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Mixed Berry Dessert Pizza Recipe

Mixed Berry Dessert Pizza

Mixed Berry Cheesecake Dessert Pizza

I know what you're thinking: Did I read that correctly?
You sure did! This dessert pizza uses a combination of mascarpone and ricotta as the base layer, nicely merging the idea of pizza and dessert. It gives the dessert pizza a creamy and slightly sweet base without getting into cheesecake territory. Kids love to get creative by decorating with a mix of berries!
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Pizza Style: New York
Oven Type: Home Oven, Outdoor Pizza Oven
Keyword: Dessert
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 15″ Pizza

Equipment

Ingredients

Pizza Dough

Blueberry Compote

  • 2 cups Frozen Blueberries
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Lemon Juiced
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest

"Cheesecake" Base

  • 4 oz Mascarpone
  • 4 oz Ricotta Preferably Whole Milk
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • Salt To taste

Toppings

  • 1 cup Fresh Berries To drizzle
  • Mint Chopped, to taste

Instructions

  • In a medium pot over medium heat, add frozen blueberries, cooking for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low, add sugar, and mix well, continuing to simmer for 10 minutes or until it coats the back of a spoon (contrarily, add 1-2 tbsp of water at a time if it's too thick).
    Add lemon juice and lemon zest. Crush the berries with the back of a spoon or pulse with an immersion blender. Set aside to cool.
  • In a the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, add mascarpone, ricotta, powdered sugar, and honey. Whisk on medium-high for 2 minutes. Add salt to taste, and mix again for 30 seconds. Set aside.
  • Flatten and stretch dough into a 15-16" circle, sprinkling bread flour on the dough as needed to avoid sticking. If cooking in indoor oven, place dough on pizza peel prepared with a sheet of parchment paper. If using an outdoor oven, just place on a pizza peel.
  • Using an icing spatula, evenly spread the cheese mixture across the pizza dough. Using a ladle or spoon, spread the blueberry compote around the pizza.
  • Choose ONE coothing method below.

(Option 1) Indoor oven

  • Preheat to 550F for 45 minutes with pizza steel or stone on bottom rack.
    Using the pizza peel, carefully move pizza to oven (parchment paper should make it slide easily – you can leave it on the paper or remove the paper after 1 minute of cooking), and cook for about 6 minutes, watching closely for crust color and cheese burn. Avoid rotating when baking in home ovens as temperature loss from opening the door often does more harm. If the top crust needs more color, turn on broiler for 1-2 minutes towards the end.

(Option 2) Outdoor pizza oven

  • Preheat your Ooni (or other portable outdoor pizza oven) on MEDIUM for 25 minutes. The oven should reach near 750F in this time. Reduce the flame to very low. Place pizza in oven and cook for ~3 minutes (+/- 30 seconds depending on color) rotating as needed.
    TIP: if using an Ooni or another model of outdoor pizza ovens, reduce the heat to low just as you place the pizza in; this creates really great crust color without burning the cheese too early. This may increase cook time slightly.

Finishing Touches

  • Let pizza cool for one minute on a wire rack or cutting board.
  • Top with a mix of fresh berries and mint. Slice and enjoy!
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