Introduction: Summer Dessert Pizza
Not your typical pizza. it's a sweet version of a pizza. It has the typical pizza base, "sauce" and toppings. The crust in this case is a sweet crust with a cream cheese topping and finished off with fresh fruits. Perfect for hot weather and enjoyed as a dessert pizza after your savory one.
Step 1: Crust Ingredients
8 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 egg yolk
Step 2: For the "Sauce"
8 oz cream cheese (1 Packet)
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup fruit or berries of choice for topping
Few mint sprigs for garnish
Step 3: The Crust Step 1
In a large bowl or in a mixer, using the paddle attachment, cream the butter, sugar, egg yolk, lemon zest and lemon zest.
Step 4: Crust Step 2
To the creamed mixture add in the flour. The mixture will look like pebbles.
Step 5: Crust Step 3
Using your hand bring the dough together and form a ball.
Step 6: Crust Step 4
Flatten the crust into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and store in the freezer for 1 hour.
Step 7: Shape the Crust
Take the dough out of the freezer. Shape the crust into a 9 inch pie pan or tart pan. Use a fork to dock the crust.
Put the crust into the freezer for 30 minutes. In the meantime set the oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 8: Bake It!
After 30 minutes take the crust from the freezer into the oven in the middle rack. Bake for 25 mins. Set on a cooling rack to cool completely.
Step 9: The Sauce
In a large bowl, using a whisk or even a paddle in your mixer, whisk all the sauce ingredients together.
Step 10: Cheese Sauce
The mixture should be light, fluffy and creamy. Set aside.
Step 11: Build It
To build your dessert pizza, spread the cream cheese topping then use the fruit of choice on top. In this case I used blueberries, strawberries and kiwi.
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