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Old 05-20-2006, 12:25 AM   #1
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Question Help! Fruit Pizza Recipe needed!

I recently had a fruit pizza at a Mothers Day Tea. The problem is that I didn’t get the complete recipe. It was sooooo good and I really want to make it.

The crust is made with a cake mix and ground nuts of some kind.

Does anybody know what I am talking about? All I can find when I do a search, are recipes made with sugar cookie dough.

Thanks for any help.

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Old 05-20-2006, 01:16 AM   #2
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Hold on and I'm sure someone will come up with an idea for you. There are a 100 helpful people here.

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Old 05-20-2006, 01:22 AM   #3
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Thanks so much, I'll check again tomorrow!
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Old 05-20-2006, 01:27 AM   #4
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I looked at this and have been scratching my head about a couple of things.

A sugar cookie crust is kind of "traditional" for a quick and easy recipe. A sugar, flour, ground nut (usually almond or hazelnut), and butter mix is also kind of traditional for some torte crusts.

What throws me is the cake mix - since it generally would not provide a crisp solid structure due to the levening agents in it - it seems, in my mind, that it would be too "fluffy".

joesmama - can you describe the texture of the crust, how thick it was, etc?
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Old 05-20-2006, 02:04 AM   #5
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I know this isn't what you're after but I thought I would throw it out there.

Get a nice and thin pizza base (none of this deep pan rubbish). Drizzle it with olive oil. Scatter some halved seedless grapes (green/red, or both) over. Scatter over some roughly chopped fresh rosemary leaves and some pine nuts. Then dot some nice crumbly salted ricotta over it all.

Cook until the base is done. Pull it out, crack a generous amount of black pepper over it and drizzle it with extra-virgin olive oil. Delicious.

You could also swap the grapes for figs, and the rosemary for basil.
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Old 05-20-2006, 05:12 AM   #6
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This is the recipe I've always used for Fruit Pizza:

Crust: ½ cup butter 3/4 cup sugar 1 ½ cups flour
1tsp. cream of tartar 1tsp.baking soda 1tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. salt 1 egg

Preheat oven to 400. Spray pizza pan with cooking spray.
Mix egg, butter, sugar well. Add vanilla, flour, salt, baking soda and cream tartar and mix well. Spread onto pizza pan, and bake for 10 minutes. Let cool on pan.

Topping: 8 oz. cream cheese ¼ cup honey 2T Triple Sec
Zest of 1 orange

Beat together well. Spread over cooled crust.

1/3 cups peach or apricot preserves 3T Triple Sec 2 cups preserves
Melt over low heat - Strain.

Arrange assorted fruit in decorative pattern. If using banana, dip in orange juice to prevent browning.
cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

I do seem to remember a recipe in one of the 'Cake Mix Doctor' cookbooks for a FP made with a cake mix variation.
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Old 05-20-2006, 06:14 AM   #7
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This is the best Fruit pizza

1 tube (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

1 cup confectioners' sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

1 cup fresh strawberries, halved

1 cup seedless red grapes

1 cup fresh blueberries

2 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced

1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained

1 cup sugar

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1 cup orange juice

1/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice




PREP 30 min.

COOK 10 min.

TOTAL 40 min.


Pat cookie dough onto the bottom of an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over the crust. Arrange fruit on top.
In a saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, orange juice and pineapple juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool; drizzle over fruit. Refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 20 servings.
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Old 05-20-2006, 11:12 AM   #8
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This one is made with cake mix:


This one is made with cookie mix:

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Old 05-25-2006, 07:35 PM   #9
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I've also seen a pie crust (used flat rather than in a pie pan) or puff pastry used as a base. Bake first, then apply the creamy topping, then the sliced fruit. Mint makes a nice garnish.
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Old 06-28-2006, 07:51 PM   #10
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I have the same recipe as Chef Tony except for the whipped topping. I skip the oranges b/c they tend to get juice all over if not drained enough. It's always a hit!

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