Crowd Pleaser: Grilled Cherry Pizza with Nutella® & Knob Creek Infused Cherries

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For the third year in a row, Knob Creek and Chef Michael Symon have teamed up to bring you an interactive video series demonstrating how to bring grilling’s latest trends onto your grill all year long.

With unique and interesting desserts trending, Chef Symon has created an alcohol-infused treat that can be grilled to perfection in your backyard. The recipe features a delicious grilled dessert pizza that uses a decadent chocolate hazelnut spread and sweet and smokey Knob Creek Smoked Maple Bourbon-soaked cherries – definitely a crowd pleaser.

Watch the exclusive demonstration video here!

Grilled Cherry Pizza with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread and Knob Creek® Smoked Maple Bourbon Infused Cherries
Recipe by Celebrity Chef Michael Symon

new 2 jpgMakes 1 Pizza


  • 1 Rolled Out of Pizza Dough
  • Flaky Sea Salt
  • ¾ Cup of Nutella® Hazelnut Spread
  • 1 Cup Fresh Sour Cherries
  • ¼ Cup Knob Creek® Smoked Maple Bourbon
  • 3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • Zest of ½ Orange


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine cherries, Knob Creek® Smoked Maple, sugar and orange zest and mix.
  2. Once mixed, let sit for 1 hour or until the cherries soften and the liquid around them is stained red. If needed, this can be done the night before and kept refrigerated.
  3. While the cherries are softening, shape your pizza dough and preheat your grill to medium high heat.
  4. To shape the pizza dough, flatten it with your hands on a slightly floured surface. Either use your fingers to stretch the dough out, or hold up the edges of the dough with your fingers, letting the dough hang and stretch, while working around the edges of the dough.
  5. Once you’ve stretched the dough, let it sit for 5 minutes and then push out the edges with your fingers again, until you have a nice round shape, about 12-inches in diameter.
  6. Once the grill is hot, place pizza dough round on a lightly floured rimless cookie sheet.
  7. Let the dough slide off the cookie sheet onto the hot grill grates. Close the lid of the grill and let cook for 2-3 minutes.
  8. After 2 minutes, open the grill and check underneath the dough to see if it is getting browned. If it has some nice grill marks, use a spatula or tongs to flip the dough to cook the other side. If it is not beginning to brown, cover the grill and continue to cook a minute at a time until the bottom has begun to brown. The top of the pizza dough should start bubbling up with air pockets.
  9. After the dough has cooked for a minute or 2 on the other side, remove it to a tray and prepare to top it.
  10. While the dough is still warm, spread half of the Nutella® Hazelnut Spread over the top, leaving a 1 inch border around the edge.
  11. Drain the cherries, reserving the liquid, and sprinkle ½ of them evenly over the top of the pizza.
  12. Sprinkle the pizza with a little bit of flaky sea salt.
  13. Slice and serve.


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