Easy Heart Shaped Dessert Pizza

Store bought pizza dough is shaped into a heart and spread with oats, brown sugar and cinnamon. After it's baked, it's drizzled with a cream cheese frosting for a delicious, no fuss dessert pizza for any day of the year!
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We're a pizza loving family and dessert pizza is always on our Dominos or Papa Murphy's order! That crumbly and gooey brown sugar, cinnamon and oats topping is such a perfect accompaniment to perfectly baked pizza dough, isn't it? Are you getting hungry yet, LOL?

It's the first Pinterest Challenge of 2023 and I'm joining my friends. Thanks to Cindy of County Road 407 for putting this challenge together. Normally we all put our own spin on a decorative post but today we're all sharing Valentines Day desserts! How's that for an online sugar coma? Did you see Laura's No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait? I can't wait to try it! There are 15 goodies today so be sure to visit all the desserts at the bottom of this post ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Heart Shaped Dessert Pizza

Mr DIY did all the grocery shopping over the holidays as I was sick with the flu. The aches and pains only lasted a couple days, but the fatigue went on foreeeever! I really relied on my bread machine to make easy meals (think cinnamon buns, pizza buns, banana beignets and more!).

I may finally be over the flu, but now I have the dreaded task of trying to lose the flour belly I grew over the holidays, haha!

Anyways, with Valentines Day just around the corner, regardless of all the junk we ate over Christmas, most of us are going to make some kind of Valentines day dessert for our significant other or our families.

This dessert pizza was so fast and easy to make I see it becoming a staple on the nights we indulge in pizza! It was made even faster with the help of Aldi's premade pizza dough.

I adapted this recipe I found at The Recipe Critic and tweaked it to make it my own, adjusting the amounts and adding chocolate because! A dessert pizza is admittedly not the prettiest dessert out there, but it went over very well with my family! Gone in 60 seconds ๐Ÿ˜‹ 

Ingredients

  • pizza dough (your favorite recipe or purchased from the store)
  • olive oil

Pizza Topping

  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup oats (I used old fashioned)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate)

Frosting

  • 2 Tbs butter, softened
  • 1 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 6 Tbs sifted powdered sugar
  • scant 1/4 tsp vanilla (optional)
  • pink food coloring (optional)

Tools



You can have a dessert pizza made in about 30 minutes, it's really not complicated at all!

How do I make a heart shaped pizza?

I'll be showing you details below, it's really much simpler than I thought it would be! The secret is using the kitchen shears to snip the dough, it is easy to shape after that. Keep reading!

The trick to successfully working with pizza dough is to have it at room temperature, and use oil, not flour when shaping it!

I didn't think I would need the whole ball of Aldi pizza dough, so I cut the bag in half and put the other half in a ziploc bag in the fridge.


Directions

Preheat oven to 400°.

Put ball of dough into bowl and drizzle with a little olive oil. Use your hand to rub the oil onto dough, all over. Cover with a tea towel and let it come to room temperature.

Press dough into a circle on pizza pan and use fingers to press it larger, rotating pan to keep circle shape. To shape pizza dough into a heart, use kitchen shears to snip dough about 1/3 of the way through. Now use fingers to press and round dough into a heart. Round the top and bottom (it's very difficult to get a point at the bottom). When you have the size and shape you're happy with, set dough aside to rest while you get the toppings ready.
Mix topping ingredients with a fork, minus the butter, breaking up clumps. Pour melted butter over top and mix well.

Spread this mixture onto pizza dough, leaving about 1/2"-1" edge. Top with chocolate chips, if using.

Bake pizza at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until crust is starting to darken and topping is bubbly. Remove pizza from oven and let cool for 5 min before drizzling cream cheese frosting over top.

Cream Cheese Frosting

I mixed the frosting ingredients in my stand mixer, then mixed a little pink food coloring (a last minute decision) and used a funnel to transfer it to a plastic squeeze top bottle. You can microwave the frosting for about 10 seconds to thin it if necessary, then drizzle as much as you want over the dessert pizza.*

*In my family's opinion, the frosting is really unnecessary and makes the dessert pizza taste too sweet! It does make a nice presentation, so use your discretion!



Cut pizza with a sharp knife and dig in! It's best when it's still warm.



The Aldi pizza dough makes a pizza that is slightly chewy, with crispy crunchy edges. But the star of this dessert pizza is the gooey topping!

Of course, you could also make a standard round dessert pizza; I made a second dessert pizza the next day and went with the easier round shape. My family didn't seem to care, they were just happy to have another warm and yummy dessert pizza to eat!


Dessert pizza is a quick and easy dessert to make this Valentines day, or whenever you want to say I love you ❤❤

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  1. Hi Niky! Pinned! What a fun idea!

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  2. Oh my goodness what I sweet treat. I would eat it for breakfast!

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    1. Thank you Laura, me too, sadly there were no leftovers, LOL.

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  3. Ok I know I am behind, but I hav't had pizza dessert before, so this is definitely something that I will be making. So easy and looks so yummy. Pinned.

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  4. How yummy! When my boys were little we would have heart shaped pizza. I wish I would have known to make one of these, too!

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    1. We can't order pizza without adding a dessert one! From now on I'll be making this instead!

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  5. Cindy, your dessert pizza is just as cute as it could be! Thank you so much for the recipe. The Mister will love this much more than ordering one!

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    1. Thanks so much Michelle and you are very welcome! Hope you both enjoy ๐Ÿ’•

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  6. Yum! I love an easy recipe like this.

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  7. This is just the cutest and so unique. I have pinned it for later, I want to make this with my grandkids. Yummy!

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  8. Love the chocolate and streusel topping. The heart shape one definitely looks better for pictures, though;) Pinned!

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  9. OH how fun! When my kids were young, we used to alwasy get heart-shaped pizza from a local place for Valentine's Day. This brings back memories. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Niky, we still do ;) which is why I decided to try making it myself, and it's even better!

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  10. I'm loving all these easy and yummy recipes! I'll def need to try this one! I'm watching the grands the first weekend of February, and I just may need to add this to the list! It's egg-free, too!

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  11. Cindy, what a yummy idea. I definitely would vote for the heart shape. I know it tastes delicious either way.

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    1. Thanks Carol, the heart shape makes it extra special xx

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  12. Cindy, I love this idea for dessert!! We do cook pizzas on our BBQ or in the newer Ooni pizza oven, but I haven't tried a dessert pizza yet. ;) Will have to have Charles' mother over and bake one. <3 Enjoy yours!!!

    Happy Valentine's hugs,
    Barb :)

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  13. Girl that entire pizza heart is only one serving in my book and I could easily eat that whole thing! I love oats on stuff and adding chocolate - well, say no more! Looking forward to trying this. We do a lot of fruit pizzas so this will different. Love it! Thank you for joining us. pinned

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    1. Haha, I could easily eat the entire thing myself too! Hope you love it ;)

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  14. Ohhh...I have never had a dessert pizza, but am inspired to give this a try! It looks amazing! Pinned!

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