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Strawberry Pizza

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + chilling

Makes

16 servings

From Elk Ridge, Utah, Kara Cook predicts, "Both strawberry and cheesecake lovers will delight in this fruity treat. My family requests this sweet pizza every strawberry season."

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups crushed strawberries

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. On a floured surface, roll dough into a 13-in. circle. Transfer to an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan. Build up edges slightly.
  3. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.
  4. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread over crust. Arrange sliced strawberries on top.
  5. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and crushed berries until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool slightly. Spoon over strawberries. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 238 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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