Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Florida Fruit Pizza, Hold The Cheese

Fruit pizzas are sweet and healthy desserts. You make them with pie crust dough instead of pizza dough and you don’t add any cheese, unless you like cheese with cooked fruit.

Florida peach and blueberry sweet pizza, Fla.
After a trip to central Florida, where I picked blueberries and peaches, I was able to get the help of my husband to create this gorgeous fruit pizza. He made the pie crust from scratch but you can use boxed or pre-made raw pie crust dough sold in pie pans. You need just enough dough for one pie crust.

If you use a boxed product, follow the directions to reconstitute it. Then roll it into a ball, put it in a plastic bag and chill for 30 minutes to one hour, in the fridge.

Take it out, keep it in the plastic and roll it out to a circle of approximately 14 inches across and  ½ inch thick. Move it to a cookie sheet and remove the plastic bag. Roll up the sides of the dough slightly to make a ridge.
For the pre-made dough, take it out of the pie pan, lay it on the cookie sheet and roll up the edges.

Place the cookie sheet on the middle shelf of the oven. Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degree Fahrenheit.

In the meantime, cut four small Florida or other State, washed, peaches into thin half moon slices, and set aside. Then wash and set aside one cup of Florida or other State blueberries.

When the crust comes out of the oven, let it rest for 15 minutes to cool. Then arrange the peaches on the bottom in a circular pattern, and top with the blueberries.

Put the fruit pizza in the oven to cook for 30 minutes. You’ll know it is ready when the blueberries get a flat sheen look to them.

Remove from the pizza from the oven and let it rest for ten minutes or serve it immediately plain or with your favorite frozen confection.

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