Jeff and I both lived on campus my first year at Cal Poly, me in the dorms and him in the then-new sophomore housing section. As part of living in the dorms, you are required to sign up for the meal program which
allows forces you to eat all of your meals at on-campus restaurants. Needless to say, we got a little sick of eating the same things over and over again, so when we were looking for a treat, we would sometimes order from our local pizzeria–Woodstock’s–because they offered free delivery to the dorms.
Because, you know, we needed even more food after eating an entire pizza, we would sometimes order a “dessert pizza,” a ooey-gooey cinnamon-y frosting-y and utterly delicious creation. The other night, we were craving something a little sweet after dinner and decided to see if we could create our own version of an old favorite. I knew it was dangerous to stock up on Trader Joe’s pizza dough!
This really is one of the easiest desserts you can make, especially if you use pre-made pizza dough. We did make our own frosting–I can never seem to find a good packaged one that isn’t too “artificial”–and decided to add a touch of orange zest and juice for a little extra zing. And because we got quite a few in our CSA box this week that needed to be used!
Cinnamon Orange Dessert Pizza
1 plain pizza dough (we used Trader Joe’s pre-made)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tablespoon orange zest
2 tablespoons milk
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
Roll out pizza dough into an 8 inch circle.
Spread butter over dough then top with enough cinnamon to cover the entirety of the dough.
To make the frosting, combine vanilla, butter, powdered sugar, orange juice, and orange zest in an electric mixer and beat on medium speed. Slowly add milk until frosting reaches the desired consistency, adjusting amount as necessary.
Spread frosting on top of the pizza and then bake until crust is golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
Time: 30 minutes