Summer Dessert Pizza


Summer Dessert Pizza
Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Glaze

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

Topping

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 1 firm banana, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 can (8 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 kiwifruit, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup fresh blueberries

Preparation

  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in egg and extracts.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and beat well.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Press dough into a greased 12-in. x 14-in. pizza pan.
  6. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until light golden brown.
  7. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. For glaze, combine sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan.
  9. Stir in the water and orange juice until smooth.
  10. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  11. Cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
  12. For topping, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until smooth.
  13. Add whipped topping; mix well. Spread over crust.
  14. Arrange fruit on top.
  15. Brush glaze over fruit. Store in the refrigerator.

Yield: 12-16 servings.

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