Raspberry White Chocolate Dessert Pizza
Dessert pizza's are a unique twist on dessert. They have a pizza crust but are topped with sweet toppings. Like cream cheese, raspberries and white chocolate. I have really been enjoying making dessert pizzas and look forward to making some more.
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Dessert Pizza
3/4 cup frozen raspberries
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon water
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup warm water
4 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped
Cream Cheese Sauce
12 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
In a small saucepan combine the raspberries, sugar and water. Heat over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring constantly and mashing the raspberries.
Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl and pour the raspberry mixture through the strainer. Discard the seeds and allow the raspberry sauce to cool to room temperature.
Preheat oven to 500º F.
In a large bowl combine the flour, yeast and salt. Add in the water and stir until mostly combined. Using your hands continue to mix until completely combined and dough has formed a sticky ball.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes or until elastic. Add additional 1 tablespoons of flour if the dough is too sticky.
Roll the dough out into a 12 inch circle and transfer to a lightly grease pizza pan. Sprinkle the chopped white chocolate over top of the dough leave an edge.
Cream Cheese Sauce
In a microwave safe bowl heat the cream cheese in 10 second intervals until it is almost melted. Stir until completely melted.
Add in the sugar and vanilla, stirring well. Pour the mixture over the white chocolate on the dough and spread into an even layer, leaving a edge.
Add spoonfuls of the raspberry sauce on top of the cream cheese layer, adding as much sauce as you would like. Use a knife to swirl the raspberry sauce and cream cheese sauce together.
In a small bowl, combine the flour and both sugars. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Sprinkle this mixture over top of the pizza.
Bake for 7-9 minutes. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
*Adapted from Sugar Spun Run.