Strawberry Pizza

strawberry pizza

We picked our first strawberries from the garden this last week.  There is nothing like a strawberry fresh out of the garden.

strawberries

I didn’t have to think long about what to make with the strawberries.  Traditionally one of our family’s favorite “first strawberries of the season” recipes is Strawberry Pizza,  a sure sign that strawberry season is here.   It is from my favorite cookbook – Portland Junior League Portland Palate.

I never have trouble finding the recipe because it is the dirtiest page in the cookbook  – a true sign of a great recipe!

This is actually a recipe redo – one I shared back in 2008, not too long after I started the blog.  It is totally worthy of a repeat and new photos.  It is so good.  When Logan saw me post a photo of it on instagram he quickly asked if I would make it again next weekend when he is home visiting!

The pizza is made with a sugar cookie type crust, a layer of cream cheese and then strawberries and glaze on top – kind of sounds like the Strawberry Pie  I have shared – just in a different form!   Guess I have a thing for strawberries and cream cheese.

When you mix up the crust it will seem a bit crumbly but just use your hands and form it into a ball.  It will come together nicely.

Strawberry Pizza

Just roll it out with a rolling pin on an ungreased cookie sheet or a baking stone will work too.

Strawberry Pizza

Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

While it is baking and cooling mix up your cream cheese mixture and your strawberry mixture.  Use 1 cup of smashed strawberries.  I do mine in the food processor.

Strawberry Pizza

Cook the strawberries with sugar and cornstarch until it thickens and is glossy – will take about 5-10 minutes.  Cool.

Strawberry Pizza

After the crust is cool spread with cream cheese mixture you mixed up.

Strawberry Pizza

Add strawberry mixture and sliced strawberries.

Strawberry Pizza

The crust ends up being a bit fragile so it can be a bit messy to eat.  I just use my pizza cutter to slice it up.

Strawberry Pizza

You don’t even have to remove it from the cookie sheet because it will disappear before you  have a chance!  So good!!

Strawberry Pizza

For other strawberry goodness check out these recipes:

Strawberry Cream Pie

Warm Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad

Roasted Corn, Strawberry and Avocado Salsa

Enjoy!

Leigh Anne

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Strawberry Pizza

Ingredients

    Crust:
  • 1 C flour
  • 1/4 C powdered sugar
  • 1/2 C butter
  • Filling:
  • 1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Topping;
  • 1 C fresh strawberries, mashed
  • 4 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 8 - 10 strawberries sliced.

Instructions

    Crust:
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar and butter.
  • Form into a ball with hands and press into a 14 inch ungreased pizza pan (I used my Pampered Chef pizza stone)
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool.
  • Filling:
  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, vanilla, sugar and lemon juice.
  • Spread on cooled crust.
  • Topping:
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine strawberries, sugar and cornstarch.
  • Simmer until thick and glossy. Cool.
  • Spread on top of cream cheese filling.
  • Cut fresh strawberries crosswise to make rounds that resemble pepperoni, place on pizza and serve (I actually sliced mine the other way - oops!)

 

Comments

  1. 1
    Tina says:

    How in the world do you stay so slim with all these yummy recipes???

  2. 2
    Dave says:

    Greetings… Well archives and google searches work!!!

    I found this and decided to give a version a try. Blogged the results (with credit to you) today. Happy Valentine’s day!

    http://yearonthegrill.blogspot.com/2011/02/i-heart-strawberry-dessert-pizza.html
    Dave recently posted..I HEART Strawberry Dessert Pizza

  3. 3

    OMG, that pizza is making me so hungry!! It looks amazing! Love the ideas of strawberries on a sugar cookie crust. Bookmarking it now!
    Laurie @ A Wiener Dog in the Kitchen recently posted..Easy Vanilla Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

  4. 4

    I LOVE this! I want to eat it right now!!! Pretty pictures, my friend;)
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  5. 5
    Kismet says:

    We make this using Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough. It holds up really well. If you are ambitious you can even cut them to make individual pizzas.

