Epic Fruit Pizza
 
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A fresh, vibrant desert that is perfect for picnics, bar-b-ques, and brunches! Spring fruit pizza is a simple shortbread crust with cream cheese topping and your favorite fruit.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • For The Shortbread Crust:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar, softened
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2½ cups unbleached, all purpose flour
  • For The Topping:
  • 1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. To make the shortbread crust:
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until smooth. Then add in the sea salt, vanilla, and flour and mix until fully incorporated and no flour streaks remain. Form the dough into a firm ball and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. To make the topping:
  5. While the dough chills, you can make the topping. Using the mixer again, beat the cream cheese and butter together for about 2 minutes or until it looks smooth and there are no chunks. Next, add in the almond milk, vanilla, and sugar. Mix until smooth.
  6. When the dough is done chilling, take it out of the refrigerator and roll it out on a piece of parchment paper or a floured round baking sheet. The dough should be about ½ inch thick. Bake for 20- 25 minutes, or until the edges start to turn golden brown. You don't want to over-bake the crust or it will become quite hard.
  7. Let the crust cool for a few minutes before spreading the topping on it. Next you can add your favorite sliced fruit! Ours is strawberries, but kiwis, grapes, oranges, bananas, berries, and pomegranates are all great ideas as well. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.
Recipe by Dining With De Lara at http://diningwithdelara.com/2018/04/30/epic-fruit-pizza/