Make dessert different with a Chocolate Orange Hazelnut Fruit Pizza, topped with buttery almond crisp! This is any easy dessert idea that combines the decadent flavors of hazelnut and chocolate with citrusy orange and nutty almond. It's simple, with only a few basic ingredients, but packed with a incredible flavor.
Chocolate Orange Hazelnut Fruit Pizza is a quick, easy, and delicious way to use up extra oranges, canned oranges, or lots of mandarin orange cups (like I had!).
I am talking about 20 cups of mandarin oranges. We had more mandarin oranges than my little family of 4 could ever eat, and as delicious as they are, we were getting sick and tired of eating them straight from the cups.
So being a never-waste-food, recipe-creating mama like me, we make our favorite food: pizza! Except this time it's a chocolate orange hazelnut fruit pizza, topped with a buttery and sugary almond crisp.
Kids love it, adults love it...it's hard to resist! Chocolate Orange Hazelnut Fruit Pizza was mostly created by my creative little 5 year old who apparently "doesn't like chocolate"...but loves Nutella, oranges, and croissants. So she came up with this sweet idea for combining them all in a fruit pizza.
Created by kids for kids. My favorite kind of recipes. 🤩
This Chocolate Orange Hazelnut Fruit Pizza has just 6 simple ingredients and 4 simple steps. It is essentially a circular croissant spread with Nutella and topped with orange slices and almond crisp. It can be made for breakfast or enjoyed as a snack or dessert. You can even leave out the almond crisp topping if you're not a huge fan of nuts.
To make this chocolate orange hazelnut fruit pizza, you need:
- Crescent dough (I use Pillsbury or Lidl brand)
- Oranges (mandarin cups preferred, but you can use tangerines, clementines, canned oranges or fresh slice oranges)
- Almonds (slivered or chopped)
I have made this recipe with both packaged crescent dough and homemade sweet dough. They are both good, but I prefer the packaged crescent dough. The homemade sweet dough is a bit difficult to roll out thinly, so it rises more when cooked than the packaged dough. It also has a sweeter taste. Don't get me wrong, they are both good, but my preference is for packaged crescent dough.
While you can use this with any type of orange, I have only made it with mandarins. Whichever you choose, make sure to soak them between paper towels to absorb excess water.
Last, use slivered almonds for less of a crunch when cooked, or whole almonds for a crunchier crisp. If using whole almonds, chop them with a knife or run them through the food processor for a minute.
Here are the 4 easy steps to making this fruit pizza.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. While preheating, press the oranges between paper towels to remove excess water.
- Roll out crescent dough into a circle. For packaged crescent dough, press the seams together and shape the rectangular ends into an oval.
- Spread the Nutella on top leaving ½ inch as the "crust". Top with the oranges.
- Combine the butter, sugar, and almonds in a bowl. Sprinkle them atop the pizza.
Then bake for 9-13 minutes. The crust will begin to brown slightly.
Once done, let your fruit pizza cool for 5 minutes before slicing.
Chocolate Orange Hazelnut Fruit Pizza with Almond Crisp Topping
- 1 crescent roll package
- ¼ cup Nutella
- 1 cup mandarin oranges
- ¾ cup almonds, chopped
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 375°. Drain orange cups and press oranges between two paper towels to soak out water. Let soak for 5 minutes while preparing the pizza crust.
- Roll out the crescent roll package. Press the seams together and shape into a circle (or leave a rectangle for a square-style pizza).
- Spread Nutella onto dough, leave ½ inch around the perimeter. Top with oranges.
- Mix the chopped almonds, sugar, and melted butter together. Sprinkle evenly on top of oranges.
- Bake 9-13 minutes. Serve immediately, or store in fridge and toast for a few minutes until warm when ready to serve.
Chocolate orange hazelnut fruit pizza is delicious served immediately, but it just as tasty warmed up in the toaster later on. It's perfect with hot tea or coffee for the adults and hot cocoa for the kids!
It will stay good in the fridge for around 5 days, if it lasts that long! Just pop it in the toaster for a few minutes before eating.
Did you love this tasty fruit pizza? Let me know what you thought in the comments! I'd love to hear how yours turned out.