The Best Mini Dessert Pizzas

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These Mini Dessert Pizzas are simple to make, perfect for special occasions, and mega-delicious!

Prep Time 7 hrs 53 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 hrs 53 mins
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The Best Mini Dessert Pizzas

Mini Dessert Pizzas with strawberries, chocolate, and coconut flakes

Welcome back to another Pizza Friday. Instead of sharing a savory and hot pizza recipe, we thought to change things up and share our Mini Dessert Pizzas! These are the best dessert pizzas and perfect for special occasions. They are simple to make and mega-delicious!

Plus, these are super fun to make at home with the family. Everyone can make their own!

Dessert Pizzas with mascarpone

Ingredients to make the Mini Dessert Pizzas:

Cinnamon-Sugar Pizza Dough: 

  • All-Purpose Flour 
  • Salt
  • Water – We tested this recipe with both water and milk, and we found that water worked best here with the texture. Water makes the dough more pillowy; whereas, milk made it denser. 
  • Active Dry Yeast
  • Honey – Adds sweetness to the dough.
  • Sugar – Helps with the fermentation process and feeds the yeast to make it more active.
  • Cinnamon 
  • Butter

Creamy Filling:

  • Mascarpone Cheese – Rich and creamy and goes well with fruit and chocolate! Mascarpone has a mild flavor, so we added the below ingredients to make this a delicious and yummy filling! 
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Lemon Juice
  • Powdered Sugar

Putting it all together:

  • Strawberry Slices – Feel free to mix it up and use any fruit you have on hand. We like to add kiwi, blueberries, and blackberries too!
  • Shaved Chocolate 
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Spread like Nutella. We used Wild Friend’s Chocolate Hazelnut Spread. It’s so good and creamy. 
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Cacao Powder 
Mini Dessert Pizzas with Mascarpone and Strawberries

Instructions on how to make the Pizza Dough:

  • Make the dough the day before. Mix the dough ingredients in a stand mixer using the dough hook, or mix with your hands until you get a soft dough. Knead the dough on a floured surface a few times and then use a dough cutter to cut into small pieces (weighing about 65 grams) and roll them into small balls. Transfer the dough balls to a plastic bag and place them in the refrigerator to ferment for at least 24 hours. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and let it rest at room temperature for 1 hour before using.
  • Preheat oven to 550 degrees F or as high as it can get. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Flour a surface and use your hands to spread the dough to make small round pizzas. Add the dough to the baking sheet and melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a small bowl and toss 1 tsp of cinnamon with 1 tbsp of sugar in another bowl. Use a pastry brush to brush melted butter on top of the dough and sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture on top.  Bake for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove the pizza dough from the oven and use a spoon to flatten the center. Let the dough cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Make the filling by mixing all the ingredients and then assemble the pizza dough. Add about 2 tbsp of the filling to the center and add your toppings. 

We hope you all love these mini dessert pizzas!  The dough is slightly sweet and has nice cinnamon notes. The filling is creamy and has a luscious flavor, and pairs nicely with the strawberries, chocolate, and coconut flakes. These do take some time to make, but they are super simple to make and absolutely amazing!  They are a great dessert to make when you want to treat yourself and others! Enjoy! ♡

Mini Dessert Pizzas with mascarpone, strawberries, coconut flakes, and chocolate

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The Best Mini Dessert Pizzas

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These Mini Dessert Pizzas are simple to make, perfect for special occasions, and mega-delicious!
Mini Dessert Pizzas
Prep Time 7 hrs 53 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 hrs 53 mins
Yields 12 small dessert pizzas

Ingredients

Cinnamon-Sugar Pizza Dough: 

  • 2, ½ cup + 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1, ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup water warmed to 80 degrees F
  • 1, ⅛ tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1, ½ tsp sugar
  • 1, ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture: 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon

Creamy Filling:

  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

Putting it all together:

  • Strawberry slices sub: kiwi, blueberries, and blackberries
  • Shaved chocolate
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Spread like Nutella We used Wild Friend’s Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
  • Coconut flakes
  • Cacao powder

Instructions

  • Make the dough the day before. Warm the water in the microwave to 80 degrees F. Add honey, and add sugar and yeast on top. Let it sit for 2 minutes and mix with a spoon.
  • Toss flour, cinnamon, and salt together in a medium bowl (or used a stand mixer). Add the wet ingredients to the center and mix in a stand mixer using the dough hook, or mix with your hands in a medium bowl until you get a soft dough (about 5-8 minutes).
  • Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead a few times. Use a dough cutter to cut into small pieces (weighing about 65 grams) and roll them into small balls. Transfer the dough balls to a plastic bag and place them in the refrigerator to ferment for at least 24 hours.
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator and let it rest at room temperature for 1 hour before using.
  • Preheat the oven to 550 degrees F or as high as it can get, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Transfer dough to a floured surface and use your hands to spread the dough by making small round pizzas. Add the dough to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a small bowl and toss 1 tsp of cinnamon with 1 tbsp of sugar in another bowl. Use a pastry brush to brush melted butter on top of the dough and sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly on top.
  • Bake for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove the pizza dough from the oven and use a spoon to flatten the center. The tops may have poofed, but that’s okay! Let the dough cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Make the filling.  Whisk together the mascarpone cheese, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and powdered sugar in a small bowl
  • Make individual mini dessert pizzas. Add about 2 tbsp of the filling to the center and add your toppings (strawberry slices, coconut flakes, shaved chocolate, and chocolate hazelnut spread). Enjoy!

Notes

Store mini pizzas in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 
Course: Pizzas, Sweets
Cuisine: Italian-Inspired
Keyword: dessert pizzas, mini dessert pizzas, special occasions, strawberries, valentines day, Vegetarian
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