5 Dessert Recipes You Can Make in a Pizza Oven

Investing in an outdoor pizza oven is a sure-fire way to cook authentic Italian pizza that is rich in a smoky, chargrilled flavour. But when your garden party guests have devoured every morsel, how can you serve desserts without having to retreat to the kitchen?


Jam tarts with a dusting of icing sugar freshly baked after being baked in a pizza oven.

In this article, we’ll explain how, with your pizza oven kit, you can round off the dining experience for your guests with irresistible desserts, baked to perfection in the comfort of your garden.

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1. Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate brownies can be baked in a skillet or heavy cast iron grill pan and served straight to your guests, or in a traditional rectangular oven pan and sliced into squares. The best brownies are made with high-quality dark chocolate – greater concentrations of cocoa deliver a richer, more intense flavour – or use white chocolate, cinnamon, or mint for an inventive twist on a traditional recipe. Don’t forget to dust them with icing sugar and add vanilla ice cream on the side – everyone’s favourite!

2. Nutella Pizza

Rather than throwing away the leftover dough, put it to good – if not slightly unusual – use and make ‘Nutella’ (or an alternative chocolate spread) pizza for dessert. Simply roll your base in the usual way and top it with Nutella straight from the jar. Cook in the brick pizza oven until the base is crispy, and add sliced strawberries, raspberries, or even Oreos, for a deliciously exquisite final course.

3. Woodfired Apples

Apples are one of nature’s most versatile fruits, the go-to ingredient for many desserts and ciders, and for keeping the doctor away. Stuffed with brown sugar, raisins, and cinnamon, and baked whole in an outdoor pizza oven, woodfired apples are a sweet and soft dessert that is best served with pouring cream or a liquor of your choice. Simply line up the apples on a baking tray and pop them into the oven using the residual heat from your pizza party.

4. Baked Alaska

Also known as omelette norvégienne with reference to the cold climate of Norway, Baked Alaska actually depends on a blast of high heat to caramelise the meringue. A pizza oven is ideal as it will already be warm after cooking your pizza, which is just enough for the 3 to 4 minutes that are needed to turn the meringue peaks golden without melting the ice cream.

5. S’mores

S’mores are a popular American campfire treat that aren’t all that well known on this side of the pond – but are no less delicious for that. S’mores consist of a toasted sandwich with two biscuits or cookies as the wrap and a filling of melted chocolate and marshmallows! Traditionally, marshmallows are toasted on skewers over an open fire, but with a pizza oven, you can pop a skillet’s worth inside without having to get close to the heat. Once cooked, s’mores make a great communal dessert as your guests can help themselves to the marshmallows, biscuits, chocolate, and even fruit, with a variety of dips on the side.

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