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Easy Cherry Dessert Pizza

Sliced cherry pizza on a white board.

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This easy-to-make cherry pizza is a delicious and sweet twist on a classic Italian dish. It is made with juicy cherries, almond cream and topped with flaked almonds. It is just perfect to finish off your summer entertaining party.

Ingredients

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  • 10.6 oz. (300 g) pizza dough (homemade or store-bought)
  • 14.1 oz. (400 g) cherries
  • 1/2 whole egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (25 g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons (35 g) icing (powdered) sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (25 g) almond flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 oz. (30 g) flaked almonds
  • 1-2 tablespoons oil (for greasing baking sheet)

* If needed, please refer to Baking Conversion Charts.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 475°F (245°C). Heat oven for an additional 10 to 15 minutes to ensure the baking sheet is well heated.

  2. Wash, pit, and cut cherries in half. In a mixing bowl, place the softened butter, icing sugar, half of the egg, almond flour, and all-purpose flour and mix with a rubber spatula.

  3. To shape the pizza dough, dust a cutting board (with or without parchment) with flour. Using only your hands (don't use a rolling pin), press the dough down, spreading it out to the edges. It takes some time to stretch the dough, giving it an oval shape about 12 inches (30 cm) long. The dough should be thinner in the center and thicker on the edges.

  4. Spread the almond mixture on the top of the dough, leaving about 1 inch (2.5 cm) around the edge. Arrange cherries on top, slightly pressing them down. Sprinkle the pizza with the flaked almonds.

  5. Take the baking sheet from the oven. Brush it with olive oil (or another type of oil) using a silicone brush. Transfer the pizza dough by sliding it to the oiled baking tray. You may use a metal pizza peel if desired. Attention: Use the oven mitts to carefully remove the hot baking tray from the oven and bring it back to the oven with a pizza on.

  6. Cook in the center rack of the oven for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove the pizza from the oven, and transfer it to a cutting board with parchment paper. Slice the pizza with a large knife or a pizza cutter. 

Notes

  1. Leave cherries whole instead of cutting them in half if desired.
  2. Serve the pizza warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or cherry syrup.

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