Fruit Pizza

 

 

You can’t tell me you’re not drooling right now. Wait..you’re not drooling?? How can I be the only one going crazy over this dish? Well, it could be because you haven’t made it…yet. 🙂  Which is why I will share with you one of my all-time favorite summer dishes.  It’s fruity. It’s sweet. It’s pizza. Only, better. Made with a pie crust, a secret little pudding sauce that will have you doing a happy dance in no time, and topped with mounds of fresh fruit, this beauty screams “SUMMER”.  (at least, at my house that’s what I hear…) 

Ingredients:

1 pie crust (homemade or refrigerated store-bought. I use store-bought. Don’t  judge.)
1 box instant vanilla pudding mix
2 cups cold milk
1 carton whipped cream (you can use lite or fat-free if you’d like. Both are delicious)
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries, washed
1 cup halved blueberries, washed
1 cup fresh peach slices
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 banana, sliced
1/2 cup softened butter
cinnamon and sugar to sprinkle

The How-To:

(the crust)
Pre-heat oven to 350*
*Roll out pie crust onto baking sheet
*Spread a thin layer of butter over the top of the pie crust, making sure to get right to the edges
*Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over the top of the butter
*Bake for 12-20 minutes or until crust is cooked through and golden
*Remove from oven and let cool completely

The toppings:
*In a large mixing bowl, combine the box of vanilla pudding mix and 2 cups of cold milk.  Mix well
*Add the whipped cream.  Again, mix well
*Place pudding mixture in the refrigerator until ready to use
*Meanwhile, take the strawberries, blueberries, peaches, raspberries and any other fruit of choice.  Wash and slice into bite sized pieces. 

*When the crust has cooled completely, spread the pudding mixture over top.  Make sure you spread it all the way to the edges, you don’t want to leave any crust feeling left out.
*Top with fresh berries..again, covering all the crust to the edges. 
*Serve immediately.  The crust has a tendency to get a little soft  if you don’t eat it quickly after topping it with the pudding and berry mixture.  But hey, can we really be patient enough to wait?? No.  Eating it right away works for me.

Are you drooling now?  Maybe if I tell you that the crust is light and flaky, and the pudding mixture adds just the right amount of sweetness to make the fruit sing praises to Summer. Now are you drooling?  Maybe another photo will do the job..

I don’t know about you, but I need to go make this…right now.  As in..RIGHT. NOW.  Care to join me??  😀  What are some of your favorite summer time treats??

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