Raspberry Brie Dessert Pizza with Rosemary and Candied Pecans

This sweet dessert pizza has it all, and then some— creamy brie cheese, both raspberry jam and fresh raspberries, chopped rosemary, candied pecans and a drizzle of honey for good measure.

Raspberry Brie Pizza

Let’s get Pizza Week off on a sweet start, shall we?

All week long you’ll be seeing pizzas from some of your favorite food bloggers, all brought together by the fun folks from Nosh On It. Is it any surprise that I’m bringing a dessert pizza to the party?

Raspberry Brie Pizza
Raspberry Brie Pizza
Raspberry Brie Pizza

I started with my basic pizza crust recipe and added a bit of honey to help tie it to all the sweet, delicious things I was going to pile on top. Like slices of brie, raspberry preserves, fresh raspberries and chopped rosemary. And as if that wasn’t enough, I added candied pecans and honey after it came out of the oven.

Raspberry Brie Pizza

This dessert pizza turned out just as beautiful as I’d envisioned, and tasted ten times better. I think my eyes may have rolled back into my head in sheer ecstasy after that first bite. (I’m sorry, is that too much information?) No exaggeration either, it was really that good.

All of the ingredients in this pizza come together to create one unforgettable appetizer, snack or dessert. It’s enough for a crowd, though you may not want to share.

Raspberry Brie Pizza

But enough about my pizza, let’s get back to Pizza Week! Follow along with the hashtag #PizzaWeek on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, be sure to check out our Pinterest board for all kinds of pizza inspiration, and Nosh On It’s site for updates.

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Here is a sampling of the great pizzas shared this week. You can find a full roundup here.

Shrimp and Grit Naan Pizza with Cajun Remoulade Sauce from Climbing Grier Mountain
Kale and Artichoke Pizza with Garlic Ricotta from The Corner Kitchen
Deep Dish Stuffed Apple Pie Pizza from Canella Vita
Caramelized Spring Onion & Fennel Pizza with Beer Crust from Girl Versus Dough
Grilled Pineapple, Crispy Pork Belly, Burrata and Arugula Pizza from Pineapple and Coconut
Carne Asada Taco Pizza from Mountain Mama Cooks
Spring Berry Pizza with Arugula and Prosciutto from FoodieCrush
Spinach Artichoke Pizza from The Vintage Mixer

Raspberry Brie Pizza
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Raspberry Brie Dessert Pizza with Rosemary and Candied Pecans

Yield: About 4-8 servings, depending on size

Raspberry Brie Dessert Pizza with Rosemary and Candied Pecans

This sweet pizza made with brie cheese, raspberries, rosemary and candied pecans is perfect as either an appetizer or dessert.

Ingredients

    For the crust:
  • 1/2 cup (118 ml) water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 cups (180 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon active-dry yeast
  • For the toppings:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2-3 ounces (57-85 grams) brie cheese, thinly sliced and rind removed
  • 1/3 cup (113 grams) raspberry jam or preserves
  • 1 cup (113 grams) fresh raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • Candied pecans (recipe below)
  • Good quality honey, for drizzling
  • For the candied pecans:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (110 grams) pecans, whole or pieces

Instructions

    To prepare the crust:
  1. In a small saucepan set over low heat, warm the water, olive oil and honey until honey is dissolved. Set aside for a few minutes to cool slightly, aiming for 120-130 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the flour, salt and yeast. Add the warm liquids and mix until combined. Knead dough until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  3. Place dough in a greased bowl and cover with greased plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  4. To make the candied pecans:
  5. In a small saucepan set over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the sugar, cinnamon, and pecans and cook until sugar is caramelized, stirring often, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer nuts to wax paper to cool completely.
  6. To assemble the pizza:
  7. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  8. Gently punch down the dough to release the gases and knead a few times. Let rest for about 5 minutes. On a clean surface, roll out to 8-10 inch circle or oval. No need to be exact. Transfer to the prepared sheet pan.
  9. Brush dough with olive oil. Space brie slices on the dough, then drop small spoonfuls of raspberry jam amongst the brie. Place about half of the fresh raspberries on the pizza. Sprinkle with the rosemary.
  10. Bake until crust is golden and cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Slice and serve immediately with the remaining raspberries and half of the candied pecans (save the remaining candied pecans for another purpose, i.e. snacking)
http://www.completelydelicious.com/raspberry-brie-dessert-pizza/

I have to give Ashton of Something Swanky and her gorgeous Blackberry Brie Pizza a little credit in helping me with my recipe. A vague idea of what I wanted to do has been floating in my mind for weeks, but it wasn’t until I saw her pizza that it really came together. Thank you, Ashton, for helping me connect the dots!