Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Recipe: Glazed Fruit Pizza

fruit pizza

Do you remember the first time you ever had fruit pizza?
Mmmmm . . . so good!
We blessed Grace this past weekend and I knew that I had to serve
fruit pizza at the luncheon afterward.
We're getting so close to the first day of summer and fruit pizza is
the perfect summer dessert. It is so light and delicious and perfect
for any get together you're hosting during the summer months.

glazed fruit pizza

We like a variety of fruit on our fruit pizza and use both fresh and canned fruit.
We need the canned fruit - usually pineapple and mandarin oranges -
because we need the fruit juice for the fruit glaze that goes over the top of fruit pizza.
What? You don't put a delicious fruit glaze on the top of your fruit pizza?
Then you are missing out!

fruit pizza

Let me help you rectify that fruit pizza injustice.


1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 1/4 c. flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs

Using a pastry blender, blend all the butter and dry ingredients together.
Carefully mix in the eggs with a fork.
With you hand, evenly spread the crust in a greased jelly roll pan.
Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
Allow to cool.

1/2 c. sugar
8 oz cream cheese
2 T. milk

Combine all the ingredients and mix well.
Spread evenly over the completely cooled crust.

Next, layer your fruit all over the cream cheese layer.
You can use anything in season. We love using fresh berries.
Avoid bananas because they change color and don't look very pretty after a bit.
You can make a pattern or, like my mom, you can just throw it own willy nilly.
I used to balk at the thought of doing this, but it just makes sense.
Then you get a bit of each fruit on your piece.

2 c. liquid
(if you don't have enough fruit juice, add water to make up the difference)
3 T. corn starch

Whisk together and cook on medium heat until slightly thickened.
Once the glaze has gone clear and has thickened,
pour the hot glaze over the entire fruit pizza.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Slice and devour!

summer fruit pizza



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