Decadent Chocolate Dessert Pizza
1 package (18 ounces) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels, melted
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
12-14 strawberries, hulled and halved
1 large banana, sliced
1/4 cup sliced almonds, chopped
Preheat oven to 350°F. Shape cookie dough into a ball and place in center of
Large Round Stone. Using lightly floured Baker's Roller(R), roll dough to a
12-inch circle, about 1/4 inch thick. Bake 12-15 minutes or until edges are set.
(Cookie will be soft. Do not overbake.) Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes.
Carefully loosen cookie from baking stone using Utility Knife; cool completely
on baking stone.
Place chocolate morsels in Classic Batter Bowl; microwave, uncovered, on HIGH
30-60 seconds or until chocolate is melted and smooth, stirring after each
20-second interval. Add cream cheese; whisk until well blended using Stainless
Steel Whisk. Spread chocolate mixture over cookie to within 1/2 inch of edge
using Small Mix 'N Scraper(R).
Reserve one strawberry for garnish. Hull remaining strawberries using Cook's
Corer(R); cut in half using Utility Knife. Slice banana with Egg Slicer Plus(R).
Arrange strawberries around edge of pizza; arrange banana slices in center of
pizza. Chop almonds using Food Chopper; sprinkle over banana slices. Create a
strawberry fan with reserved strawberry. Garnish pizza with strawberry fan. Cut
into wedges using Pizza Cutter; serve using Mini-Serving Spatula.
Yield: 16 servings or 24 sample servings
Nutrients per serving: Calories 230, Total Fat 14 g, Saturated Fat 6 g,
Cholesterol 25 mg, Carbohydrate 26 g, Protein 3 g, Sodium 110 mg, Fiber 2 g
Cook's Tip: To toast almonds, spread almonds in a single layer over bottom of
Small Oval Baker. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown;
To create a strawberry fan using the Egg Slicer Plus, open the slicer and place
the strawberry stem end down; slice most of the way through it with the wires.
Remove the strawberry from the wires and gently fan out the slices.
Source: Pampered Chef