We have pizza at our house (almost) every Friday night. It is usually homemade, but sometimes we have the treat of the pizza man delivering it to our door. The kids have really started to really look forward to “Friday Night Pizza Night.” Everyone rushes to get their afternoon chores done so that they can help make the pizzas.
I always make a big batch of dough about once a week and keep it in the fridge. This dough gets used for bread, cinnamon rolls, and pizza crust.
This is the recipe that I have used for years. If you are looking for a great homemade pizza dough recipe, give this one a try: Bucket Bread
This week, after we had made a hamburger and pepperoni pizza for our main dish, we had just enough dough left over (a dough ball about the size of a grapefruit) to make this dessert pizza.
This is what we did:
1. Rolled out the dough and placed on a greased cookie sheet.
2. Melted 3 tablespoons of butter and had my daughter brush it onto the dough.
3. Sprinkled about 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg on top of the butter. We also add a teeny pinch of black pepper. I know it sounds strange, but it really brings out the sweetness.
4. Baked at 450 degrees for about 10 minutes.
While it was baking, I mixed up a simple glaze of 2 teaspoons of softened butter, 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and 2 teaspoons of milk.
My daughter and I pulled out the pizza and let it cool for a few minutes before drizzling it with the glaze, cutting it into slices, and devouring it with the rest of the family. It was delicious (and it smelled very cinnamon-y and fall-ish in our home-lovely!).
P.S. Every week, Lincoln loves to help mama with Friday night pizza night. Making lots of great (and messy) memories! 🙂