Nothing says amore more than a heart-shaped pizza. Especially when it’s layered with homemade Nutella and juicy, fresh figs. Since most of us will likely stay in this Valentine’s Day, here’s an easy chocolate-covered dish for date night. If you’re flying solo this year, celebrate the fact that you can have the whole thing all to yourself.
Those of you who follow this blog might have noticed that I’m not a baker. So I used a store-bought dough, which, unlike some other frozen versions, is made simply from organic flour, organic extra virgin olive oil, yeast, filtered water and sea salt.
I adapted the Minimalist Baker’s recipe for an easy vegan Nutella by swapping sugar with maple syrup and adding oat milk for more creaminess. (Side note: getting the hazelnuts in bulk is so much cheaper and less wasteful than buying a vegan hazelnut spread from the store.)
If you don’t have access to fresh figs — they are best available from early summer through the fall — you could use sliced strawberries, clementines or bananas. I sprinkled some chopped walnuts here; almond slivers would also work well. Coconut flakes or icing sugar would add sweet texture.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 to 12 minutes
Total time: 20 to 22 minutes
- raw pizza dough
- vegan hazelnut spread
- fresh figs, sliced
- optional: sliced banana, clementines or strawberries
- optional: walnut pieces or almond slivers
- optional: coconut flakes or icing sugar
- Lightly flour a dry surface.
- Roll the dough flat into a round shape, about 1/2 inch thick.
- To make the heart shape, pinch and pull the centre-bottom edge to a point.
- Push on the top middle edge of the shape and down towards the centre.
- Adjust with the rolling pin until a heart shape forms.
- Spread the hazelnut spread generously on the pizza.
- Brush a teaspoon of coconut oil on a baking tray.
- Preheat the toaster oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Bake the pizza for 10 to 12 minutes until the edges are brown and toasted.
- Layer the fruit and extra toppings.