Pick your Poison… Pizza

October 16, 2010

in American,Pies & Tarts,Recipes

Pick your Poison Pizza

Thank you all so much for voting me onto the next round of Project Food Blog, we’ve made it half-way can you believe that?

Before you I present my post for challenge #5, you may be wondering what this challenge titled “Recipe Remix” is all about?

Well, for starters the “Recipe” selected for us was Pizza, and the “Remix” could pretty much be anything. Using molecular gastronomy, sharing your best kept secrets, or totally re-inventing it.

Our pizza criteria was the following: A solid base, a sauce, and at least one topping.

Seems simple enough, right? No, not really… I had the hardest time trying to decide what to make for you. I don’t really have any super secrets to create an amazing pizza. I haven’t had the opportunity to dive into molecular gastronomy just yet, but working my way towards it for sure. And, given the theme of my blog, you know it wasn’t going to be savory. So, dessert pizza it is…

Then, after much thought and deliberation I decided that one dessert pizza just wouldn’t be enough, so I made you two. :)

Who doesn’t love choices right? So, go ahead… pick your poison!

Here’s to hoping that you’ll at least like one… but, both would be even better!

Puff Pastry Pizza Crust
Peanut Butter Overload Pizza
Peanut Butter Overload Pizza
Peanut Butter Overload Pizza
Peanut Butter Overload Pizza

Peanut Butter Overload Pizza

Egg Wash
1 egg
1 tablespoon water

With a small whisk or fork combine the egg and water.

Pizza
1 9″ pie crust, homemade or store bought
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon roasted and salted peanuts, chopped
2 tablespoons peanut butter chips
4 mini reese’s peanut butter cups
room temperature butter and sugar for pizza pan

With a pastry brush, cover pizza pan with plenty of butter, then dust with sugar. Place pie dough over pizza pan, trim to fit if necessary, pierce bottom with fork and brush with egg wash.

Prebake pie crust in a 400 degree F oven for 15-20 minutes.

In a small bowl whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form, fold in peanut butter, and stir in honey.

Top crust with peanut butter cream, sprinkle with remaining ingredients and serve.

Note: Allow pie crust to cool a little before assembling.

Pie Pizza Crust
Banana Ganache
Chunky Monkey Pizza
Chunky Monkey Pizza

Chunky Monkey Pizza

Egg Wash
1 egg
1 tablespoon water

With a small whisk or fork combine the egg and water.

Banana Ganache
adapted from The Secrets of Baking by Sherry Yard

2 ounces bittersweet chocolate
2 ounces milk chocolate
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 ripe banana

Mash banana with a fork, immersion blender, or food processor.

Combine chocolate in a heat-proof bowl.

Bring heavy cream and corn syrup to a boil, then pour over chocolate. Allow it to rest for 1 minute then stir until chocolate is completely dissolved.

Let ganache rest for 3 minutes, pour in mashed banana and stir until completely combined.

Pizza
1 sheet puff pastry, homemade or store bought
1 banana, sliced
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar for sprinkling
butter and sugar for pizza pan

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

With a pastry brush, cover pizza pan with plenty of butter, then dust with sugar.

Place puff pastry over pizza pan, trim to fit if necessary and pierce bottom with fork, brush with egg wash and bake for 15-18 minutes.

Allow crust to cool, then spread with banana ganache. Place sliced bananas over pizza and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.

With a kitchen blowtorch caramelize sugar and bananas to give them a little color.

Sprinkle pizza with chopped walnuts and serve immediately.

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1 Kathy Gori October 16, 2010 at 9:11 pm

OMG! I shouldn’t be looking at this right now seeing as I can’t eat anything. Just beautiful.

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2 Maya October 16, 2010 at 11:04 pm

I love both of these poisons! Eating these pizzas are a great way to go (if one really must, that it). Fabulous job, as always.

