Whatcha Makin' Now?: Cherry Crisp Dessert Pizza


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Cherry Crisp Dessert Pizza

Cherry Crisp Dessert Pizza | WhatchaMakinNow.com

This was one of the recipes I made during my Food Blogger's Kitchen video last week. Aldi continues to sell these awesome pizza crusts and we continue to buy them. It was just a matter of time before I went for dessert pizza and not a boring normal pizza.

Cherry Crisp Dessert Pizza | WhatchaMakinNow.com

I was thrilled with the final product. It's was super easy to make and I really love the oat packed crispy topping. The icing reminds me of the icing on Toaster Strudels so you know that's good.

And because it has fruit you can have it for breakfast. #Duh

Cherry Crisp Dessert Pizza | WhatchaMakinNow.com

Cherry Crisp Dessert Pizza | WhatchaMakinNow.com

Cherry Crisp Dessert Pizza

1 pre-made pizza crust, thin or regular
1, 20 ounce, can cherry pie filling*
1 cup quick-cooking oats
2 tablespoons dark or light brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
a pinch of salt

Cream Cheese Icing
2 oz cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar (more/less for desired consistency)
1-2 teaspoons milk (more/less for desired consistency)

Preheat oven according to pre-made pizza crust instructions. Place pizza crust on a baking sheet. Evenly spread the cherry pie filling on crust.

In a medium bowl, use a spoon or spatula to mix the quick oats, brown sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, and pinch of salt. Sprinkle mixture over the cherry pie filling.

Bake in the oven according to pre-made crust's instructions, usually 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

While pizza is cooling, use a mixer to prepare Cream Cheese Icing mixing the cream cheese, butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, and milk until smooth (couple minutes). As the icing comes together add more powdered sugar and/or milk in small doses until desired consistency. Use a fork to drizzle icing over pizza. Or, place in a small freezer baggie, cut one of the corners, and 'decorate' the pizza to your liking. Either way it will taste delicious. :)

Serve warm. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Leftovers are delicious cold or microwaved for 10-20 seconds.

*Could use Apple or another flavoring of pie filling!

Source: The Taste Tester

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