  6. 6

    I am a big fan of fruit pizzas, this looks amazing! :)

  7. 7
    Kim says:

    This looks delicious! I am looking forward to trying it. Thanks.

  8. 8
    Sarah @ Domestically-Made.com says:

    I love this time of year, because there are just so many wonderful things you can do with strawberries. And this looks so good! Can’t wait to try it!

  9. 9

    This looks delish! Pinning! I’m definitely going to try this for a special dessert one summer night soon.
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  10. 10
    Carrie A. says:

    This looks SO good! I am def. going to make this with our lbs and lbs of strawberries we just got from the farm. YUM!
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  11. 11
    Jennifer says:

    I just went strawberry picking and now I know the next thing I will be making with the strawberries I picked. This looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  12. 12
    Sarah Lynn says:

    This strawberry pizza sounds delicious! I would love to try this out sometime, pinning for the future. I would love for you to share this on my Sweet Tooth Tuesdays blog link party.
    http://sarahlynnssweets.blogspot.com/2013/06/sweet-tooth-tuesdays-4.html
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  13. 13
    Rachelle H says:

    How delicious. I may just make this tonight.
    Rachelle H recently posted..5 Arugula Recipes – Bitter Peppery Heaven

  14. 14

    This looks AMAZING!! I cannot wait to make it! Thank you for sharing.

  15. 15
    Paula J says:

    I’ve come to the conclusion that your family must be the best-fed family in the universe!
    Thanks for linking up for WW :)
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  16. 16

    Redo or not, this looks amazing! I’d love for you to bring it to Tuesday’s Table – http://zentmrs.blogspot.com/2013/06/tuesdays-table-for-june-4-2013-and.html
    zentMRS – Love in the Ktchen recently posted..Tuesday’s Table for June 4, 2013 – And a *Giveaway*!!

  17. 17

    Leigh Anne,

    Mouth watering is right and the strawberries look so good right now. This would be fun to take to our family reunion in two weeks.
    Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Trivia.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile
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  18. 18

    I pinned this. This looks like a perfect dessert for a crowd.
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  19. 19
    Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    Ummmm …. I think I want this for dinner!!! So yummy and I love the pictures!! I’ve shared it on my FB page! Thanks so much for linking up at All My Bloggy Friends!

  20. 20
    Ashley says:

    Wow! That pie looks super yummy!

    Hi I am stopping by your blog from the Adorned From Above Wednesday Blog Hop. I would very much love it if you would stop by ours as well. We also have a great giveaway running with a winner to be announced in 8 days. Come on by and join up. We will also have a blog hop Friday.

    Blog: http://www.ashleychapmandesigns.com/blog

    Thanks so much!
    Ashley

  21. 21
    Jessica says:

    This looks yummy! I can’t wait until strawberry season starts here in MI!
    Jessica recently posted..Trim Healthy Mama Strawberry Milk Shake

  22. 22

    I have had many fruit pizzas but I have never had a fruit pizza that is JUST strawberries! I can’t believe I never have, I don’t know what I have been missing because this looks delicious! I’m new to the blogging world and found your recipe from a link party and I’m so glad I did!

    Ally
    Ally @ The Cheery Baker recently posted..Carnival Worthy Caramel Corn

  23. 23

    This pizza looks crazy good! I am so into anything strawberries right now with them being in season. :)

    Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week!

  24. 24
    Anne says:

    What a great idea for all the strawberries I intend to pick this season!
    Anne

  25. 25
    Amber says:

    yumm!!! Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods!
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  26. 26

    Mmm… that’s one way to use strawberries! I’d even be ok with the mess!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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  27. 27
    Maria says:

    Your strawberry pizza looks awesome!!! I love how you did the “sauce” and topped it with the strawberries. Looks wonderful and so perfect for the summer!
    Maria recently posted..Rhubarb Raspberry Crisp

  28. 28
    Tricia says:

    I made this and it was SO delicious and a huge hit. The only problem I had was that the crust was very very fragile- it cracked all over after baking; luckily I was able to disguise it with all of the “pizza” toppings. Any tips for making it a bit more substantial? Or did I roll it out too thin? Thanks for another yummy recipe!

