Chocolatey Banana Pizza

The preparation of this dessert is almost ridiculously easy, belying its showy result. Thought I’d seen similar recipes in magazines for fruit pizzas, the first time I actually had this for dessert was in an Italian restaurant in Paris, presented as “Banana Pizza Chocolatino.” Combining a good-quality pizza crust and chocolate chips with bananas and another fresh fruit results in a most impressive dessert. Use a neutral-flavored crust for this, unembellished with herbs, dried tomatoes, or other savory flavors. I like sourdough, as its slight bite contrasts nicely with the sweet dark chocolate.

Serves: 6 to 8

  • One 12-inch good-quality pizza crust
  • 3/4 cup vegan dark chocolate chips
  • 2 medium bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced ripe peeled pear or strawberries

Preheat the oven to 425°F

Place the pizza crust on a stone or baking sheet. For ease of serving, cut into 6 to 8 wedges before placing in the oven.

Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the crust. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the crust is golden and the chocolate chips are melted; remove from the oven.

Arrange the fruit evenly over the surface of the pizza. Let cool for 10 minutes, then serve.

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