Posted on: 5 August 2015
What better way to draw your pizza party to a close than with another pizza? This dessert pizza features the refreshing flavors of lemon and lime, along with the exciting crunch of almonds and a hint of sweet vanilla. It's made with a non-yeast crust, so it comes together in a snap. You can probably make the whole thing while you're waiting for your main dish, delivery pizza to arrive (from a local place like Greg's Pizza).
- 1 ½ cups flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup butter
- ¼ cup cold water
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ¼ cup lime juice
- ¼ cup sugar, plus 2 teaspoons
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- ½ cup slivered almonds
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
You will start by making the lemon-lime pizza topping, so it has time to cool while you make the crust. Combine the lemon juice, lime juice, ¼ cup sugar, and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Stir constantly as you bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat. When the mixture begins simmering, start your timer for 2 minutes. The mixture should be thick and clear by the time the timer rings. Remove the pan from the heat, and place it in the refrigerator to cool.
To make the pizza crust, begin by measuring the flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Give them a quick stir, and then add the butter to the mix. Use a fork or pastry blender to work the butter into the flour until coarse crumbs form. Then, create a well in the center of the mixture, and pour in the water. Mix just until the dough is evenly moistened and can be gathered into a ball.
Roll the dough out on a floured surface to create a circle that is approximately 12 inches in diameter. It does not have to be perfect! Use a spatula to loosen the crust from the counter and transfer it to a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush the crust with the melted butter, and sprinkle it with the remaining 2 teaspoons of white sugar.
Bake the pizza crust at 400 degrees F for 20–25 minutes, or until it is brown around the edges and appears crispy in the center. Remove it from the oven, and allow it to cool directly on the baking sheet.
When the crust is cool, spread the lemon-lime mixture over it evenly. Top it with the almonds and powdered sugar. Slice the dessert pizza as desired, and enjoy!Share