Introduction: STRAWBERRY PIZZA PIE

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I am still unpacking from two years ago since moving to North Dakota and found my little recipe box that I treasured for years. I have all my recipes on a WORD document on my computer but "my little recipe box" that is SPECIAL because these are recipes that I have had for years and I was so excited when I opened it and forgot about so many recipes neighbors, relatives, and friends have given me throughout the years. When I pulled out this 3 x 5 card and my old Strawberry Pizza Pie recipe I forgot all about I knew I had to share this. It is so simple and absolutely delicious. One reason why is the glaze is made by crushed fresh strawberries; not that processed glaze one buys in the produce department.

Here are all the ingredients you will need:

2 qts strawberries

1 1/2 cups flour

2/3 cups butter

1/4 sugar

8 oz cream cheese

8 oz cool whip

1 cup powder sugar

1/2 cup sugar

4 1/2 teas. corn starch & water

1 Tablespoon butter

2 Teaspoons lemon juice

Step 1: Crust

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CRUST

1 1/2 cups flour

2/3 cup soft butter (not margarine)

1/4 cup sugar

Mix the above ingredients and press in an ungreased 10 inch or 12 inch pizza pan. Bake in a pre-heated 370 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until just slightly brown. Watch it as it can get brown very quickly.

Step 2: Glaze

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Crush enough strawberries to make 1 cup. (I put in a food processor or blender) Put the 1 cup of crushed strawberries in a quart size kettle and add 1/2 cup sugar. Stir over medium heat.

Dissolve 4 1/2 teaspoons of cornstarch and 1/4 cup of water together. When the strawberry/sugar mixture comes to a boil slowly add the cornstarch mixture and when it thickens take off of heat and add 1 Tablespoon of butter and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Cool.

P.S. One helpful hint: If the glaze is not colorful enough add a drop or two of red food coloring

Step 3: Toppping

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8 oz. Cool Whip

8 oz. Cream Cheese

1 Cup Powder Sugar

Mix together thoroughly.
 

Step 4: Cream Cheese and Strawberry Glaze

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Spread the cream cheese/cool whip mixture over the cooled crust. Then pour the cooled glaze and spread over the cream cheese mixture.

Step 5: Strawberries

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Cut up the remaining strawberries and place on top of the glaze. Refrigerate the Strawberry Pizza Pie for at least 4 hours before serving. Enjoy. A wonderful dessert anytime of the year!

Comments

jmdushi (author)2014-03-05

ohhh this is tantalizing. I do hope they have strawberries this week.

lgiuliani (author)jmdushi2014-03-06

It is fantastic and addictive!

ChickBang (author)2014-03-05

this looks sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!!!

lgiuliani (author)ChickBang2014-03-10

It is and a great treat for the summer but really any time of the year.

lgiuliani (author)ChickBang2014-03-06

It is and its hard to eat just one slice!

gsaxon (author)2014-03-06

All good ingredients, with the exception of Cool Whip. Cool Whip is primarily made of water, hydrogenated oil and corn syrup. Use real whipped cream.

lgiuliani (author)gsaxon2014-03-10

I agree if you one wants to watch out with what goes in to ones body. I have used real cream too as it is the best (high fat content) and most flavorful and I add a little sugar on top of that too and beat until stiff-delicious. A good substitute.

HollyMann (author)2014-03-06

That looks SO delicious!!!

lgiuliani (author)HollyMann2014-03-10

Thanks Holly!

lgiuliani (author)2014-03-10

Thanks and your Bird Cage Paper Wall Art is beautiful and got my vote!

T-BONE3 (author)2014-03-05

I voted it is good

lgiuliani (author)T-BONE32014-03-06

Thanks!!!

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2014-03-05

This looks irresistible :).

Thanks and it is and very simple to make.

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