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3 Sharlene (Wheels and Lollipops) October 17, 2010 at 2:52 am

What a great twist !!! Great job and the more the merrier right ? :)
Good Look !!

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4 Daydreamer Desserts October 18, 2010 at 8:32 pm

That’s what I always say… ;) Thank you!

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5 Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite October 17, 2010 at 3:03 am

I would love one or both of those for my breakfast right now!

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6 kateiscooking October 17, 2010 at 4:57 am

OMG – that banana ganache sounds incredible!!! kate@kateiscooking

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7 Belinda @zomppa October 17, 2010 at 6:04 am

Now THAT’s what I call a pizza!

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8 Winnie October 17, 2010 at 6:34 am

Oh my, they both look beyond delicious. Love what you did for this challenge- so yummy and creative- fabulous job!

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9 Daydreamer Desserts October 18, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Thank you so much!

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10 Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels October 17, 2010 at 6:39 am

Oh my goodness I love you! (is that a bit too much?!) Your pizzas are so creative and so delicious looking. Do you know how badly I want to eat your Peanut Butter Overload Pizza for breakfast?! Peanut butter and chocolate is my absolute favorite combination! I could honestly go on and on how amazing you are and how incredible your pizzas are.
I would LOVE to make the Chunky Monkey Pizza but sadly I’m allergic to bananas. So thank goodness I have two options!

Your pictures are beautiful too. I especially love the picture of the cooked pizza crust in the pan.

You have my vote! Best of luck. Mmm I’m still drooling. :)

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11 Daydreamer Desserts October 17, 2010 at 7:58 am

Thank you! Both tasted amazing… but, shhhh don’t tell anyone my favorite was the peanut butter overload! ;)

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12 sippitysup October 17, 2010 at 7:35 am

I don’t have to pick between the two, right? You will let me have a ‘slice’ of each. GREG

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13 Daydreamer Desserts October 17, 2010 at 7:56 am

Oh of course… it’s all about sharing!

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14 Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) October 17, 2010 at 10:39 am

OMG…love it!! So very creative…can’t wait to give you a vote tomorrow!

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15 saltyseattle October 17, 2010 at 12:28 pm

your dessert pizzas are such a fun interpretation- an all around fantastic post. you, my dear, are the whole package.

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16 Jennifer @ Maple n Cornbread October 17, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Chunk monkey pizza…. so creative and amazing!!

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17 Caitlin Lavagnino October 17, 2010 at 2:15 pm

peanut butter and pizza! two great things that are greater together!

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18 Jeanne October 17, 2010 at 6:01 pm

I can’t name my poison until I try one of each…they both look equally sweet!

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19 Joan Nova October 17, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Great entry for pizza remix — and congratulations on the Nature’s Pride sponsorship.

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20 Daydreamer Desserts October 18, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Thank you so much I’m looking forward to sharing my Honey Wheat Ice Cream with everyone at the Foodbuzz Festival in November!

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21 Amy October 17, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Your dessert pizza looks amazing! Peanut butter and bananas…yummy! The photos are beautiful as well :)!

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22 Mariko October 17, 2010 at 8:27 pm

I won’t be able to choose. Don’t make me choose! :)

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23 Sally from My Custard Pie October 17, 2010 at 11:35 pm

It’s a delight to read your posts – I know my daughter’s would utterly approve of these pizzas. So I’ll have to vote on their behalf.

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24 tsanko October 18, 2010 at 6:56 am

Wonderful ..thanks a lot for posting a good informitive blog

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25 Heather October 18, 2010 at 8:10 am

Sweet jesus. I need both of these in my life.

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26 Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot October 18, 2010 at 8:50 am

I am loving this deep dish puff pastry pizza crust! Such a good idea. And your topping combinations are classically delicious especially that caramelized banana. Good luck and you have my vote!

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27 Daydreamer Desserts October 18, 2010 at 8:36 pm

The puff pastry made the pizza light without losing crunch, I really liked it too! Thank you!

