Thursday, March 1, 2012

healthy fruit pizza

Another Pinterest jewel, I am so excited to share this recipe with y'all! If you have ever had fruit pizza before, you should be excited. This is a healthier version, but before you see that the first ingredient is whole wheat flour and have the sudden urge to run away quickly, don't worry! I don't think you lose anything by not using the typical sugar-cookie crust. And one of the best parts about this recipe is that you can use whatever fruit you want or have! Yum!

what you'll need:
  • crust:
    • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
    • 2 tsp. baking powder
    • 6 Tbsp. brown sugar
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
    • 2/3 cup milk
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • icing:
    • 8 oz. whipped cream cheese
    • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
how you'll do it:

preheat oven to 350*
in a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, brown sugar, and cinnamon

 make a well in flour mixture and add milk and olive oil

stir with wooden spoon until thoroughly mixed--will be a crumbly texture

mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl
*note: the amounts are not listed in ingredient list, use what you see needed

pinch off some dough, roll into a ball, then flatten. 
dip in cinnamon sugar on both sides and 
place on non-stick sprayed cookie sheet.
bake for about 10 minutes

while crusts are baking, combine cream cheese and brown sugar

for ease, put icing in a plastic bag, cut away corner, and squeeze icing onto crusts 

top with fruit of your choice

Viola! A cute, pretty, fun, and very yummy dessert! 

  • Okay, so as I was making and taste-testing the icing, it just tasted super cream-cheesy (which makes sense, since it is). But since I married a cream cheese hater, and am very cautious to disguise it every time I use it while cooking (which is frequent) I thought I better figure out a way to mask the cream cheese flavor. So I added a little butter and some powdered sugar until it tasted a little more like the icing for my favorite Clone of a Cinnabon cinnamon rolls. So, this is a "less healthy" variation, but who really cares anyways? ;)

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