Friday, April 30, 2010

A Friday night treat!

Strawberry Pizza
12 servings

6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1-1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
for filling
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 cups crushed strawberries

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. On a floured surface, roll dough into a 13-in. circle. Transfer to an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan. Build up edges slightly. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread over crust. Arrange sliced strawberries on top. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and crushed berries until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool slightly. Spoon over strawberries. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 238 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 177 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


Farrah said...

This reminds me of fruit pizza. Sounds great!

Donna said...

Oh, this looks so delicious! :)

So happy that you all found a house...and an acre of land~what a great blessing!

Tina said...

mmm.looks yummy!

Kim McCallie said...

I love how you make everything from scratch. You're a truly gifted baker. This looks amazing and perfect for summer! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Stopping by from Cast Party Wednesday! I agree with Farrah, this reminds me of fruit pizza! I always used pre-made sugar cookie mix for the crust, but I love the homemade touch you put on ever part of this! I would like to try it, Maybe as a 4th of July treat?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe with us. This pie looks so good I can't wait to try it! I hope you will come over tomorrow and share more of your delicious recipes with us at Cast Party Wednesday.
I hope to see you there!