For a delicious dessert pizza, top Homemade Pizza Dough with cream cheese, brown sugar, cinnamon, and pineapple slices, drizzle it with a caramel topping, and sprinkle it with toasted pecans. 

Recipe by Southern Living August 2015


Credit: Alison Miksch; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe Summary

20 mins
2 hrs 40 mins
Makes 8 (6- to 8-inch) pizzas


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare Homemade Pizza Dough, and grill both sides of rounds according to Our Grilled Pizza Technique (below). Cool crusts 10 minutes. Stir together 3 Tbsp. light brown sugar and 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon. Cut pineapple into 1/2-inch slices, and spread brown sugar mixture on both sides. Grill, covered with grill lid, 1 minute on each side or until grill marks appear. Stir together softened cream cheese, 3 Tbsp. light brown sugar, and 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon. Spread about 2 Tbsp. cream cheese mixture on each grilled pizza crust, and top with grilled pineapple slices. Drizzle with warm jarred caramel topping, and sprinkle with toasted pecans and fresh mint.

  • Master Our Grilled Pizza Technique

  • Preheat grill to high (at least 400°) heat. Slide pizza dough rounds directly onto grill grate (cornmeal side down) from baking sheet, and grill, covered with grill lid, 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully flip dough.

  • Top cooked side of crust with desired sauce and toppings.

  • Grill, covered with grill lid, 3 to 4 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.