Blueberry Cactus Bread

Cactus Bread is the name for a dessert pizza at a local pizza place.

They make all sorts of flavors, but the blueberry is the best.

I finally decided to try my hand at this favorite takeout dessert pizza and I was not disappointed.

In fact, shortly after i made it, Hubs and I went out of town for an anniversary trip while my parents came and watched the kids for us.  The kids mentioned the leftover cactus bread in the fridge and my parents could hardly believe it was homemade and not from the pizza place - high praise indeed!  This one is a sure winner! 

Sunday Funday


Blueberry Cactus Bread

Adapted from I Am Baker


1 cup warm water (110 degrees F)

1 teaspoon activate dry yeast

2 tablespoons sugar

⅓ cup olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

2 ½ cups flour

Blueberry sauce

2 ½ cups blueberries (I used frozen)

¼ cup white sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon spiced rum (optional)

1 tablespoon cornstarch

Crumble topping

1 cup flour

⅔ cup sugar

⅓ cup brown sugar

½ teaspoon salt

1 stick butter, melted

To make the crust, combine the water, yeast, and sugar and set aside 5 minutes or until foamy.

Place the yeast mixture, oil, salt, and flour in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Stir to combine.  Use the dough hook to knead until smooth, about 3-5 minutes.

Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover.  Place in a warm area for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

Meanwhile, make the blueberry sauce.  Place all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.  Cook until the berries are soft and the sauce is thick.  Set aside.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and place a pizza stone (if using) in the oven to heat.

Lightly flour a pizza peel or rolling surface.  Roll the dough into a large circle (about 14 inches).

Transfer to baking stone and bake for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the crumble by mixing together all crumble ingredients in a bowl.

Once the crust is par-baked, remove from the oven.  Immediately spread the blueberry sauce over the top, followed by the crumble topping.

Return to oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the crumble begins to brown.

Remove from oven and cool for 5-10 minutes before cutting and serving.


  1. How fun is this? I was expecting a bread containing blueberries and nopales.

  2. I was wondering what cactus bread was! This looks delicious, Amy. I'm not much of a sweets person, but I would definitely try this.

  3. How fun! Your title really had me intrigued!

  4. Such a great dessert! Restaurants always come up with such clever food names.


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