Thursday, June 30, 2016

Skinny Fruit Pizza


The best skinny fruit pizza recipe is right here and you will love it. This version has a shortbread type crust and a creamy cheese icing, with half the fat and calories of traditional recipes.



Dig into this creamy crunchy dessert with less guilt! The cream cheese icing is sweet and savory. Just look at that. 



The crust is made of shortbread with a graham cracker crunch. While delicious it’s also easy to prepare and a crowd favorite. I have fallen in love with my hand mixer from Cuisanart. The tool is easy to use and quick to clean. Highly recommend. 


I’ll let you in on my secret; Greek yogurt and Coconut Oil.  For the icing I cut the cream cheese down and substitute with yogurt. In the shortbread, I cut the butter down and substitute with coconut oil. Equally delicious!



Price: For the bakers out there most of these ingredients are already in your cupboard. Coconut oil is now available at Aldi for $4.99 (which is a steal). In the summer Aldi usually has sales on strawberries and blueberries as well. Substitute your favorite in season fruit if you like. 

Skinny Fruit Pizza Recipe
Ingredients:
Shortbread
2 Cups Flour (I prefer Arrowhead Mills brand)
½ Cup White Sugar 
½ Cup Butter
1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
1 tsp. Baking Soda

Cream Cheese Icing
4 Ounces Cream Cheese
6 ounces Plain Greek Yogurt
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 Tablespoons Honey
½ Cup Powdered Sugar
About 1 pound Strawberries, sliced.
About 8 ounces Blueberries

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. First make the shortbread. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, white sugar, butter, coconut oil and baking soda. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix on high until you get a cookie dough texture. Add a pinch more flour if needed. In a 13x9 lightly greased baking pan/dish, spread the dough evenly to cover the bottom of the pan. Place in the oven for 20-24 minutes. While crust is baking, make the icing. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, greek yogurt, vanilla, honey and powdered sugar. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix on high until you get a creamy fluffy texture. Set aside. When shortbread is done, let cool for 5-10 minutes, then spread cream cheese icing on with a spatula. Top with blue berries and sliced strawberries. Let cool in the refrigerator for icing to harden, or serve immediately if desired. 



I’m not a huge baker, but this recipe has gotten me in the mood. The photos are mouthwatering if I may say so myself! Enjoy this treat for your next patriotic party or gathering. 




7 comments :

  1. Going to make for a 4th of July party!

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  2. ohhhh I need to make a fruit pizza this summer--I LOVE them!

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  3. Fruit pizza is the best, and I love that this one is lower in calories.

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