Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Strawberry Dessert Pizza

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Strawberry Dessert Pizza

July 4th is tomorrow. Do you need a quick, easy and festive dessert? I was challenged by Walmart to come up with an easy dessert for your July 4th celebration. I knew immediately which dessert that I wanted to make, my favorite Strawberry Dessert Pizza. 

Strawberry Dessert Pizza is just a spin on a traditional fruit pizza. What I love most about fruit pizza's is just how versatile they are. You can make the cookie crust and cream cheese filling and then use any combination of fruits that you like. When I think of Independence Day red, white and blue come to mind.


This recipe can be made with all strawberries, but feel free to add a few blueberries to complete the patriotic color scheme. I chose to leave off the blueberries because my kids love plain strawberries. 

This recipe only requires a handful of ingredients making it easy to make. If you need a last minute July 4th themed dessert I hope you will try this one because I know you will love it.

These are the ingredients you will need: One roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough (two are pictured but I only used one), 16 oz container fresh strawberries, 2 - 8 oz packages cream cheese, sugar (not pictured) and strawberry glaze or Marzetti strawberry glaze (found in the produce section). Total cost for this dessert was under $10.


If you cannot find the strawberry glaze I have included a recipe for a homemade version. Click here for the recipe. It is the same glaze I use to make my favorite Strawberry Pie.


Enjoy and I hope everyone has a happy and safe Independence Day! 




Strawberry Dessert Pizza


Ingredients:
1 - 16 oz package refrigerated cookie dough or homemade sugar cookie dough
2 - 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
2/3 - cup regular sugar
1 - 16 oz container fresh strawberries, halved
1 - 13 oz container store bough strawberry glaze or homemade (recipe below)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut cookie dough into 1/4 inch slices and arrange on a lightly greased 14 - 15 inch pizza pan. You can also layer foil over the pizza pan for easy cookie removal.

Press the cookie dough pieces together to form a pizza crust. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-18 minutes or until the cookie dough is cooked and golden brown. Let cookie crust cool completely.

Beat cream cheese and sugar together until smooth and creamy. Spread cream cheese mixture over cooled crust to within 1/2 inch from the cookie edge.

Spread the strawberry glaze over the cream cheese mixture and top with strawberry halves. Serve immediately. Or, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Store leftovers in refrigerator.


Homemade Strawberry Glaze

1 - cup granulated sugar 
1/4 - cup cornstarch 
1/4 - cup strawberry gelatin (Jell-o) powder 
1 1/2 - cups water 
1 - teaspoon lemon juice

Combine the sugar, cornstarch, gelatin powder, lemon juice, and water in a medium size pot.

Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook until the mixture thickens, whisking often. 

Remove from heat and let the mixture cool to room temperature. 



I am participating in the Walmart Moms Program. Walmart has provided me with a GC and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. Participation in this program is voluntary and the opinions stated above are entirely my own. 



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25 comments:

Kim Bee said... #

First of all I just love your blog. If I ever need a lift out of my "I don't feel like cooking" mood I just stop by here. Always lights a fire under me. This recipe looks incredible. A must try for sure. Thanks for sharing.

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze said... #

That looks very yummy. That would be perfect for *Picstory* on Tuesday. This week we are looking for all *self-made*. So if you like, join us :) You are warmly welcome! LG Tina

Sandy said... #

Thank you so much for sharing this, Tina, and for all of your recipes.
I made 2 different 4th of July "Fruit Flag Pizzas" this morning for Sunday School.
For the college class, it ended up being like a tart, because I used Pillsbury pie crusts, instead of cookie dough, and I used the mixture of cream cheese and marshmallow cream.
For the youth, I made what I had created for my son, who doesn't eat white flour cakes or cookies.
It was just a layer of peanut butter, and then strawberries, bananas and blueberries to make a flag. I am going to try doing this one with a peanut butter cookie crust next time,
and I am going to try your recipe with the strawberry glaze!
Happy 4th of July to you and your family!

Betty @ scrambled henfruit said... #

I love a quick and easy dessert idea, especially one as cute as this. :)

Tanya said... #

Thanks for the cool recipes. This is my first time here. I can't wait to try the taco salad this week for dinner. BTW, I wouldn't post an anonymous comment if the person isn't going to put their name on it. Those kind of people are cowards. I'll be sure to visit your site again for dinner ideas.

Tanya

Brisbane Osteo said... #

Hi Tanya, I love your site and all your cooking!! Thanks for all your lovely receipes, you are very inspiring! x

Peggy Clyde said... #

This looks so delicious. I love fresh strawberry desserts. Another time you may want to try making your own Danish Dessert. You can make any flavor. I have the recipe on my blog. Thanks for your great ideas.

Angie said... #

Holy Cow!! This looks out of this world fantastic! I think I am going to give this a whirl with blueberries. Thanks for the inspiration.

Staceybug said... #

I just stumbled upon your blog literally seconds ago when I saw a photo on pintrest.com of your Chocolate Cheese Ball, and now here I am. I've surfed around and LOVE your blog. It made my heart smile when I saw you currently live in Texas, as I will be moving there (from California) in a matter of days (July 13th). So Happy I found you and I can't wait to read up on all the yummy things you have and will be making!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said... #

Tina - this looks like the perfect 4th of july treat - lovely!
Mary x

Susie said... #

Impressive! Thanks for sharing the recipe - I'm always looking for ways to use fresh strawberries this time of year. Definitely trying this one!

Jean - Culinary Topics said... #

Lovely!
I'll try this shortly.
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If you have spare time, please kindly visit my cooking blog and advice me how to make my blog to became so wonderful like yours. :)
Thanks.

The Farmers Wife said... #

This looks fantastic! I love cookie pizza's like this, but never thought to add the strawberry glaze. That would totally kick this up a notch! Yum!

declaratii fiscale said... #

Oh my God this looks so good and i`m sure that it is delicious too. I think it is not a very difficult recipe so i will give it a try, thanks a lot for sharing.

Desi said... #

So pretty! And how can you not like anything with strawberries?! Definitely making! I wanted to let you know about my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now until July 16th. Stop on by to enter! Hope you are having a great week :)

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concrete polishing said... #

Wow ! omg ! my first time to see the strawberry pizza .. i think very delicious .. thanks a lot for the post ..

purabi naha said... #

Frankly, I have never come across a strawberry dessert pizza! That sound wonderful and looks heavenly!

Anonymous said... #

Just made it for a 4th of July BBQ and it was a hit! So delicious... I added blueberry's too!

Josh said... #

Strawberry Pizza is one of my favorite deserts ever! Great blog and post.

Donna said... #

I don't have a pizza pan. Could I use a baking dish instead?

Tina Butler said... #

You could use a 9x13 inch baking dish. The cookie part just me be a bit thicker than pictured on the pizza pan.

Kay said... #

Is the sugar regular or powder sugar? Looks yummy!

Unknown said... #

Although I can see the merits of using a strawberry glaze, I personally don't like glazes because I think they are too sweet. (Just my own personal opinion) do you think it would be alright for this recipe to use a strawberry puree?

Anonymous said... #

I used to make this frequently, It is so good. I put a layer of banana slices on the cream cheese layer, then strawberries. Then cover the whole thing with the strawberry glaze, and sprinkle crushed pineapple (drained very well)on top of the glaze. Delicious.

Melbourne Pavers said... #

So delicious.........Strawberry Dessert Pizza is one of my favorite. Thanks for sharing this post!!!