Fruit Pizza

   

There aren’t too many desserts that appear more festive than a well arranged fruit pizza.  I love to see them glistening with their apricot, or in this case pineapple, glaze.  However, I’m ever so picky about the fruit that goes on top.  But, let’s start at the beginning.

I worked with the most fun loving group of people.  They were always ready to have a party, arrange a potluck, and simply celebrate life.  They were also very gracious about sharing recipes.  I’ve benefited frequently from their generosity, whether I followed the recipe exactly or changed it up to meet my needs.

This recipe for fruit pizza is a great example of having a good basic recipe that you can change up as needed.  The crust is light and flaky, where so many of them are leaden and unappealing.  The filling is perfect, not too sweet and yet fluffy and creamy.  The fruit choices are totally up to you.  I like my fruit to be fairly firm:  blueberries, kiwi, pineapple.

You might find yourself reaching for this pineapple glaze recipe over and over again.  It gives fruit a totally different taste and that can be a good thing, especially in the winter when fruit can be a little on the ho-hum side.  You will love this.

Crust:

½ cup powdered sugar

¾ cup softened butter

1 ½ cups flour

Mix until crumbly and press into pizza pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.  Cool.

Filling:

8 ounces softened cream cheese

½ cup sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla

Blend and then spread on cooled crust.

Arrange sliced fruit on top of filling and then glaze.

Glaze:

1 cup pineapple juice

½ cup sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons corn starch

Bring to a boil stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and cool.  Spread evenly over fruit.

From the Recipe Box:

This is the best fruit pizza recipe I’ve ever tasted.  Thank you, Phyllis.  I even made it for my birthday cake a couple of years ago and it was a big hit.  I like it with blueberries, kiwi, things that hold their shape.

and remember:  Never be bullied into silence.  Never allow yourself to become a victim.  Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.   Big kiss, Lynn

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