14 March 2009

Dessert Pizza Pi!!!

I know it's late, but even the stragglers must celebrate Pi Day!

Dessert Pizza Pi a la Melandon

If you can't tell by the picture, this is a quick, easy, fun and delicious dessert. In short, we bought ready-made Trader Joe's pizza dough (plain, not garlic, unless you're feeling really adventurous) and a bag of mixed frozen berries available at any supermarket's frozen food section (out of the whole bag we only used about a handful). The rest of the stuff was things we already had lying around: a banana, some strawberries, granulated and powdered sugar, cream cheese, cinnamon, and corn starch.

To start, preheat your oven to 450F. Spread out the dough on a foiled baking sheet and sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon and sugar on it. Once the oven is ready, bake it for 10 minutes. You don't want the crust to be too crispy or crunchy or else the texture won't go so well with the toppings.

While that bakes, you can put the bananas (sliced) into the oven in a glass dish, separated and dusted with the cinnamon sugar. About 6 minutes will leave you with tasty caramelized treats.

Boil the berries in a medium saucepan with a little water and sugar, and once it starts to boil add small amounts of corn starch. The consistency we were going for was a light syrup.

The "sauce" of the pizza was a cream cheese frosting which we got by mixing 3 parts cream cheese to 2 parts sugar (or at whatever ratio tastes the best for you).

After spreading the sauce, the chopped strawberries and our blue-collar berry compote were added. As a finishing touch, the caramelized banana slices were arranged in the shape of the world's most infamous irrational number.



Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

This sounds so good - I've never had dessert pizza before but you make a compelling case for it...

Alisa said...

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