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Almond Cherry Pizza Recipe

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The traditional pairing of almonds and cherries makes for a delicious dessert pizza in this recipe created from our home economists. Keep the ingredients on hand for a no-fuss impressive dessert.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 1/3 cup almond paste
  • 1 package (8 ounces) Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup white baking chips
  • 1 can (12 ounces) cherry cake and pastry filling
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained and halved
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Nutritional Facts

354 calories: 1 each, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 212mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein .

Directions

  1. Place the crust on an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan. Crumble almond paste into a small microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave on high for 5 seconds to soften if necessary. Stir in cheese until combined; spread over crust to within 1 in. of edges. Sprinkle with chips.
  2. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand until cheese mixture is set. Spread with cherry filling; top with maraschino cherries and almonds. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Solo brand cake and pastry filling. Look for it in the baking aisle.
Originally published as Almond Cherry Pizza in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p94


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Twist_Shriek
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2012

"Thought this was pretty good. Had to kinda home-make the almond paste & Mascarpone cheese. Also had to use one of those "add water" pizza crusts & make it, but all in all it turned out good."

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