Summer Dessert Pizza Recipe

Although primarily a dish for the warmer months of the year, this delicious pizza can be made and enjoyed no matter what the clime by using whatever fruits are in season.




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It takes 50 minutes to make from start to finish and yields 12-16 servings.

Per serving, this pizza equals 176 calories and 7 grams of fat.

So what are you waiting for?

Make this delightful pizza today!

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon lemon extract

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

GLAZE:

1/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup orange juice

TOPPING:

4 ounces Philadelphia® Cream Cheese, softened

1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

1 cup whipped topping

1 firm banana, sliced

1 cup sliced fresh strawberries

1 can (8 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained

2 kiwifruit, peeled and thinly sliced

1/3 cup fresh blueberries

Directions

1.  In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and beat well. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

2. Press dough into a greased 12-in. x 14-in. pizza pan. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.

3.  For glaze, combine sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Stir in the water and orange juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.

4. For topping, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Add whipped topping; mix well. Spread over crust. Arrange fruit on top. Brush glaze over fruit.

Store in the refrigerator.

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Posted by M Dee Dubroff, on April 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM