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May 5, 2014
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Strawberry Pizza

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Today I’ve got a quick and fab.u.lous pie for you. Strawberry Pizza!

It’s the perfect ticket to usher in spring with plump, juicy California strawberries. I’m almost certain we’ve had it every Easter since the beginning of time.  It’s always the most anticipated and unsurprisingly, the first to get devoured…

Beating Cream Cheese in Bowl
Beat the cream cheese and add 1/3 cup sugar and then the egg until mixed well.

Pouring cream cheese into baked pizza shell
Pour the cream cheese into the baked and cooled pie shell. Bake the cream cheese filled pie at 250 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Middle should be set and allow to cool.

Mashing strawberries over medium heat
Meanwhile, place 2 cups of the strawberries with 2/3 cup sugar.  Mash while heating over medium heat.  Heat until bubbly.

Dissolving corn starch in 1/4 water
Dissolve the cornstarch in 1/4 cup water.

Adding the crushed strawberry mixture into boiling pot
Add to the crushed strawberry mixture, stir and lightly boil a few minutes until liquid has cleared.  Allow the mixture to cool.

Washing strawberries in bowl
Wash the other 2 cups of strawberries and halve.

Place halved strawberries on cooled cream cheese layer
At this point, place the halved strawberries on top of the cooled cream cheese layer.

Place cooled crushed strawberry mixture on top of halved strawberries.
After that, pour the cooled crushed strawberry mixture on top. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Completed strawberry pizza

This is undeniably so refreshing! Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • Pre-baked pie shell
  • 8oz. pkg. cream cheese (not low fat), softened a bit
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups strawberries, divided
  • 2 T. cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Beat the cream cheese and add 1/3 cup sugar and then the egg until mixed well
  2. Pour into baked and cooled pie shell. Bake at 250 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Middle should be set. Allow to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, place 2 cups of the strawberries with 2/3 cup sugar. Mash while heating over medium heat. Heat until bubbly.
  4. Dissolve the cornstarch in 1/4 cup water.
  5. Add to the crushed strawberry mixture, stir and lightly boil a few minutes until liquid has cleared. Allow to cool.
  6. Wash the other 2 cups of strawberries and halve. Place on top of the cooled cream cheese layer.
  7. Pour the cooled, crushed strawberry mixture on top.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

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