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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Fruit Pizza

I wanted to make a healthy after dinner dessert for Christmas dinner at our home.  This is a great way to serve healthy fruits.  The difficult part was coming up with a tasty crust.  This crust is a mixture of whole wheat flour, olive oil, and buttery spread.  It tasted very similar to a graham cracker crust which was a surprise to me.  I used 1/2 cup Filippo Berio Olive oil (for Sauteing and Grilling) which did not overwhelm the taste of the crust.

Fruit Pizza

1/2 cup olive oil (I used Filippo Berio olive oil for sauteing & grilling)
2 teaspoons Promise light spread
1/2 cup sweetener of choice (or sugar)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
8 ounces fat free cream cheese
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup sweetener of choice (or sugar)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Fruit topping can be a variety of fresh fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, mango and pineapple, etc.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

For the crust, in a large bowl mix together olive oil, promise light spread, sweetener of choice (or sugar), vanilla and egg until blended.  And flour and baking powder to the oil and egg mixture and combine.  The texture will be crumbly, similar to a graham cracker texture. 

Spread mixture on a pizza pan or cooking sheet.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes and then cool.

Mix together cream cheese, sweetener of choice (or sugar), and vanilla.  Spread over the cooled crust using a pastry bag or similar method as the cream cheese mixture will be very sticky.

Arrange fresh fruit over the top of the pizza.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Enjoy! This recipe yields approximately 12 servings.