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Strawberry Dessert Pizza

Strawberry Dessert PizzaLet the kids join in and help make this fun and yummy dessert!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (12-inch) Italian bread shell, such as Boboli
12 ounces Neufchatel cheese
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel
1/4 cup blueberries
1 pint basket California strawberries, stemmed and sliced
1/4 cup raspberries

Cooking Directions:

  1. Bake bread shell on ungreased baking sheet 5 to 7 minutes until crisp, cool.
  2. Meanwhile, in bowl beat cheese, honey, orange juice and peel.
  3. Spread bread shell with cheese mixture to within 1/2 inch of edge.
  4. Sprinkle blueberries on cheese mixture around edge of pizza, arrange strawberries inside circle of blueberries in star burst pattern. Mound raspberries in center.
  5. Cut into wedges to serve.

Makes 6 servings.

Flavor Variations:

  • Almondine: Substitute milk for the orange juice, omit the orange peel and mix 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon almond extract into cheese mixture. Sprinkle the dessert with toasted sliced almonds.
  • Zesty Lemon: Substitute milk for the orange juice, substitute freshly grated lemon peel for the orange peel and mix 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg into the cheese mixture.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of pizza): 360 calories; 12 g fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 680 mg sodium; 51 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 13 g protein.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of California Strawberry Commission. ©2009 California Strawberry Commission. All rights reserved. Used with permission.