Simple Cranberry Dessert Pizza


What to do with the leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving? Try this simple cranberry dessert pizza. The sweet cranberry sauce compliments the mascarpone cheese and cream cheese resulting in a simple and innovative way to utilize the leftovers.

Simple Cranberry Dessert Pizza

Servings: 4-6 servings

1 Store-bought pizza dough

Butter, melted: 2 Tbspn

Cinnamon-sugar: 4 Tbspn (recipe follows)

Mascarpone cheese: 1 cup

Cream cheese: 1/2 cup

Vanilla extract: 1 tspn.

Powdered sugar: 1/2 cup

Leftover cranberry sauce: 1 cup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough to a thickness of about 1/4 inch. Transfer the pizza dough to the lined baking sheet and brush the dough with the melted butter. Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar and bake until golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes. Cool the pizza crust.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine the cheese, cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar.
  4. Spread the cheese mixture over the cooled pizza crust and layer with the cranberry sauce. Slice like pizza and serve.


Cinnamon sugar:

Sugar: 1/2 cup

Cinnamon: 1 Tbspn.


  1. In a small bowl combine the sugar and cinnamon together.