Gingerbread pizza dough covered in brown sugar ricotta, walnuts, and sugared cranberries. Serve it as an elegant dessert at your holiday party.
That’s why I’m so excited to share this Gingerbread Pizza. When the Terra Flame by Princess House Ultimate Grill, Bake & Serve Stone arrived on my door step, the first thing that impressed me was the shear weight of the thing. This, my friends, is one heck of a baking stone.
But I just knew that the first thing I had to do with this stone is make a pizza. But not just any pizza. Something elegant and refined, the way the stone looks to me. Christmas is not far away, and my mind turned to sweet things. Gingery sweet things, thanks to this series on Simple Bites about building gingerbread houses.
Pizza dough is perfect for this post, because Princess House also sent me their Specialty Stainless Steel 5-Qt. Mixing Bowl with Lid & Base. I’m smitten with this weighty mixing bowl. The base holds it steady on any surface, which means mixing this pizza dough by hand would not be an issue. The lid means not messing around with plastic wrap to cover the dough for rising, which I am always tearing into the wrong size. Pretty sweet.
Much like the dessert pizza at the NYC restaurant Max Brenner’s Chocolate by the Bald Man, I knew that the sweetness of this dessert pizza should come from its toppings. The only slightly sweet base mellows the entire pizza, and keeps you coming back for more.
Keep in mind that sugared cranberries need to be made a day in advance – they soak in simple syrup overnight. If you’d rather get to your pizza quicker, you could probably get away with simple fresh cranberries and some extra sparkling sugar or honey glaze on top of the pizza as it comes out of the oven. But it won’t be as pretty.