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For The Love Of Home Ec.

February 10th, 2012

Fruit Pizza reminds me of high school home economics.  Is home ec still offered?  Seems like all we did was make fruit pizza.  I’m pretty sure it was my favorite hour of the day 15 long years ago.  The only class I ever got a C in during high school was art.  Not surprising at all to my husband, who often confuses my artwork for Luke or Samuel’s.  I draw at a 3-4 year old level (ask my sons) and I didn’t exactly take the class very serious.  Mr. Art wasn’t too crazy about me.  Hence the C+.  However, I think my home economics teacher would be very proud.

Fruit Pizza

You can use whatever fruit you like.  We chose strawberries and blueberries.  Peaches and kiwi would also be really good.  Wash your beautiful blueberries.

And your strawberries.  Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 and spray a 10-inch round or tart pan with cooking spray.  For the dough, cream together the butter and sugar.  Mix in egg and vanilla.  Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.  Press the dough into the prepared pan.

Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until very lightly browned. Don’t over bake or crust will become dry and don’t under bake or crust will be gooey in the center.   Someone was bribing me for a piece.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla until light.  Spread on cooled crust.  Arrange your favorite fruit on top of filling.  Cover lightly with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve.  What’s not to love about this dessert!

Recipe: Fruit Pizza

Meal type Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package cream cheese (8 oz.), softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 3/4 cup sugar until smooth. Add in egg and vanilla and mix. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Spray a 10-inch round or tart pan with cooking spray. Press dough into the prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla until light. Spread on cooled crust. Arrange favorite fruit on top of filling. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve.

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