Well folks, March is coming to a close faster than it got here, isn’t it? And that means we need to get the best dessert recipes out there before April. I’m sorry if I let anyone down yesterday, my Internet connection & I had a difference of opinion: I wanted it to work & it didn’t want to work. Now that the previous router is living in the wet yard & I am stuck fixing that window I threw it out of, me and the new router are living happily ever after I hope.
Anyhoo, today I bring you a fabulous, yummy prize, may I present you with the Strawberry Dessert Pizza Recipe. Tantalizing & a perfect sweet treat for spring, this recipe will knock your socks off! Enjoy!
Ingredients for Crust:
- 1/2 pound (2 sticks/1 cup/8 oz/226 g) unsalted butter
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
Ingredients for Topping:
- 8 oz. package cream cheese
- 1/4 cup strawberry puree (about 4 fresh very large strawberries pureed in a blender)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3 pints fresh strawberries (medium to large size strawberries)
Ingredients for Glaze:
- 1 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon water
What’s Next on the Crust:
Cream together butter and sugar with a mixer until fluffy; add egg, baking powder, salt and vanilla till mixture is smooth; add flour and mix till a smooth dough is formed. Place finished dough in between two sheet of wax paper and refrigerate for about 20 minutes.
Remove from refrigerator and roll the dough out to about a 1/4 inch thickness and in a round shape. Place the dough in a greased 12 inch pizza pan and bake in a preheated 350 degree F (180 C) oven for 25 minutes or until crust is a light brown. Cool completely.
What’s Next on the Topping:
Combine cream cheese, puree, honey, and sugar until smooth. Spread evenly over the cooled cookie crust, leaving a 1/2 inch border uncovered. Place whole strawberries around the outside border and use sliced berries to fill in the middle of the pizza. Garnish with mint sprigs.
What’s Next on the Glaze:
Combine honey and water and brush over the top of finished pizza & you’re done!