Gallery: 5 Valentine's Day Recipes for Dessert Pizza

Sweet Pizza Pie
Sweet Pizza Pie

Finally, there's a solution to propel the sweet slice into respectable dessert territory: the Pizza Pie. This confection may look like a pizza but has the soul (and ingredients) of a delicious dessert. Comprised of pie crust heaped with sweet preserves, rounds of cheesecake filling and little marzipan "leaves" to mimic the look of a Neapolitan pie, the final result is pleasingly substantial, with a nice mix of textures and sweet and tart flavors. Get the recipe &#187

The Pizookie
The Pizookie

The "pizookie" doesn't really have all that much to do with pizza, aside from the fact that it was coined by the BJ's Chicago Pizza and Brewery chain. At times like this, we wish there was a word for "make" but an even less intense version. Like, there is no making here. You squeeze a tube of dough (that someone else made), pat it down in a pan, stick it into the oven, go do something lazy, and finally scoop vanilla ice cream (that someone else made) on top. What could be wrong with that? Get the recipe &#187

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Sweet Cinnamon Pizza
Sweet Cinnamon Pizza

This isn't really pizza. Even though the inspiration was pizza, now it's a sweet cinnamon bread with a hint of almonds. In the shape of a pizza. Or a cake. Or just any old circle. Get the recipe &#187

[Photograph: Donna Currie]

Nutella, Berry, and Ricotta Stuffed Pizza
Nutella, Berry, and Ricotta Stuffed Pizza

Unapologetically decadent, but lightened by the creamy ricotta and citrus, this recipe actually uses Neapolitan-style dough, making it the only actual pizza on our list. The dessert pizza for the pizza purist, if you will. Get the recipe &#187

Peepza Rustica
Peepza Rustica

Why stop at savory pizza rustica when you can stuff your "pizza" with dismembered peeps? And yes, this is really just a cake. Made with boxed cake mix. Get the recipe &#187

Bonus Peepza
Bonus Peepza

This experiment may not fall strictly into the category of dessert pizza (or edible food item, for that matter), but the fact that it exists is too good to pass up. Take a look at the slideshow for the full effect &#187

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