A sweet fruit topping with a cookie-like crust. Looking for a sweet dessert pizza? Here it is! The dough for this pizza, seems like a mix between a cookie and pie crust. It has a layer of sweet cream cheese filling and is topped with fresh strawberries and a strawberry glaze. We made this with our “pizza decorating” meal!
For the crust:
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1-1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
For the filling:
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 cups crushed strawberries
Make the crust: In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and cream until it forms a dough like consistency. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
On a floured surface, roll out the dough. Place the dough on a 12 inch pizza pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Let cool completely before adding any toppings.
Make the filling:
In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Spread over the crust and top with the sliced strawberries.
In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and crushed berries until blended. Bring to a boil, let boil and stir for 2 minutes, or until thickened. Let cool slightly and then spoon over the pizza. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Source:What Megan’s Making