Recipe of the Month: Red, White and Blue Pizza

Ingredients:

1 12” pizza base, prebaked

12 oz. hazelnut spread

4 oz. mixed red berries(strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, etc.)

4 oz. mixed dark berries(blackberries, blueberries, etc.)

2.2 oz. melted or shaved white chocolate

Instructions:

Distribute hazelnut spread over prebaked pizza base. Place the dark berries on the outside, and then place the red berries in a pile in the center. Drizzle or shave the white chocolate over the fruit. Serve warm.

Think With Your Sweet Tooth

Dessert pizzas are easy to make—and even easier to make money on, considering the food costs are low and they can fetch a pretty penny on your dessert menu. Nutella has taken its place at the forefront of the movement, but there are other dessert pizza options to be explored, too. Just start thinking with your sweet tooth:

A Washington, D.C. bakery, the Chocolate Crust (chocolatecrust.com), made headlines in the Washington Post for its unique Chocolate Crusted Pizza. The crust is prepared with a mix of white flour, dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans, while the toppings can range from blackberries and peaches to bacon and even pepperoni.

Servers at Pizza Pie Café (pizzapiecafe.co), with locations in Idaho, Utah and Arizona, urge their guests to leave room for the company’s selection of seven delectable dessert pizzas, including the Oreo Dessert, featuring housemade cream cheese frosting, Oreo crumbs and a generous drizzle of caramel sauce.

With stores in 19 states, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse (bjsrestaurants.com) has perfected the “pizookie,” a combination pizza-cookie offered in seven styles and flavors, including the deliriously decadent Salted Caramel Pizookie, made with caramel cookie dough, almond toffee, pretzel bites and white and dark chocolate chips and topped with vanilla bean ice cream, caramel sauce and Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips.