Bavarian Cream Pizza Recipe

Bavarian Cream Pizza is a unique dessert pizza that combines the elements of traditional pizza with the creamy richness of Bavarian cream served at Cici’s Pizza

I love making Bavarian Cream Pizza because it’s a delicious dessert that combines the comfort of pizza with the decadence of Bavarian cream. This dessert pizza features a light and fluffy crust topped with a creamy Bavarian cream filling and finished with a crispy streusel topping. Each bite is a delightful blend of textures and flavors that satisfies the sweet tooth.

Making this pizza at home is a joy, and it’s always a hit with family and friends. Whether enjoyed as a special treat or served at gatherings, Bavarian Cream Pizza is sure to impress with its irresistible taste and homemade charm.

What is Bavarian Cream Pizza?

Bavarian Cream Pizza is a unique dessert that combines elements of traditional pizza with the creamy goodness of Bavarian cream. It typically consists of a light and fluffy pizza crust, topped with a smooth and rich custard filling. The pizza is then often finished with a crispy streusel topping for added texture and sweetness. Bavarian Cream Pizza offers a delightful fusion of flavors and textures, making it a delicious treat for dessert lovers.

Bavarian Cream Dessert Pizza Ingredients

For the Pizza Dough:

  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup warm water

For the Custard Filling:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp butter

For the Streusel Topping:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 tbsp melted butter

For the Cream Cheese Drizzle:

  • Cream cheese
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Milk

How to make Bavarian Cream Pizza

Step 1:

Start by preparing the pizza dough. Combine the bread flour, instant yeast, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add the warm water while stirring, until a dough forms.

Step 2:

Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5-7 minutes, until it becomes smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover it with a clean towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

Step 3:

While the dough is rising, prepare the custard filling. In a saucepan, whisk together the sugar, flour, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks and milk. Gradually add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients in the saucepan, whisking constantly.

Step 4:

Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook the custard, stirring constantly, until it thickens and comes to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and butter. Let the custard cool completely.

Step 5:

Preheat your oven to the temperature specified on the pizza dough package.

Step 6:

Roll out the pizza dough onto a baking sheet or pizza stone, forming a large circle.

Step 7:

Spread the cooled custard filling evenly over the surface of the pizza dough.

Step 8:

In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the streusel topping – flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, and melted butter. Mix until crumbly.

Step 9:

Sprinkle the streusel topping over the custard layer. and Bake the Bavarian Cream Pizza in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the streusel topping is crisp.

Step 10:

While the pizza is baking, prepare the cream cheese drizzle. Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and a splash of milk until smooth and creamy.

Step 11:

Once the pizza is done baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool slightly.

Step 12:

Drizzle the cream cheese mixture over the top of the pizza. Then slice the Bavarian Cream Pizza into wedges and serve warm.

Tips for Perfect Bavarian Cream Dessert Pizza

  • Thoroughly cook the custard: Cook the custard filling until it thickens and comes to a boil, stirring constantly to prevent burning. This ensures a smooth and creamy consistency for the filling.
  • Balance sweetness: Adjust the sweetness of the custard filling and streusel topping according to your taste preferences. You can add more or less sugar depending on how sweet you want the pizza to be.
  • Bake at the right temperature: Bake the pizza at the recommended temperature to achieve a golden brown crust and crispy streusel topping without burning.
  • Let it cool before slicing: Allow the Bavarian Cream Pizza to cool slightly before slicing to prevent the custard from oozing out and the toppings from sliding off.
  • Customize toppings: Get creative with toppings by adding fresh fruit, nuts, or chocolate shavings to enhance the flavor and visual appeal of the pizza.

What to serve with Bavarian Cream Pizza

For serving Bavarian Cream Pizza, I love to pair it with a fresh fruit salad Like better than sex Salad, adding a refreshing contrast to the rich sweetness of the pizza. Sometimes, I’ll offer whipped cream or creamy vanilla ice cream on the side, allowing guests to indulge and customize their dessert experience.

But you can also serve it with hot coffee or tea for a cozy and comforting beverage option that complements the dessert perfectly. For those looking for a more decadent pairing, dessert wine offers a luxurious match to the indulgent flavors of the Bavarian Cream Pizza.

Sparkling water with citrus slices also provides a refreshing palate cleanser between bites, enhancing the overall dining experience. Garnishing the pizza with chocolate shavings or offering them on the side adds an extra touch of chocolatey goodness. With these options, you can create a delightful dessert spread that will impress your guests.

How to store

To store Bavarian Cream Pizza, first ensure that any leftovers are properly cooled to room temperature. Then, carefully transfer the pizza to an airtight container or wrap it tightly with plastic wrap to prevent air exposure and keep it fresh. Refrigerate the pizza for up to 2-3 days to maintain its quality. When ready to enjoy again, simply reheat the pizza in the oven at a low temperature to preserve its texture and flavors.

Conclusion

This Bavarian Cream Pizza is a yummy dessert that mixes creamy Bavarian cream with the cozy feeling of pizza. Its crust is light and fluffy, while the custard filling is smooth and rich. With a crispy streusel topping, it’s perfect for sharing with friends and family at any gathering. Just follow the steps and tips to make it at home. So, go ahead and enjoy a slice of this tasty Bavarian Cream Pizza!

FAQ

Can I make Bavarian Cream Pizza without eggs?

While eggs are traditionally used in the custard filling for Bavarian Cream Pizza, you can explore alternative recipes or egg substitutes if you have dietary restrictions or preferences.

Can I use different toppings for the pizza?

Absolutely! Feel free to get creative with the toppings. You can try adding fresh fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, or even a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce.

How long does it take to bake this Bavarian Cream dessert pizza?

The baking time for the Bavarian Cream Pizza will vary depending on your oven and the thickness of the crust. Generally, it takes about 40-45 minutes at 350°F (175°C) until the filling is set and the crust is golden brown.

Bavarian Cream Pizza Recipe

Recipe by Wasian CookeryCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

slices
Prep time

1

hour 

30

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

50

minutes

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