    • 28.1
      Leigh Anne says:

      I am so glad it was a hit. Next time, don’t roll the cookie crust out quite as thin. If it is too thin it will fall apart. It is a nice light, cookie crust and so it makes it more fragile but also taste better!

  29. 29
    Leslie says:

    This looks amazing and so yummy!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.
    Leslie
    http://www.violetimperfection.com

  30. 30

    Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Blog Hop. We always love seeing everyone’s posts.
    Have a great week and here is this weeks party has started. Here is the link.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/06/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop_11.html
    Debi and Charly
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  31. 31

    Oh yum! Pinning this one! Thanks for sharing. I found you at Give Me the Goods Monday.
    Meredith @ A TIPical Day recently posted..What to do in the Williamsburg Area

  32. 32

    Featured YOU on my blog this week in my 25+ Berry Recipe round up. Thank you so much for sharing at {wow me} wednesday! :)

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2013/06/over-25-berry-recipes-linkparty-feature.html

  33. 33

    Your photos sell this recipe…it looks so beautiful.
    And there’s no way with those ingredients it couldn’t be a hit. It will be perfect for a summer day. Thanks for sharing it.
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  34. 34

    Coming from the Weekend Bloggy REading link up. Just pinned this!
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  35. 35

    OMGosh I so couldn’t just stop at one little bite, that looks so yummy!!!

    Stopping by from Festive Fridays :)
    Alexis AKA MOM recently posted..Celebrating My 37th Birthday … This Sunday will finally be the day I get to go off diet and eat (well not crazy off but something special)

  36. 36

    This looks so yummy! Love Strawberry treats! Please come over to Who Needs a Cape and drop this off at Super Sunday! It’s live today :) http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/06/super-sunday-party-2/

    Found you at The Best Blogger Recipes

  37. 37
    Miz Helen says:

    Hi Leigh Ann,
    I just love you Strawberry Pizza. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen
    Miz Helen recently posted..Spicy Cheese Bread

  38. 38
    Melanie says:

    Thanks for linking up at The Project Stash! I’ll be featuring this recipe tomorrow in a special strawberry post!
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  39. 39
    Carol says:

    This looks so amazing. Wanted to let you know that I’m featuring it when my link party opens up tonight!

  40. 40

    Loving this fresh strawberry pizza. It is perfect for a July 4th party or just a summer bbq in general Yum!!! Pinning this now! :)
    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats recently posted..Hawaiian Kalua Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

  41. 41
    Renee J says:

    I made this last night! I must say…it was AWESOME!!! I didn’t have a lemon on hand, so I used half of a 6oz cup of FF lemon greek yogurt & mixed it in with the cream cheese (so 3oz total)…HELLO, it was amazing! Also, I used FF cream cheese and I couldn’t tell the difference! This is a keeper!!! ;)

  42. 42
    Mamamia says:

    This is delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I made this today and added fresh blueberries for a red, white and blue pizza. Perfect for the 4th of July. I shared our results on our family food blog and of course linked back here. http://mybiscuitsareburning.blogspot.com/2013/07/patriotic-dessert-pizza.html

    I love following your blog!

    Mamamia from My Biscuits are Burning

  43. 43

    this looks AMAZING!! cannot wait to make it
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  44. 44

    Strawberry pizza? Sounds weird, looks wonderful! This is such a creative and unique dessert! It’s one of those dishes I wish I’d heard about years ago. Thank you for sharing! : )

  45. 45
    Shannon says:

    Made this tonight! It was soooo good. Thank you for another great dessert.

  46. 46
    Becky says:

    OMG! My mom and I have been making this for special occasions since I was high school some 20+ years ago. I have seen lots of other recipes but they use actual sugar cookie dough for the crust. I am so glad to see you have “our” recipe!

  47. 47

    Yummy… Pinning :)
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  48. 48
    Laura says:

    WE LOVED THIS!!! Telling all I can about it :)

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