Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pizza #DessertChallenge

It’s time for another #DessertChallenge Party sponsored by Sheryl from The Lady Behind the Curtain . Thanks Sheryl for another fun challenge!

This month we’re pairing classic pumpkin and cream cheese in exciting new ways!

I chose to try a dessert pizza. The crust has a boost of flavor from the addition of pumpkin pie spice. Cinnamon adds a kick to pureed pumpkin layer. Whipped cream cheese is so spreadable and a sprinkle of toasted pecans finishes off the “pizza”. I dusted the top with a little cinnamon-sugar for good measure.

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Lady Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge

 

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pizza

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon dry active yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons plus1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water 100-110 degrees
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup plus 3 Tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • 1 8 ounce package whipped cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts, (walnuts, pecans or pistachios)
  • Cinnamon and sugar for sprinkling (optional)

Instructions:

Mix together yeast, warm water and 1 teaspoon sugar. Set in a warm area and allow starter to double in size (10 to 15 minutes).

In a large bowl, mix together flour, spice and remaining sugar. Blend in 3 Tablespoons pumpkin and yeast mixture.

Knead until thoroughly mixed. Roll dough into a 9-inch circle. Cover and allow dough to rise until almost doubled in thickness, about 15 minutes.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 5 to 10 minutes until baked through and crust is lightly browned. Cool before topping.

Topping:

Mix together pumpkin, powdered sugar and cinnamon. Spread over crust.

Spread cream cheese over pumpkin layer.

Sprinkle with chopped nuts and cinnamon/sugar if desired.

Refrigerate until serving time and refrigerate any leftovers.

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pizza #DessertChallenge
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon dry active yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons plus1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ cup warm water 100-110 degrees
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup plus 3 Tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • 1 8 ounce package whipped cream cheese
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup chopped nuts, (walnuts, pecans or pistachios)
  • Cinnamon and sugar for sprinkling (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix together yeast, warm water and 1 teaspoon sugar. Set in a warm area and allow starter to double in size (10 to 15 minutes).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, spice and remaining sugar. Blend in 3 Tablespoons pumpkin and yeast mixture.
  3. Knead until thoroughly mixed. Roll dough into a 9-inch circle. Cover and allow dough to rise until almost doubled in thickness, about 15 minutes.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for about 5 to 10 minutes until baked through and crust is lightly browned. Cool before topping.
  5. Topping:
  6. Mix together pumpkin, powdered sugar and cinnamon. Spread over crust.
  7. Spread cream cheese over pumpkin layer.
  8. Sprinkle with chopped nuts and cinnamon/sugar if desired.
  9. Refrigerate until serving time and refrigerate any leftovers.

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21 Responses to Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pizza #DessertChallenge

  1. LuAnn Braley says:

    Wow…that looks really, really good! I should’ve used whipped cream cheese for mine; but I never thought about that. Thanks for the idea and the recipe!
    LuAnn Braley recently posted..#31 Days – Pumpkin & Cream Cheese CandyMy Profile

  2. I love that you made pizza! Stopping in from the dessert challenge.
    Emily @ It Bakes Me Happy recently posted..Pumpkin Whoopie PiesMy Profile

  3. Cheryl King says:

    Ooohhh. . . who doesn’t love dessert pizza! Well, not anyone I know, anyway. What a great idea for the dessert challenge!

  4. Paula says:

    Yum, looks so decadent. Very unique pumpkin recipe for this challenge!
    Paula recently posted..Pumpkin Pie Pop TartsMy Profile

  5. Liz says:

    Mmmmmm…who doesn’t love a dessert pizza? I don’t think you can go wrong when you combine pumpkin and cream cheese!
    Liz recently posted..Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Gingersnap Crusts #DessertChallengeMy Profile

  6. Teri says:

    What a great idea! I love pizza for dessert, and this is beautiful!!
    Teri recently posted..Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Mini Cake w/Cream Cheese FrostingMy Profile

  7. Cindy: Who could resist eating a dessert as fabulous as this one in the shape of pizza slices. Amen to that.
    Marlene @Nosh My Way recently posted..Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl BarsMy Profile

  8. Pumpkin…pizza… YUM! Pinned and a great choice for the challenge!
    Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner recently posted..Pumpkin Donuts with Chocolate Cream CheeseMy Profile

  9. What a clever dessert. I love the pizza concept!
    Betsy @ Desserts Required recently posted..Gooey Mounds Brownie CupsMy Profile

  10. A pizza? What a faboulous idea, this si a great dessert, I’ll have 3 slices!
    Evelyne@cheapethniceatz recently posted..Baked Pumpkin Chocolate OatmealMy Profile

  11. I can totally love these for dessert.. or breakfast. :) They look amazing!

  12. Krista Low says:

    So creative! I would never have thought to do a pumpkin cream cheese pizza. It looks great darlin’!

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