STRAWBERRY DESSERT PIZZA
· 1/2 lb butter (two sticks)
· 2/3 cup sugar
· 1 egg
· 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
· 1/8 teaspoon salt
· 1½ teaspoon vanilla
· 2 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
· 8 oz. package cream cheese
· 1/4 cup strawberry puree (about 4 fresh strawberries in a blender)
· 1 tablespoon honey
· 2 tablespoons sugar
· 3 pints fresh Florida strawberries
Cream together butter and sugar with a mixer until fluffy; add egg, baking powder, salt and vanilla till mixture is smooth; add flour and mix till a smooth dough is formed.
Place finish dough in between two sheet of wax paper and refrigerate for about 20 minutes.
Remove from refrigerator and roll the dough out to about a 1/4 inch thickness and in a round shape.
Place the dough in a greased 12 inch pizza pan and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 minutes or until crust is a light brown.
Combine cream cheese, puree, honey, and sugar until smooth.
Spread evenly over the cooled cookie crust, leaving a ½ inch border uncovered.
Place whole strawberries around the outside border and use sliced berries to fill in the middle of the pizza.
• 1 tablespoons honey
• 1 teaspoon water
Combine honey and water and brush over the top of finished pizza.
Courtesy of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services