The other day I had some friends over for a barbecue. I wanted to make a dessert but had no idea what to make. Then I decided to make a dessert pizza in the style of banana’s foster. While I did not flambe it, I still gave it the characteristic flavor.

So Tasty!!
So Tasty!!

As you can see I covered it in icing too. Like bacon, everything is better with icing.

Banana Dessert Pizza

  • Pizza Dough – (Basic Pizza Dough Recipe)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 stick (2 tbs) unsalted butter butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 bananas
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla

The first step is to make the pizza dough and let it rise till it doubles.  Here is a simple and easy pizza dough. If you are running short on time, almost all grocery stores have pre-made pizza dough in the deli section.  Or, you can always stop by a local pizzaria and purchase the pre-made dough.

Pizza Dough
Pizza Dough

Take your dough and stretch and toss it until you get a round thin dough.

Stretch it out
Stretch it out

Next cut up three bananas into 1/4 inch thick rounds and spread them over the dough.

Layer the bananas
Layer the bananas

In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, brown sugar and butter.

Combine the sugar and butter
Combine the sugar and butter

Using a fork or pastry blender combine the ingredients until the butter is chopped up and pea sized.

Blend the butter and sugar together using a fork or pastry blender
Blend the butter and sugar together using a fork or pastry blender

Next add the cinnamon and blend again.

Cinnamon
Cinnamon

Next sprinkle over the top of the bananas.  I know it won’t look like much but it will melt and cover the bananas perfectly.

Sprinkle on the sugar mixture
Sprinkle on the sugar mixture

Place in a preheated 425 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.  When the sugar is melted and the crust is golden brown it is perfectly cooked.

Perfectly Cooked
Perfectly Cooked

Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.  While the pizza is cooling mix up the icing by combining the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla.  The amount of milk will vary but make sure your icing is rather thick as it will melt under the heat of the pizza. Drizzle the icing over the pizza and serve.

Drizzle with the icing
Drizzle with the icing

This is a great dessert pizza.  Besides bananas, it would work great with apples, peaches, pears etc…

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

6 Comments

  1. Yum, i made this for dessert tonight. Instead of the icing topping, we had ice-cream. Delicious!

  2. I think I'd go with brown sugar. Not sure how I feel about banana with bread. But I'd still try your dessert pizza, and it's healthy too.

  3. is it best served the night its made or can I make it the night before its served?

    • Stephanie, it is best the day of. I have not tried it the day before, but I am pretty sure that it would be mushy.

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