Fruit Pizza


Michelle shared her mon’s Fruit Pizza recipe in the South Arm Older Adults Cooking Club. This recipe incorporates a variety of fruit in it. The recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables for older adults is 6 servings.

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This recipe is a great way to encourage kids to get involved in the food preparation as they can help to decorate it. Michelle’s kids have lots of fun doing it.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
Cheese Layer
  • 8oz cream cheese (light or regular), room temperature
  • 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Glazed (if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, or less
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Fruit Layer
  • Peel and slice a variety of colourful fruit; strawberries, grapes, blueberries, canteloupe, mandarin oranges, etc

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Frank brought the pineapple and cantaloupe to share. Thank you, Frank.


Instructions

Fruit-Pizza-08To prepare the crust, mix together powdered sugar, melted butter and flour.Press the crumbly shortbread like dough into a pizza pan or 9×9″square pan.

Bake at 300F for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden.

Let cool.

Fruit-Pizza-09For the cheese layer, beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
Fruit-Pizza-11The glaze is optional if the fruit pizza is served immediately. Otherwise, prepare the glaze which will help the cut fruits from browning.Whisk together corn starch, sugar, orange juice and vanilla.Bring to a boil until thickened.

Cool before drizzling over fruit.

Fruit-Pizza-16Spread cream cheese layer over the cooled crust.Garnish with cut fruits.

Drizzle with glaze (optional).

Doleres-01Doleres showed us how to cut a pineapple without wasting a lot of the flesh.First cut the off the bottom.

Stand the pineapple upright.

Leave the top for holding.

Cut off the peel from top to bottom.

Remove the eyes by cutting grooves along the eyes at diagonally.

Finally, cut off the top.

Fruit-Pizza-12Doleres also shared a remedy to eliminate the tingling feeling on the tongue when eating pineapple by rubbing the pineapple generously with salt.Rinse off the salt thoroughly before slicing the pineapple into thin slices. Remove the core from each slice which is fibrous and hard to eat.

Thank you for the tips, Doleres.

2 thoughts on “Fruit Pizza

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  2. I make a focaccia dough which is only flour, water, yeast and pinch of sugar (to make dough rise).

    Then after punching, rising it 2 times, I embed with fresh berries, grapes. No need to use cream cheese.

    Unlike pie crust, there’s no lard/shortening/butter in it.

    It’s a lovely thin, healthy fruit focaccia. It’s a take-off from the traditional Italian fruit pizza that does not need cream cheese. http://cyclewriteblog.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/kicking-up-schiacciata-con-l%e2%80%99uva-grape-focaccia-my-way-with-ginger-root-and-spices/

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