Grill every part of your meal—even dessert!
Everybody loves a good weekend grill-out this time of year. Grilling savory foods can be easy enough: burgers, hot dogs, maybe a side salad or some coleslaw. But dessert can be tricky. Most of the time I want something that’s not overly sweet, with some fresh summer flavors.
This dessert pizza is everything you need. Make the whole thing on the grill, spread on a simple yogurt-based frosting, and cover the whole thing with perfectly fresh berries. Trust me… it’ll be a hit!
To have it ready to go, I like to make the yogurt frosting first.
This is about as easy as frosting gets. Just stir together the yogurt, powdered sugar and honey. You could use any flavor of Greek yogurt, but I prefer raspberry.
The finished frosting should be thick, but not like buttercream frosting thick. It should be pourable, but really slow to pour, if that makes sense.
Once that’s stirred together, it’s time to grill some pizza dough!
The key to this is making sure your grill isn’t TOO hot, as the dough can burn. Heat the grill for medium heat (or indirect heat if you’re using charcoal) and then roll your dough out on a floured surface.
Once it’s in a large rectangle, prep the grill by rubbing the grates with a wet napkin or towel to cool them off a bit and then rub them with some neutral oil to prevent sticking.
Then you can just toss the dough right on the grates! Grill the dough, covered, for 4-5 minutes or until bubbles start to form on the surface of the dough.
Then give it a flip! You should have some nice grill marks and it’s okay if the crust is a bit crispy in places. I consider this to be about as perfect as grilled dough can get.
Grill it for another 3-4 minutes on the second side and then flip it back over. The dough should grill for about 10 minutes total, but it’s fine to rip off a tiny corner to make sure it’s cooked through.
Once the dough is off the grill, let it cool briefly and then spread on a thick layer of your yogurt frosting.
Dot the whole thing with fresh berries and slice it up for serving! The dessert is on the rich side because of the frosting, so I suggest smaller pieces.
It’s the perfect end to a great meal, courtesy of summer and your grill!
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Nick thinks he can now officially eat pizza for every part of every meal! Check out his blog, Macheesmo, and follow him on his Tablespoon profile.