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Almond Cherry Pizza

 Almond Cherry Pizza
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.
10-12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 354 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 212 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.