Sunday, August 15, 2010

fruit pizza


fruit pizza

crust:
Mix 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup softened butter and 1/2 cup sugar.
Press into 9x13 pan and bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes.
Cool.

"sauce":
Mix 8 oz. softened cream cheese (room temp), 1 tsp. vanilla and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth.
Spread on cooled crust.

Add fruits of your choice.  Sliced or not, whatever you like.

topping:
Boil 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tbsp. corn starch and 1 tsp. lemon juice until thickened.
Cool.
Spread over fruit.

Refrigerate.

It's a little time-consuming with all the waiting for stuff to cool, but delicious!

I've had trouble recently with the topping getting runny.  It's been suggested to serve the topping on the side, but I've been wondering...  I know kiwis keep jello from setting up, so maybe they're causing the corn starch to un-thicken?  I'll have to try it without kiwis next time and let you know - unless someone else makes this without kiwis first...

You could also use pre-made sugar cookie dough to make the crust, but I never have.

Enjoy!
Katie

8 comments:

Marsha said...

Thanks Katie, this sounds so good!

Barb said...

Looks sooo yummy!!

Beth said...

I have to try this!

---"Love" said...

That looks, and I'm sure tastes, delicious! The sauce sounds similar to what I use on my Strawberry Pie. (I promise to include that recipe in my next blog.) I'm not sure why, but I had a similar problem with my pie last week. It got really juicy rather than setting up so it could be beautifully served. Maybe I didn't get enough cornstarch in it, or maybe I didn't cook the syrup long enough? Who knows? Who cares, really? It was very tasty, just messy! I may increase the cornstarch next time, and cook it a little longer. *grin*
Thanks for sharing your recipe; I'll be trying it! ---"Love"

Liriopia said...

Oh, I gotta try this one!

Liri

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

That really looks good. I wish I had some right now for breakfast! My sister has made this a lot, but I haven't. I think I'll follow your recipe and try it soon.

a good yarn said...

Thakns Katie, I'm delighted that you have posted this recipe. Thank you also for the wonderful swap parcel - I love everything in it. The blocks are super and the dark cherry almond chocolate is a hit! ann...

Connie204 said...

I will have to try this recipe. It looks so yummy. Thanks, Connie204