It doesn’t get any easier than this, ladies and gentlemen. Like, really. This recipe is a cinch to complete and incredibly adaptable to whatever you’ve got in the ol’ fridge and pantry. The most difficult part is remembering to take a brush to the grill grate post-savory grilling and pre-dessert grilling.

This dessert is a crowd-pleaser because it’s unique and unexpected (no offense, ice cream and cookies). Not to mention, it’s the best way to use up burning coals (because it always feels like a waste when you still have hot coals but your steaks are finished, right?). But, listen, grilling can be a tricky art to master especially if you’re not using gas. You want to bake the dough, not burn it.

Drumroll, please, for the ultimate grilled dessert recipe.

Grilled Dessert pizza

(Serves up to 10)


  • all-purpose flour, for dusting
  • store-bought, pre-made pizza dough
  • toppings could include but are not limited to: ricotta, nutella, nut butters, tahini, cream cheese, mascarpone, fresh fruit, dried fruits, jams or jellies, nuts, seeds, coconut chips, chocolate chips, honey, marshmallow fluff, cookie dough, caramel, brownie chunks, crushed Oreos, whipped cream, fresh mint leaves, the kitchen sink, etc.


1. Preheat the grill. You want your coals ashy. If using a gas grill, bring to medium-high heat.

2. Dust your work surface with some flour. The counter should peek through a bit, but it should be mostly flour.

3. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough from the center moving outwards until you reach the desired thickness (about 14 inches in diameter). After each stroke of the rolling pin, rotate the dough and keep rolling. If dough sticks to the surface, add a bit more flour.

4. Make sure the grill grate is scraped and relatively clean. Carefully transfer dough from cutting board to the grill. Tip: Depending on the heat of the grill, it may be necessary to cover the grill to bring it back up to temperature or to leave it uncovered if the grill is too hot.

5. Cook for a few minutes, flip, and cook for an additional few minutes. Remove dough from the grill once it is golden-brown and cooked through.

6. Let cool before adding toppings (unless you like melty toppings). But once it’s cooled, go crazy with all the toppings!

7. Cut and serve.

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(Recipe and photos by Ashley Bare / Brit + Co)