Thursday, July 9, 2009

Fourth of July Pie! (Fruit Pizza)

Actually, it's a fruit tart. Well really, it's a fruit pizza. And I know I'm almost a week late for this, but I have a hard time getting on the computer lately. I wanted a patriotic fruit pizza, so I used strawberries (that we picked ourselves!) and blueberries. The frosting was a white chocolate/cream cheese mix, and it was delicious. The crust was shortbread-like. I liked it, but I think I prefer a softer/chewier base to my fruit pizza. I got most of the recipe (the crust and frosting) from Taste of Home. I brushed the fruit with my parent's homemade currant jelly- a very nice touch, if I don't say so myself!
Fourth of July Pie
Adapted from Taste of Home

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

10 ounces white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate, melted and cooled
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream (I used 1% milk and it was just fine)
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

3-4 cups fresh strawberries
2 cups fresh blueberries
2-3 tablespoons currant jam, warmed in microwave 15-25 seconds

Directions: In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour; mix well. Press into an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan. Bake at 300° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

For filling, in a small bowl, beat melted chips and cream. Add cream cheese and beat until smooth. Spread over crust. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Arrange the fruit over filling. (Slice strawberries if desired). Brush warm jam over fruit. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.
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Linda said...

Wow, it's beautiful. I can't imagine how good it tasted with strawberries you picked yourself!

Sonya said...

Thats beautiful! I managed patriotic cupcakes but Im aiming for this next year! I LOVE Taste of Home. Do you subscribe to it over there? I do but really miss being able to get the cookbooks and the extra magazines they sell through out the year.

HoneyB said...

Here's what Dish did with some of those strawberries! ;-)