Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mom's Fantastic Fruit Pizza

This is my Mom's fantastic fruit pizza recipe!  Its great as a dessert, an appetizer or just as a snack.  
You can use whatever fruit you have in the house or customize it to your family's likes.  Enjoy!
Ingredients for Crust:
-1 cup flour
-1/2 cup butter, softened or melted
-1/4 cup powdered sugar

Ingredients for Sauce:
-8 oz. cream cheese, softened
-1 tsp vanilla
-1/2 cup sugar

Ingredients for Glaze:
-1 cup pineapple juice, reserved from canned pineapple plus enough water to make 1 cup
-1 tsp lemon juice
-1 1/2 tsp cornstarch

Suggested Topping Ingredients:
-canned pineapple slices or tidbits
-apple, peeled and sliced
-bananas, sliced
-kiwi, peeled and sliced
-strawberries, sliced
-red and/or green grapes, sliced in half

Other Topping Ideas:
-pear, peeled and sliced
-pomegranate seeds
-oranges or clementines, peeled and sliced
-fresh cranberries, finely chopped
Prepare crust:
1. Mix together flour, powdered sugar and butter.
2. Pat or roll the crust into a pizza pan.  {I used a layer of plastic wrap to prevent the dough from sticking to my rolling pin.}
3. Bake crust at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.  Cool completely.
Prepare Sauce:
1. Mix together softened cream cheese, vanilla and sugar.
2. Spread sauce over the cooled crust.
3. Arrange fruit over the sauce.
Prepare Glaze:
1. Mix together pineapple juice, water, lemon juice and cornstarch in a saucepan.
2. Bring mixture to a boil, until thickened.
3. Spread glaze over fruit.  Cool in fridge for 2-8 hours and enjoy!

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