Strawberry Pizza

Strawberry Pizza

My birthday was last week and I made myself this strawberry pizza as a birthday treat. I can’t be the only one that makes their own birthday treats, right? Mike made me a cake the first year we were married, but ever since then I’ve taken the opportunity to try something new and enjoy the baking experience. Well this year Mike was out of town so it was just me and Zeke and Scamp at home. And so to cheer myself up, I made this strawberry pizza.  I love traditional fruit pizza, but this all strawberry version was just as good, if not better! The strawberry glaze on top was a great addition, and the end result was pretty as well as delicious. Everyone I shared it with (yes, I shared my birthday treat! :) ) loved it, and I’m already planning to make it again once I get a chance to go strawberry picking.  I can only imagine how good it will be with fresh local strawberries. :)

Strawberry Pizza

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Strawberry Pizza

Yield: 12-16 Servings

Ingredients:

Crust:
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Filing:
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 cups crushed strawberries

Directions:

Make the crust: In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt and gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

On a floured surface, roll dough into a 13-in. circle. Transfer to an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan and build up the edges slightly. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool completely.

Make the filling: In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread over crust. Arrange sliced strawberries on top.

In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and crushed berries until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool slightly then spoon over the sliced strawberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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15 Responses to “Strawberry Pizza”

  1. 1

    Linda — June 19, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    Oh, this looks so yummy! I like the fact that I can make my own crust! Will be trying this soon! Thanks!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — June 19, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    I love this! The homemade crust sounds and looks delicious.

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    julie — June 19, 2013 @ 12:19 pm

    as one that was lucky enough to have a piece of this Strawberry Pie I can tell you it’s delicious!! Jadyn & I loved it :)

  4. 4

    Marga — June 19, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

    This looks fantastic. Always love your recipes!

  5. 5

    Tammie — June 19, 2013 @ 5:40 pm

    That looks delicious! What a great way to enjoy strawberry season. Thanks!

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    Karen Koval — June 19, 2013 @ 6:39 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday. This looks delicious. I must try it (and soon) !

  7. 7

    Nessa — June 19, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

    Yum!

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — June 20, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    happy belated birthday! what a way to celebrate. i love strawberry anything these days :)

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — June 21, 2013 @ 7:52 am

    Oh gosh yes I make my birthday treats too! It’s my lot in life :) This pizza is gorgeous- what a delicious way to celebrate!

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    SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen — June 24, 2013 @ 11:10 pm

    That is my kind of birthday cake! Yum! Happy belated birthday. I hope it was fun, even without your husband Round. That has happened to me for 4out of the 5 years we have been married. Hope you have a great and blessednew year!!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — July 2, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    Oh goodness, this looks so wonderful :) I Love strawberries!

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    Erika — July 5, 2013 @ 9:40 pm

    This recipe is fabulous. I am getting ready to make it for a 2nd time for a party tomorrow. I’m prepping the sugar cookie dough tonight to make it super simple tomorrow. Oh, and I found this recipe and your blog through Pinterest .

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