Strawberry Pizza is a delicious and fun way to serve those fresh ripe strawberries!
We picked our first strawberries from the garden this last week. There is nothing like a strawberry fresh out of the garden.
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.
Just roll it out with a rolling pin on an ungreased cookie sheet or a baking stone will work too.
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.
Cook the strawberries with sugar and cornstarch until it thickens and is glossy – will take about 5-10 minutes. Cool.
After the crust is cool spread with cream cheese mixture you mixed up.
Add strawberry mixture and sliced strawberries.
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.
You don’t even have to remove it from the cookie sheet because it will disappear before you have a chance! So good!!
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Strawberry Pizza Recipe
- 1 C flour
- 1/4 C powdered sugar
- 1/2 C butter
- 1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese room temperature
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 C granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 C fresh strawberries mashed
- 4 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- 10-12 strawberries sliced
In a bowl combine flour, powdered sugar and butter. Form into a ball with hands and press or roll into a 14" circle on an ungreased cookie sheet or pizza pan.
Bake at 325 Degrees F for 15 minutes. Cool.
In a bowl combine cream cheese, vanilla, granulated sugar and lemon juice. Spread on cooled crust.
In a saucepan over medium heat combine strawberries, granulated sugar and cornstarch. Stir and simmer until thick and glossy. Cool.
Spread on top of cheese filling.
Cut fresh strawberries crosswise to make circles and place on pizza and serve.
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