Breakfast, Recipes, Sweets

Very Berry Pizza

I love berries. And pizza.

So of course, putting the two together is pretty much my favorite thing ever.

very berry pizza final

Technically, this is a “brunch” recipe of my mom’s. In fact, it would perfectly complement some frittatas for a Galentine’s Day brunch.

The berry pizza would still be a perfect, show-stopping dessert for special occasions. It’s easy to make, but has 4 distinct steps so is a little time-consuming. Luckily, it can easily be made the day before an event.

butter pecan crust

First, you make a butter pecan cookie-like crust.

cream cheese mixture

Then you add a cream cheese mixture.

This delicious berry sauce is my favorite part, and is perfect for layering between chocolate cakes, too. Or drizzling over ice cream. Or eating with a spoon.

blending berries

It’s basically blended frozen berries and sugar. Yum.

verry berry dessert pizza

After the berry sauce, you add another layer of fresh berries. Blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. See all that fruit! I’m so lucky that in California, you can get beautiful, locally grown berries year round.

very berry pizza

 

Very Berry Pizza

Ingredients

Crust: 

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Cream Cheese Custard: 

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Berry Sauce:

  • 1 3/4 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

Toppings:

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 1 cup blueberries

Directions

In a bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until the consistency of crumbs. Stir in pecans. Press into ungreased pan. Bake at 350F for 12-14 minutes until lightly browned on edges.

Beat cream cheese, egg, and sugar until smooth. Spread over crust. Bake an additional 8 minutes. Cool to room temperature.

Meanwhile, process frozen berries and sugars until smooth. Combine water and cornstarch in pan on medium high heat. Add berries. Bring to a boil. Cook two minutes until thickened. Remove from heat and set saucepan in cold water for 15 minutes to cool. Stir occasionally.

Add berry sauce to cream cheese, top with sliced fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

What’s your favorite kind of berry? Or pizza?

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