Guest Post! Patty from Cooking On A Budget!

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I am so thrilled to present Patty Anderson from Cooking On A Budget! She is an amazing cook with such a knack of feeding a family on a tight budget! I truly admire her! I am incredibly pleased that she chose to accept my invitation to share a recipe with my readers! To make it even better, this is now my first item in the Dessert category! What a wonderful dessert it is, too! Without further adieu here is Patty and her fantastic post!

This past weekend we made some fried dough pizzas at home. I actually wrote up a guest blog post to be shared on another blogger’s page. I called them Carnival Pizzas. We still had store bought pizza dough left so I decided to make some Fried Dough Dessert Pizza using up what I had available.

A combination of fudge sauce topped with caramelized pineapple and topped off with some Cool Whip turned out to be absolutely delicious. I wasn’t sure how all the ingredients would work together and was amazed at how good it tasted.

The recipe is simple – but you may want to let the pizza cool down before adding the whipped topping. As you can see it started to melt quickly. I used fresh pineapple, but canned is acceptable. The recipe is for four dessert pizzas.

  • 1 inch oil (vegetable) in a deep skillet
  • 1 package store bought pizza dough cut into four sections
  • flour
  • 2 slices pineapple per dessert pizza (slice the rings in half) total 8 rings
  • 2 tbsp. fudge sauce per dessert pizza, total 8 tbsp.
  • 2 tbsp. butter per dessert pizza, total 8 tbsp. = 1 stick butter
  • 2 tbsp. light brown sugar per dessert pizza = 1/2 cup total
  1. You can make the caramelized pineapple ahead of frying the dough. That way the pineapple will have a chance to cool down. In a saute pan melt the butter and add in the brown sugar and mix well to combine. Let this cook and get a little bit sticky and add in half rings of pineapple. Cook and stir to get the pineapple caramelized and put the pieces that are done on a waiting plate.
  2. Take the dough and cut in four sections. On a lightly flour surface work the dough to the shape and size you want it. Cover with a kitchen towel until you are ready to fry.
  3. Fry the dough at 350° in vegetable oil until they are golden brown on each side. As they are done place on paper towels to absorb the oil.
  4. Assemble the dessert pizza by placing about 2 tablespoons of fudge sauce over the top. Add the slices of pineapple and spoon some of the caramel sauce over the pineapple. Top with some Cool Whip or your own home made whipped cream.

The beauty of this is you can make these inexpensively by using canned pineapple versus fresh. I got my pineapple for $2.50 so I went with fresh. Another dessert pizza you can make cheaply is to purchase a can of pie filling like apple and spread that over the dough and top with some cream. In fact you can use any kind of pie filling and it would be good – cherry or blueberry for example.
And the approximate cost is $8.28 and each dessert costs $2.07 each. They are filling and rather large, so you could actually split these up to yield more portions. It’s also something fun that the kids would have fun partaking in the assembly process.


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  1. Wow!! This sounds absolutely amazing! What a great idea for a simple and cost effective dessert. Lovely recipe Patty and great guest posts. It’s great to see some sweets over here 🙂

  2. WOW! Fried dough, carmelized pineapple, fudge topping and coolwhip – this sounds incredible!!! I am definitely making this soon – very, very soon!

  3. What an absolutely amazing recipe!! ♥ I know my family and friends will absolutely love these!! Amazing well job done my darlings!! ♥

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