Tropical Dessert Pizza & How to Cut a Pineapple!

I am so behind schedule, which I know is the story of my life!  I made this last night, and now I am up at the crack of dawn typing it up, so please forgive any typos :)

Pizza night just isn’t complete without this bad boy on the table.  There are no words to describe how good this is!  I tried to place it last night, and it kind of reminds me of a cheese danish, with tropical fruit, but better!  If you are going  to have a pizza night anytime soon, this should hands down, be on the menu for dessert!

I decided to make this after I was conned into buying a fresh pineapple this week by my 9 year old.  I love fresh pineapple, but I rarely buy it.  I have fallen for the stereotype that pineapples are hard to cut.  They aren’t !  They are so easy, and you will get atleast 3 cans worth of pineapple out of one whole pineapple.  They taste indescribably sweet!  I just can’t get enough of them. They are fabulous on the grill.  I eat it right out of the bowl, or in a fruit salad.  Or, you  could put some on your pizza! 😉

Tropical Dessert Pizza

  • 1 dessert pizza crust (recipe below)
  • 1 8oz pkg of cream cheese
  • ¼-1/3 cup of sugar
  • Diced pineapple
  • Sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 kiwi fruit sliced
  • Macadamia nuts (optional)


In a small bowl mix together the cream cheese and sugar.

Spread on to the dessert pizza crust like a sauce.  Use it all!

Sprinkle the coconut shreds on top of the pizza like cheese.

Then, add the fruit and nut toppings.

Bake at 425 for 10 minutes or until coconut starts to brown.

Homemade Dessert Pizza Crust

  • 1 pkg quick rise dry yeast or (1 TBSP)
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey (you can substitute sugar)
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 ½ cup flour


For detailed photos see my Homemade pizza post

Mix yeast in warm water, and let sit for a couple minutes.

In large bowl mix the flour, cinnamon,  honey, and olive oil.  Stir in yeast mixture.

You will have to finish mixing by hand; let sit for 5-10 minutes covered by a towel.

Flatten on greased pan, or parchment covered pan.

Use a fork to poke holes in the center of the crust so it doesn’t rise.

Bake empty crust at 425 degrees for 10 minutes

Add whatever sweet topping you want.

Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes or until pizza is finished

How to Cut a pineapple

I am full of info today!  Here is a quick tutorial on how to cut a pineapple!

Twist off the top

Cut it in half

Cut it in half again

Cut of the rind, and slice!

It’s that easy! There is a core that you may also want to cut out too, but it is much easier to do after it is cut!

Want to see more Dessert?  There are lots of “Snack”urday posts available!

I linked this recipe up over at…

Beauty and Bedlam



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  1. says

    Wow. It’s lunchtime and I’m hungry and there is nary a fruit pizza in sight around here. Not fair.

    This looks delicious. So fun to make on a grill!

  2. says

    um…how bout we say the nuts are NOT optional…cuz I can almost taste them from here! YUM. Why don’t we have dessert pizza on our table on pizza nights? Must remedy that. pronto! Sounda divine, thanks so much for sharing with Two for Tuesdays this week =)

  3. says

    I’ve never had a desert pizza before, but this sounds delicious! I’ll have to try it. Thanks for sharing this at our Two for Tuesday blog hop this week!

  4. says

    Hi Amanda! So glad you linked up to the two for tuesday recipe blog hop! I love your blog and am now following you on twitter and I grabbed your RSS feed. I adore making pizza but never thought to make a sweet one! This is a great idea and could be served like pie for desert! Thanks again and look forward to getting to know you better through your blog! Alex@amoderatelife

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