1 hr 47 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive Prep:
1 hr 2 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

PIZZA DOUGH:
  • 2 cups/500 ml lukewarm water
  • 1 cube or 2 tablespoons/30 ml fresh yeast
  • 4 cups/1 L all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons/30 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon/5 ml salt
GRAPE AND PINE NUT PIZZA:
  • 1 recipe Pizza Dough
  • 10 grapes, halved
  • 1/4 cup/50 ml pine nuts
  • Sugar, for sprinkling
    APPLE AND GORGONZOLA PIZZA:
    • 1 recipe Pizza Dough
    • 1 apple, peeled, cored and sliced
    • 2 ounces/75 g Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
    • 1/2 cup/125 ml walnuts
    • Honey, for drizzling
      MASCARPONE AND CHOCOLATE-HAZELNUT PIZZA:

      Directions

      Add the water to a bowl. Then add the yeast a little at a time and break up the cube of yeast with your hands. Cook's Note: You can also use yeast in the powder form. Let the yeast fully dissolve in the warm water and let stand for 2 minutes.

      Add the flour on a smooth work surface and create a well in the center of the flour. Slowly add the yeast-water mixture, olive oil, and salt until the flour has absorbed the liquid. Knead the dough until the mixture becomes an even dough consistency. If necessary, add a little more flour to absorb any excess liquid.

      Divide the dough into 4 equal portions to make individual-size pizzas. Place on a lightly-floured surface or pan and cover with a cloth. Let rest for about an hour at room temperature or until the dough has doubled in size. Yield: 4 servings

      For the grape and pine nut pizza:
      Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Stretch out the dough and roll out on a lightly-floured surface. Place the grapes cut-side down on the dough. Add the pine nuts and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for approximately 15 minutes.

      For the apple and Gorgonzola pizza:

      Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Stretch out the dough and roll out on a lightly-floured surface. Top the dough with apples, Gorgonzola cheese, walnuts, and drizzle with honey. Bake for approximately 15 minutes.

      For the mascarpone and chocolate-hazelnut pizza:

      Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Stretch out the dough and roll out on a lightly-floured surface. Spread the mascarpone cheese on 1/2 the pizza dough and on the 1/2 spread the chocolate-hazelnut spread. Fold over. Pinch and roll the opposite ends together. Lightly brush the dough with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake for approximately 15 minutes.

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