Patriotic Pizza

Patriotic Fruit PizzaPatriotic Pizza is just not for the 4th of July.  It is great for any patriotic holiday like this Memorial Day Weekend and how about Flag Dag.  It is also good for any day  you just want something yummy!

If you are planning a BBQ or party for the weekend and need a fun, patriotic dessert you might want to make Patriotic Pizza.  This is actually a recipe I shared a few years ago – Strawberry Pizza.  It is one of our family’s favorite desserts to make during strawberry season so I decided it was worthy of a repeat.  I changed it up a little bit to make it more patriotic –  I added blueberries!  My kids just gobble this one up.

Patriotic Fruit Pizza
It has a cookie base with a layer of sweetened cream cheese.  Top that with a strawberry glaze and then fresh strawberries and blueberries and you are almost ready to celebrate.

Patriotic Fruit Pizza

I think it just needs a bit of white chocolate drizzle!

Patriotic Fruit Pizza

You can cut it into squares or triangles, just like a pizza if you’d like. I am square girl.

What are your plans for the holiday weekend?

Patriotic Pizza
 
Ingredients
Crust:
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup butter
Filling:
  • 1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Topping;
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, mashed
  • 4 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 8 - 10 strawberries sliced.
Instructions
Crust:
  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar and butter
  2. Form into a ball with hands and press into a 14 inch ungreased pizza pan (I used my Pampered Chef pizza stone)
  3. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool
Filling:
  1. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, vanilla, sugar and lemon juice
  2. Spread on cooled crust
Topping:
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine strawberries, sugar and cornstarch
  2. Simmer until thick and glossy
  3. It will turn from cloudy to clear. Cool
  4. Spread on top of cream cheese filling
  5. Cut fresh strawberries crosswise to make rounds that resemble pepperoni, place on pizza and serve

Patriotic Pizza - perfect!

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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Comments

  1. MelanieL says

    Yummy, this may have just replaced your red, white & blue cookie bark for my co-workers tomorrow:) Love the festive cookie barks!! Urgent question though, should the butter for the “crust” be kept cold and cut in with the flour and powdered sugar or should it be more room temp and mixed all together?

  2. Amy says

    ohhhh I do love those cute plates!
    I’m loving the addition of the strawberry glaze to a cookie pizza, why didn’t I think of that?

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