Tampa (BLOOM) – Have you ever heard of a dessert as vibrant, fresh and delicious as fruit pizza? This splendid delight is not only a treat for your taste buds but also a visual delight. Filled with the goodness of seasonal fruit and a delicious crust, a homemade fruit pizza is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet cravings. (Unfortunately, they don’t sell it premade at Publix). In this guide, we take you on the joyful journey of creating this delicious dish from scratch.
Choosing the right base
When it comes to making the perfect fruit pizza, it all starts with the crust. Whether you’re a fan of the classic crispy crust or a chewy, cookie-like base, we’ve got you covered. You can opt for traditional, gluten-free, or even cookie crust pizza as the base for your pizza.
Tips and tricks
If desired, poke holes with a fork in the crust before baking to prevent it from puffing. Bake it in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
A classic choice for sauce is a blend of cream cheese and sugar, providing a rich, creamy base for our vibrant toppings. Mix 8 ounces of softened cream cheese with 1/4 cup of sugar and spread generously over the cooled crust.
Want to experiment? Try using half yogurt or a chocolate spread base to add a unique touch to your fruit pizza.
Seasonal fruit selections
Now comes the fun part: decorating your pizza with lots of colorful fruits! Think sliced strawberries, kiwis and bananas, or go tropical with mangoes and pineapples.
Harmony of texture and flavor
Remember, a good fruit pizza is all about balance. Play with textures and flavors to create a harmonious topping.
Assembly and cooking
Prepare and organize
Artistically arrange the fruit of your choice on the sauce-laden crust. Feel free to create patterns or opt for a more rustic, freestyle layout.
Serve it chilled, perhaps with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream to take it to the next level.
Homemade fruit pizza: step by step recipe
For the dough:
1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
A pinch of salt
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cornstarch (makes it softer)
For the sauce:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
0.5 cup Greek yogurt
For the toppings:
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 banana, sliced
1/2 cup blueberries
1 kiwi, sliced
Mint leaves for garnish (optional)
Step 1: Preparing the Crust
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients except the sugar.
Mix the softened butter with the sugar.
Add the creamed sugar to the flour mixture and mix until the mixture resembles large crumbs.
Place in the refrigerator covered for at least 20 minutes
Roll out the dough on a floured surface to fit a pizza or pie pan.
Transfer the rolled out dough to a pizza pan and shape it if necessary to cover the pan evenly.
Using a fork, prick the surface of the crust to prevent it from swelling during baking. (optional)
Bake in the preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Once cooked, remove the crust from the oven and let it cool completely.
Step 2: Preparing the sauce
In a medium bowl, beat together softened cream cheese, butter and sugar until smooth and creamy.
Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over cooled crust.
Step 3: Add Toppings
Wash and carefully cut the strawberries, banana and kiwi.
Artistically arrange the sliced fruit and blueberries on the cream cheese layer.
Step 4: Serve
Refrigerate the pizza for 1 to 2 hours before slicing to allow the flavors to meld beautifully.
Cut it into quarters using a sharp, clean knife or pizza cutter.
Garnish with fresh mint leaves for an extra touch of color and freshness.
Serve chilled and enjoy your homemade fruit pizza with a scoop of ice cream or a spoonful of whipped cream for a delicious treat!
Feel free to swap your fruit for your favorites or any other seasonal fruit. This recipe is versatile and can be customized to your liking.
Savor the delicious explosion of fresh flavors in every bite of this homemade fruit pizza. It’s a perfect treat that’s sure to impress kids and adults alike. Don’t forget to share your creation with your friends and family. Enjoy your food!
And there you have it, a homemade fruit pizza that is both a feast for the eyes and a treat for the palate! We encourage you to try this recipe and add your creative touch.