July 10, 2014 |

Throwback Thursday: Decadent Desserts in October 2005

By Mandy Wolf Detwiler


October 2005 CoverFew people love sweets as much as our creative director Rick Daugherty. That’s why he jumped at the chance to create a dessert pizza that would actually SELL in a pizzeria.

Back in 2005, dessert pizzas were still a novelty. Sure, you could find cinnamon sticks at most places, but a full-blown dessert pizza delivered to your table? A little unheard of back then.

Today, we’ve had some really stellar ones. Pre-made spreads like Nutella and fig jam make dessert pizzas easy. Expect to see a great one on our trending page in the August issue (although I should have chopped the peanuts finer — there’s a hint for you!)

One of my favorite desserts is this cinnamon swirl pizza. It’s great for leftover dough and can be held in a case for sale. Market it as a cinnamon roll for breakfast the next day. (Seriously, it is SO good.) If you’re willing to try a little harder, one of our most searched recipes is this Italian 3-Layer Cream Cake. Just offering ONE housemade dessert can really elevate your sales.

Do you sell a unique dessert or dessert pizza? Let us know and you could be featured in an upcoming article!