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28 Leila @ My Barbarian Table October 18, 2010 at 8:56 am

fantastic! well done, great post! both of these look delish, considering my breakfast options now.
good luck with PFB, you’ve got my vote!!
Leila

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29 Marc @ NoRecipes October 18, 2010 at 9:33 am

Wow that looks very decadent! Congrats on making it to round 5. Good luck!

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30 Jacob's Kitchen October 18, 2010 at 9:36 am

Is there a single ingredient in this pizza that doesn’t sound amazing? Wow. What a decadent treat. My mouth is watering just looking at it. Nicely done. So much better than the typical dessert pizza fare that one finds these days. I voted for you again!

Good luck! hope to see us both in round 6! =)

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31 Daydreamer Desserts October 18, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Thank you so much, I was pretty pleased with them. :) Thank you, and definitely hope to see us both in round 6!

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32 Lisa October 18, 2010 at 9:54 am

Now that is a pizza pie. I’d especially love the peanut butter overload one. I voted.

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33 Lisa~Korean American Mommy October 18, 2010 at 10:23 am

Oh my! I’d love both right about now. Wonderful job! Voted.

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34 the blissful baker October 18, 2010 at 11:25 am

OMG that looks like the best pizza ever!

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35 Michael / South Bay Foodies October 18, 2010 at 11:36 am

Wow! I think I just went to peanut butter heaven. :D

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36 Tender Is the Bite October 18, 2010 at 11:39 am

Great pictures, these look delicious! I too made something similar to your Chunky Monkey Pizza for this round, but with Nutella and it was a hit. Sweet pizzas are going to start being a regular thing for us at home!

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37 Lisa Orgler October 18, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Wow!! These look fabulous! Great job…and I can’t wait to try your recipes.

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38 The Young Foodie October 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Now THAT’S a pizza!!! Can you send one to Austria for me? Fantastic post! You get a VOTE from me!

The Young Foodie

http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/5/view/1422

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39 Camala - CC Recipe October 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm

I want them both! They look amazing, good luck:)

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40 Sues October 18, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Any pizza called Peanut Butter Overload is right up my alley!! But the Chunky Monkey one looks awesome too. Nice job!!! Now I’m hungry for dessert :)

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41 Foododelmundo October 18, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Ummm…how ’bout I pick two poisons? Fun, informative and drool-worthy entry! You’ve got my vote. -Katy

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42 Kimmy October 18, 2010 at 4:10 pm

I love the chunky monkey version! A really fun take on pizza, good luck!

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43 Tiny Urban Kitchen October 18, 2010 at 4:15 pm

omg . . sugar overload! I love the little peanut butter cups in the first one.

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44 Sweet Swallows October 18, 2010 at 4:35 pm

OMG, please put that banana pizza IN MY BELLY!

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45 Marie (FoodNouveau) October 18, 2010 at 5:36 pm

I can’t get enough of dessert pizzas! Using puff pastry make them even more luscious.

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46 Debbie October 18, 2010 at 5:54 pm

I have to admit that I voted for you before I even opened the blog, your pictures are so enticing I wanted to lick the computer! Ok not really, but upon reading the blog I found not one but two recipes and I love both chocolate and peanut butter and chocolate and banana. I can’t wait to try your sweet pizzas!

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47 Daydreamer Desserts October 18, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Thanks for the vote and the visit… here’s to more sweet surprises in the future!

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48 Reeni October 18, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Your pizzas look heavenly! I am really loving your peanut butter overload! Irresistible!

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49 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction October 18, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Those pizzas look soooo good! And, your photos are absolutely stunning. I want a slice (or two) right now!

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50 Shelly Borrell (Nibbles of Tidbits) October 18, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Looks beautiful and tasty!!! One vote deposited here. Good luck.

