Gluten Free Brownie Pizza

Gluten Free Brownie Pizza Recipe

As you can imagine, I get lots of emails from people asking me how to make something gluten free or for advice on converting old favorites to gluten free. What you probably didn’t imagine is that I also get a lot of emails asking me if a recipe of mine can be converted to non-gluten-free. Sometimes the writer is hesitant to ask in fear of offending me. I am never offended. Quite the contrary, I am flattered.

I recently got a very specific recipe request; the person wanted a dessert pizza recipe that is simple, combines chocolate and maraschino cherries, and is gluten free but easily converted to non-gluten-free.

Simple enough! I used a gluten free brownie mix for the “crust” of the pizza. To convert to non-gluten-free, all one has to do it swap out the brownie mix if one so desires.

This dessert is pretty, fun, and so quick and easy to whip up. If you need a last minute dessert idea for a barbecue or pot luck, this Gluten Free Brownie Pizza recipe does the trick!

For natural maraschinos free of high fructose corn syrup and dyes, look for Cherryman Farm to Table Maraschinos or Royal Harvest Maraschinos.

Simply-Gluten-Free-Brownie-Pizza

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Gluten Free Brownie Pizza
Gluten Free Brownie Pizza Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
11 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 194 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
  • 1 box gluten free brownie mix*
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 16 ounces cream cheese or dairy free alternative, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 20 maraschino cherries without stems cut in half and patted dry
  • ½ ounce dark chocolate grated
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12 inch pizza pan (non-perforated) with butter or gluten free, non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions, spread into the prepared pan, and bake for half the time called for in the directions or until a toothpick inserted 2 – 3 inches from the edge comes out clean. Let cool completely.
  3. Toast the almonds in a dry skillet, stirring often, over medium-high heat until browned and fragrant. Let cool.
  4. Whip the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla together until smooth. Spread on the cooled crust. Top the cream cheese with the toasted almonds, halved cherries, and grated chocolate.
Recipe Notes

*plus ingredients needed to prepare the brownies according to the package directions

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Brownie Pizza Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 122mg 5%
Potassium 92mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 9g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 10.2%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 2.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Brownies Cherries Chocolate Cream Cheese Maraschino Cherries Optionally Dairy Free Pizza
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  1. May 27, 2013

    I seriously wish you were my neighbor! What a fun idea for a quick and easy dessert. You amaze me!

    1. Carol Kicinski
      May 29, 2013

      I wish you were my neighbor too!!!

  2. May 28, 2013

    Oh my goodness! My kids would love this Carol. It would be fun for them to put it all together – it’s perfect! I think I would use frosting instead, they’ve never tried dairy-free cream cheese so I’m not sure if they’d like it! But they loooove frosting :) Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Carol Kicinski
      May 29, 2013

      Thanks Maggie – and I am with you – who doesn’t love frosting? Enjoy!

  3. Jeff
    May 28, 2013

    That brownie pizza looks simply amazing. Looking that good and easy to make, I will be making one soon!

    1. Carol Kicinski
      May 29, 2013

      Thanks Jeff!

  4. May 29, 2013

    lol…sorry! when I looked at the pic initially I really thought you had created a traditional pizza on a brownie base!!! That is the joy of reading blogs on a phone on the train

    1. Carol Kicinski
      May 29, 2013

      LOL! That would have been pretty terrible. Thanks for the laugh :)

  5. May 29, 2013

    This looks delicious. I haven’t seen such a recipe before, I need to give it a try. I’ll just replace the sugar with stevia, hopefully that works well. Thanks again for the step by step recipe :)

    1. Carol Kicinski
      May 29, 2013

      My pleasure, enjoy!

  6. Lynne Homa
    May 29, 2013

    Wow!! Yummy, yummy – a brownie and a pizza all in one. A person just couldn’t ask for anything better. Thanks Carol, can’t wait to make this for desert for the office for our staff meeting.

    1. Carol Kicinski
      June 1, 2013

      Thanks Lynne. I hope you and your co-workers enjoy it!

  7. June 14, 2013

    This looks delicious, here I am sat at work drooling over the thought of having this lol :)

    1. Carol Kicinski
      June 15, 2013

      Ha-ha – well you will be home sometime :)

  8. June 24, 2013

    Amazing!!! This looks so delicious! I am so going to try the recipe out this weekend. Here is the recipe for super healthy, gluten free brownies that I made last week. The brownies turned out really good and super good for you. Here is the link http://bit.ly/12Zks7Y

    1. Carol Kicinski
      July 1, 2013

      Thanks Laura!

  9. BeePropolisBenefits
    October 20, 2013

    We love pizza with my kids and enjoy experimenting with new recipes . Yours is our next! :)
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. CarolKicinski
      October 23, 2013

      Thank you! Enjoy.

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  11. May 8, 2015

    This looks delicious. I will be making one today! :)

  12. Nancy
    June 24, 2015

    I am trying to cook for a friend that is gluten AND dairy free (eggs are ok). Would the chocolate in the brownie mix be dairy free?

    1. Carol Kicinski
      July 24, 2015

      Hi Nancy, How nice of you! Look for brownie mix that is gluten and dairy free. xo, Carol

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