Pizza doesn’t always have to be a traditional food that we are used to. It can also be a summer dessert for the whole family. There are countless combinations to choose from when it comes to pizzas that are meant to be sweet. This recipe will help you to learn how to make a dessert pizza, one for which you don’t need a pizza stone or peel. So give yourself a couple of minutes to read this recipe. By following all the necessary steps and using the right ingredients, you’ll be able to make a strawberry pizza with sugar cookie crust in no time.
Basic Concept Behind Strawberry Pizza With Sugar Cookie Crust
The idea behind dessert is quite simple. A simple and straightforward making process in combination with the ingredients that can be acquired cheaply are making this strawberry pizza recipe a perfect solution for a quick sweet bite.
Basically, we have four key components. A sugar cookie dough. Cream cheese filling. Berry glaze (raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, any type of berries work), and finally, sliced fruit on top of the glaze.
These are the ingredients that we need to make the four components above.
- 1 package of refrigerated sugar cookie dough – 17.5oz will be enough (make sure that dough is cool, not frozen)
- 4.5oz of flour – equivalent to one standard cup
- 1oz of powdered sugar – equivalent to 1/4 of a cup
- 8oz of butter – equivalent to half of a cup
- 1 cup of cream cheese – can be more, it depends on how thick you want your cream cheese layer to be
- Half a teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of mashed strawberries for strawberry glaze
- 4 tablespoons of sugar that haven’t been powdered
- 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
- A dozen of fresh strawberries (not mashed) – if you can get fresh Florida strawberries*, that would add a whole new dimension to your fruit pizza
*Here you can get in touch with growers of Florida strawberries.
Pizza Recipe With Sugar Cookie – Preparation
Sugar Cookie Recipe For Dough
Get a big bowl and open up a package of sugar cookie dough. Mix it up with powdered sugar, flour, and butter. You can use an electric mixer to ease it up.
Once you get an even mass, use your hands to shape it into a ball. Now grab a 12-inch pizza pan and place parchment paper onto the pan. Use a rolling pin and press the dough to create a 12-inch circle from the ball that you created. Put that circle into the pan.
Place the pizza pan in the oven to 350°f. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Once it’s done, keep it in the refrigerator and let cool completely. The cooled crust should have a golden brown color.
Sweet Cream Cheese Filling
Grab another mixing bowl. Mix vanilla extract, sugar, and cream cheese. This is a part of the strawberry fruit pizza recipe where you can get creative. You can use cheesecake filling, white chocolate, and many other ingredients to garnish this dessert pizza recipe.
Like I said before, there are countless combinations. However, let’s make sure that you master this, easy-to-make combination first.
Take the crust out of the refrigerator. Spread the cream cheese filling on the dough evenly.
Delicious Strawberry Glaze
It’s time to make the glaze!
Grab a medium-sized saucepan. Place it on a medium fire on your stove and mix mashed strawberries, sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the saucepan until you get a shiny mixture and strawberry chunks soften enough.
Place it on the cooling rack and refrigerate it until the mixture is cool.
Take out the mixture once it’s cooled off and spread it evenly on top of the cream cheese filling.
The final step is to take the whole strawberries, and cut them either in half or in circles (circles will make the pizza look better esthetically). Place sliced strawberries on top of the glaze as a final touch.
Final Thoughts On Strawberry Pizza With Sugar Cookie Crust
If you like strawberry desserts, you won’t miss with this one. I hope that this fruit pizza recipe with sugar cookie crust from my cookbook fulfilled your expectations. It’s easy to make, prep time isn’t longer than 90 minutes, and the whole family will love it. Especially the youngest members. Enjoy!