Shelly :)

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51 Lori Lynn October 18, 2010 at 8:05 pm

What an absolute surprise…I am not a fan of sweet, but this is awesome! Great choice, terrific photos. Good luck, happy to give my vote!
LL

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52 bridget {bake at 350} October 18, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Oh my goodness!!! I will ask you AGAIN, Josie….how in the world do you stay so thin?!?

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53 Daydreamer Desserts October 18, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Oh hon, if you only new. LOL I’ve probably packed on about 10-15 lbs since I started my blog. The damage would have probably been worse if I didn’t at a minimum try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. :)

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54 Jen@Twenty-Something and Starving October 18, 2010 at 8:08 pm

O.M.G. I will make these and I will devour them and I will vote for you. Holy goodness they look insaneeeeeee!!!!!!

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55 Nancy@acommunaltable October 18, 2010 at 9:29 pm

We love pizza and you’ve just taken it to a WHOLE ‘nother level!! Amazing entry!! I’d have to say I’d go for #1, but I wouldn’t turn down #2 either. Good thing I don’t have either one in front of me….

Congrats on making round #5 – can’t wait to see what you make for round #6!

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56 saltyseattle October 18, 2010 at 10:41 pm

my poison is picked- I’ll take one of each, please:)

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57 Marisa October 19, 2010 at 1:37 am

My inner sugar monster is jumping up & down with joy and wants me to ask you if it can come live with you. So.. no pressure.

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58 fooddreamer October 19, 2010 at 7:07 am

Both look fantastic and worthy of a vote!

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59 Kathy F. October 19, 2010 at 11:17 am

DEFINITELY THE PEANUT BUTTER PIZZA!!!!

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60 Serene October 19, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Gorgeous, and I love the idea of a puff-pastry pizza crust.

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61 Sharon (umommy) October 19, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Now that’s my kind of pizza! Fun post – you got my vote!

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62 Maria October 19, 2010 at 7:11 pm

What an incredible dessert!

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63 Adelina October 19, 2010 at 9:48 pm

This is something that my 9 year old will go crazy for…

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64 Butter October 20, 2010 at 6:21 am

Heavenly….So happy you did two :) I will start with the Chunky Monkey…mmmmm.
Voted!
- Butter

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65 Krissyp October 20, 2010 at 7:04 am

Oh my! Looks amazing.

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66 Lizzy November 15, 2010 at 4:52 am

very true..Made in heaven…Lovely…

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67 Magic of Spice October 20, 2010 at 7:24 am

These are both amazingly creative as well as gorgeous :)

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68 cookeatlove October 20, 2010 at 7:55 am

Your pizza’s look so so yummy! I love all of your combinations.

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69 Dana October 20, 2010 at 10:33 am

Both of these sound absolutely amazing! Oh my yum!

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70 Jun Belen October 20, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Oh my goodness that’s sooo droolworthy! Love it! I’m a new reader and thanks to PFB I found your blog. Lowely post, well done!!

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71 Food Lover October 21, 2010 at 2:22 am

yummyyyy, I love these pizzas, look really yummy simply because they have chocolate I LOVE it, thanks & wish you good luck :)

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72 Cindy Waffles October 21, 2010 at 8:52 am

That looks so deadly yet so captivating and delicious at the same time!

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73 Rachel Joyce October 21, 2010 at 11:38 am

Your dessert pizza photos are amazing, and no kidding Peanut Butter overload! Wow, great for this time of year. Reese’s peanut butter cups were also my favorite candy to get in my bag o’goodies. Good luck in the next round!

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74 thetwistedchef October 21, 2010 at 12:45 pm

LOVE this recipe! I can’t wait to go home and try something very similar… only perhaps with a shortbread crust… but oh yum! thanks for sharing. I am SO voting for you.

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75 The Cilantropist October 21, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Yummmmm banana and chocolate are my favs!

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76 GreenGirl October 23, 2010 at 6:18 pm

your pizzas are made in Heaven, I don’t know anyone who would resist temptation

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