I feel like I have been posting only dessert recipes, and I’m almost tired of trying to bake healthy things. I love it, but I just don’t want dessert as much anymore. The Dad’s Cookies though, they will be staying around for a very long time. If you haven’t tried them yet, you probably should. (I made them over the weekend because my sister was visiting and this time I added cinnamon chips. They were the best version so far). I was asked to bring dessert to family dinner a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to make something fruity that felt like spring time, so I opted for fruit pizza. The original version typically consists of a sugar cookie crust and cream cheese frosting topped with fruit. I went for a whole wheat crust with sweetened cream cheese topped with fruit.
Whole Wheat Fruit Pizza (adapted from howsweeteats.com)
1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
3 T. coconut sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 c. milk
2 T. coconut oil (melted)
3/4 c. whipped cream cheese
2 T. coconut sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Fruit of choice: blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, pineapple, kiwi, oranges, mango, etc.
Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add milk and oil and mix well until fully incorporated. Press mixture into an 8×8 baking pan until about 1/4″ thick. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon and some coconut sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Whip softened cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add coconut sugar to a food processor or blender and blend until powdery. Add powdered sugar and vanilla to cream cheese and mix well. Chill.
When crust is cooled, spread with cream cheese mixture and top with fruit.
Makes 4 individual round pizzas, or fills one 8×8 baking dish.
This was a good recipe that I will make again if I get a craving for fruit pizza. The crust was more like a biscuit, but still sweet. The cinnamon added a great flavor to it. I love cream cheese frosting and at first I was frustrated as to how I would make it work. I opted for the food processor to make the coconut sugar resemble powdered sugar, and it worked really well. All of the fruit I bought was delicious and perfectly ripe. This was a light and tasty treat that everyone enjoyed. I cut the pieces of “pizza” then had a fruit bar for everyone to add their own toppings. You could also make individual pizzas.