There’s a great pizza buffet restaurant not far from where we live. Occasionally, we go there to gorge ourselves on the many different kinds of pizza and pasta. Positioned at the end of the buffet are the Dessert Pizzas. I usually make sure I save enough room for a piece of their Peach Cobbler Dessert Pizza. It is amazing! I came up with this recipe as a copy cat of their Peach Cobbler Dessert Pizza! I think it rivals theirs! The dough is just regular pizza dough. It is not sweet. The sweetness comes from the toppings.
Use a recipe of my Pizzeria Pizza Dough. (This will make one large 16″ pizza.)
Follow my recipe for making the dough (or use your own pizza dough recipe.) Cover and allow to rise about 30 – 45 minutes. (I actually use Disposable Shower Caps to cover bowls! They are available on Amazon.com or at any beauty supply store. They will fit just about any bowl.)
Punch down. Roll into a circle, creating a raised edge. Spray the pizza pan with non-stick spray and sprinkle with a little bit of cornmeal. Preheat the oven to 425°.
Place the dough onto the pizza pan. “Dock” the dough using a fork (this will prevent the dough from developing large bubbles as it bakes.) Bake the pizza dough round (without any toppings) for about 6 minutes. (This will only partially bake the dough before the toppings are put on top.)
While the dough is baking, prepare the oat crumble topping in a small bowl. Using a pastry cutter, combine the ingredients until crumbly and the butter is evenly distributed.
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
AFTER the dough has been partially baked, add:
1 small can (drained) sliced peaches (I actually like to slice the slices in half to make them thinner – and they cover more of the pizza!) You could use a large can if you want a lot of peaches!
Then, add on the oat crumble mixture & sprinkle with a little bit of cinnamon.
Now that the toppings have been added, bake the pizza for an additional 9 minutes (still at 425°) on the center rack of the oven. Without moving the pizza from the center rack, turn your oven to broil. Broil for 1 minute. (This will get the oat crumbles nice and crispy!) Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.
For the icing, you will need:
1/3 – 1/2 cup ready made vanilla frosting
While the dessert pizza is cooling, put the frosting in a small dish and microwave on high for no more than 5 seconds at a time & stir until the frosting is just creamy enough to drizzle over the pizza.
It is delicious served slightly warm, but can also be served at room temperature.