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Fresh Fruit Pizza

Categories: Pies & Tarts

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This pizza is not only a treat for your tummy, it is also a feast for the eyes. The crust in this recipe calls for brown sugar and is similar to a shortbread cookie.

Ingredients

  • 1 c. butter
  • 1 c. shortening
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 4 c. Pastry Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 3 lg. eggs
  • 1 c. walnuts ground (chop fine or chop in food processor)
  • 8 oz. whipped topping
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • fresh fruit for topping - strawberries, halved; pineapple tidbits; kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced; bananas, sliced; fresh, whole blueberries
  • 1 1/2 c. pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp. Clabber Girl Cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp. strawberry flavored gelatin powder

Instructions

Crust: Cream butter, shortening and sugars. Sift together flour and baking powder. Use pastry blender to combine butter and flour mixtures. Add eggs and nuts. Blend until you form a soft dough. Spread dough on a 16-inch pizza pan.

Glaze: Mix pineapple juice and cornstarch in saucepan and cook on low heat until thick. Add gelatin powder and cook until dissolved.

Bake crust at 325 F for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool before topping.

Filling: combine whipped topping, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Spread onto cooled crust and top with sliced, fresh fruit.

Assembly: Spread filling mixture on top of cooled crust; add sliced fruit starting in the middle and working outward in circular pattern to ends of crust.
Spread Glaze over top of fruit.