Tuesday, June 10, 2008

{tasty tuesdays} Strawberry Pizza

With the summer upon us and strawberry stands popping up all over the roadsides, there is every good excuse to make a dessert like this. Refreshing and light, pretty and colorful, this concoction is the perfect way to make use of those delicious and beautiful berries. I've loved this recipe for a long time, ever since my mom first made it years ago, and it remains a favorite I just have to make at least once a year. I can guarantee it will make your taste buds go "OH WOW, THAT IS SOOOO GOOD!" Really!

Please note: I cannot take credit for this oh-so-cute picture-- it is courtesy of google images. Since I haven't actually made this recipe in a while I didn't have any pictures of my own to use. But it looks exactly like this!


Strawberry Pizza
Crust:
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt

Mix first three ingredients well, then add remaining four. Press onto a greased pizza pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, or until very slightly golden brown. Do not overbake! Allow to cool before topping.

Filling:
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar

In small mixing bowl, beat together until smooth and creamy without any lumps. Spread evenly over baked and cooled crust.

Topping:
3 oz. strawberry gelatin
1/2 cup sugar
dash salt
1 cup water, divided
4 Tbsp cornstarch
4 cups sliced strawberries

Combine gelatin, sugar, salt, and 1/2 cup water. Dissolve cornstarch in remaining water and stir into gelatin mixture. Cook over medium heat until thickened and starch turns clear. Stir in strawberries until completely coated. Allow to cool before spreading it on top of filling. Chill pizza in refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

7 comments:

alyssa said...

Yay! I was hoping you'd post a Tasty Tuesdays recipe! That looks soooooo good!

Sarah Marie said...

Oooh! that looks soooo yummy!!!! You always post the best recipes! I def want to try this out one day!

alyssa said...

Soooo happy Stephanie won Top Chef; she was my favorite from the beginning!!

Steph Corwin said...

I know I know, I'm pretty good.


:)

Talia said...

haha, Stephie... you so funnay!!

you do rock though...

Megan said...

Talia did you say you're from the midwest? Cause the only other time I've had this AMAAAAZING dessert was when a friend of mine from Kansas made it or something similar to it. YUMMMYYYYY.

Talia said...

yes, Megan, I am from the midwest! I guess I didn't even think about this being a "midwestern" recipe. But now that you mention it, I do remember that my mom originally got it from a cookbook that was for a popular midwestern restaurant. How funny!