Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Strawberry Dessert Pizza


Strawberry Dessert Pizza (made this today - definitely enjoyed it and will make it again!) - not my picture but mine still looked good


For Crust: 1/2 pound (2 sticks/1 cup/8 oz/226 g) unsalted butter 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour


For Topping: 8 oz. package cream cheese 1/4 cup strawberry puree (about 4 fresh very large strawberries pureed in a blender) 1 tablespoon honey 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 3 pints fresh strawberries (medium to large size strawberries)


For Glaze: (optional) 1 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon water


For Garnish: (optional) Mint Sprigs


Instructions:

For Crust: Cream together butter and sugar with a mixer until fluffy; add egg, baking powder, salt and vanilla till mixture is smooth; add flour and mix till a smooth dough is formed. Place finished dough in between two sheet of wax paper and refrigerate for about 20 minutes.


Remove from refrigerator and roll the dough out to about a 1/4 inch thickness and in a round shape. Place the dough in a greased 12 inch pizza pan and bake in a preheated 350 degree F (180 C) oven for 25 minutes or until crust is a light brown. Cool completely.


For Topping: Combine cream cheese, puree, honey, and sugar until smooth. Spread evenly over the cooled cookie crust, leaving a 1/2 inch border uncovered. Place whole strawberries around the outside border and use sliced berries to fill in the middle of the pizza.

Garnish with mint sprigs.


To Make Glaze: Combine honey and water and brush over the top of finished pizza. Makes 8-10 servings.

1 comment:

Shi said...

This was really yummy at the baby shower the other day. Thanks for the recipe.