Fantastic Fruit Pizza Recipes

Fruit Pizza
Via Pinch of Yum

Summer is the best time of year to entertain.  Invite friends and family over for a backyard barbecue.  It's also the perfect time of year for fruit desserts.  We found three delicious recipes for fruit pizzas that will have your guests asking for more!  

Fruit Pizza
Author: Pinch of Yum via Kristin and America's Test Kitchen
Prep time:  1 hour 
Cook time:  20 mins 
Total time:  1 hour 20 mins
Serves: 16

Ingredients:
Crust:
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
14 tablespoons (1 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs

Frosting:
12 ounces cream cheese, softened
7 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
assorted fresh fruit cut into slices

Instructions:
Beat the butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar together in a large bowl until fluffy, 3-5 minutes. Add vanilla and eggs and mix until combined. Add the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt) and mix until just combined, about 30 seconds. Chill the dough.

Preheat oven to 350. Roll chilled dough into one big cookie and place on a round baking stone. Sprinkle with 2-3 tablespoons sugar. Bake for 17-20 minutes for slightly under-baked cookie or 5-10 minutes longer for fully baked. Let cool and then chill in fridge.

Mix frosting ingredients together and spread on chilled cookie. Chill again to set and thicken the frosting.

Top with fresh fruit. Cut into slices and serve!


Fruity Brownie Dessert Pizza
Via Seeded at the Table

Fruity Brownie Dessert Pizza
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes
Serves: 12 
Serving Size: 1 slice

Ingredients:
1 boxed brownies mix (for a 9x13-inch pan)
2 eggs
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup oil
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 bananas
lemon juice
1 1/2 cups diced strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
8 oz Cool Whip whipped topping

Instructions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 12-inch round (rimmed) pizza pan with nonstick spray; set aside. (You can also use the disposable round pizza pans.)

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the brownie mix, eggs, water and oil. Stir until just combined. Pour into the greased pan and spread evenly with a spatula. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the brownie pan from the oven and allow to completely cool in the pan on a wire rack.

In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Spread evenly over the top of the cooled brownie round. Slice the bananas and sprinkle with lemon juice to preserve the coloring. Place the banana slices evenly over the top of the cream cheese layer. Sprinkle with strawberries and blueberries.

Slice into wedges and serve immediately with a dollop of Cool Whip whipped topping.




Healthy Oat and Yogurt Fruit Pizza
Via The Yummy Life

Healthy Oat and Yogurt Fruit Pizza
By Monica              
Serves: 12

Ingredients:
For Yogurt Peanut Butter Frosting:
2 cups (16 oz) Greek yogurt
2/3 cup peanut butter (or PB2 powdered peanut butter); may substitute other nut butter like almond, walnut, or cashew
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons honey, or more to taste; may substitute other preferred sweetener

For Oatmeal Cookie Crust:
1/3 cup grapeseed, vegetable, or coconut oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or half white and half whole wheat flour)
3/4 cups rolled oats (not instant)
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal (optional)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

For Fresh Fruit:
Varied colors make a pretty presentation. Choose from sliced strawberries, kiwi, bananas; halved grapes or cherries; whole blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries; canned mandarin oranges or peach slices (drained & dried)

Instructions: 
1.   Make the Frosting:
In medium bowl, add frosting ingredients and stir until well combined. Taste and add more honey, if needed. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

2.   Make the Cookie Crust:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12-inch pizza pan with parchment paper, extending it 1 inch from the pan edge on at least 2 sides; set aside. In large bowl, whisk together oil, applesauce, brown sugar, egg, & vanilla until well combined.  Add flour, oats, baking powder, & flaxseed; stir with wooden spoon until well combined. Stir in chopped walnuts. Transfer dough to center of parchment-covered pizza pan, and spread with back of wooden spoon evenly to edges of pan. Bake 15 minutes until starting to slightly brown around edges and is firm in center. Cool 15 minutes in pan on cooling rack. Use parchment paper "handles" to remove crust from pan and transfer to cooling rack; cool completely. Invert onto serving plate; carefully peel off parchment paper. Turn crust over.

3.  Frost and Top with Fruit: 
Frost crust with chilled yogurt frosting, spreading evenly all the way to the edge. Arrange fresh fruit on top in circles, beginning on the outside edge and filling towards the center. Serve right away, or chill for up to 4 hours before serving.

Make ahead tips: You can make the crust and frosting ahead and store for up to 24 hours in advance so they're ready to assemble the next day. Bake the cookie crust, cool, cover, and store at room temperature.  Mix the yogurt frosting, cover and chill in fridge. The next day, frost the crust, slice and arrange the fruit, and it's ready to serve.

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