Sometimes searching for a recipe you find something you weren’t looking for… Chocolate Chip Pizza was one of those things.
I was actually looking for a pizza recipe with apples as; lately, I have been on an apple jag.
I came across a Chocolate Chip Pizza recipe. Apparently, there is a pizza chain called “Pizza Inn“, and they are famous for a dessert pizza called a Pizzert. Catchy name!!
This required a closer look. It seems from all the copy-cat recipes that its pizza crust with cream cheese sauce, chocolate chips, and a streusel topping. It’s hard to tell from the picture on Pizza Inn’s website, but it looks delicious. The picture does not look like it has a streusel topping, or if it does, it’s under the chocolate chips.
All the copycat recipes used a regular pizza crust, which didn’t sound very desserty…just saying. Puff pastry, now that’s desserty!!! So I made the swap. Roll the puff pastry and cut into a circle. Brush with an egg wash and par-bake.
The sauce a simple cream cheese sugar mixture, not unlike cheesecake, except no eggs.
The topping is chocolate chips and streusel. Not one thing not to like!!!
If the Pizza Inn version is anything like our Chocolate Chip Pizza, it is a slice of heaven!!!Print
1 package puff pastry thawed
1 egg plus 1 tablespoon water for egg wash
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
1 cup mini chocolate chips
3 tablespoons butter, melted
¼ teaspoon vanilla
⅓ cup + 1 tablespoon flour
⅓ cup sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar tightly packed
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
On a lightly floured surface roll puff pastry large enough to cut out into a 12” circle( I used a dinner plate as a template)
Transfer to a pizza pan or baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the entire surface of the circle with the egg wash. Pierce the circle with a fork to prevent the crust from puffing up to high. Gently fold over the edged of the circle to form a crust.
Bake crust for 10 minutes, then remove from oven and set aside while making the sauce.
In a medium bowl, place cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Using a hand mixer beat mixture until smooth.
Spread cream cheese “sauce” evenly over the parbaked crust.
Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over top and press/spread into the “sauce.”
Prepare the topping.
Melt the butter and stir in the vanilla stirring to blend, and set aside.
Mix together flour and sugars. Add butter mixture and using a fork combine until mixture resembles coarse crumbles.
Sprinkle topping evenly over pizza
Bake pizza in 400F 10 minutes or until streusel turns a golden brown.
Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly.
Slice and serve.
Keywords: chocolate chips, cream cheese, puff pastry, streusel, pizza, dessert