Brunch Berry Pizza Recipe
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Brunch Berry Pizza Recipe

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This beautiful berry-topped pizza tastes as good as it looks! It's impossible to resist the tender pecan short-bread crust, rich cream cheese layer, glossy berry topping and sprinkling of luscious fresh berries. It's so convenient to make the night before and serve the next morning. —Maria Schuster Wolf Point, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:10-12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter. cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups frozen mixed berries, thawed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2-1/2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 328 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 59 mg cholesterol, 139 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine flour and confectioners' sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Press into an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until crust is set and edges are lightly browned.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, beat cream cheese, egg and sugar until smooth. Spread over crust. Bake 8-10 minutes longer or until set. Cool to room temperature.
  3. For topping, process mixed berries and sugar in a blender or food processor until blended. In a saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Add mixed berry mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Set mixture aside to cool, stirring frequently.
  4. Spread berry mixture over the cream cheese layer. Arrange fresh fruit on top. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before slicing. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Brunch Berry Pizza in Taste of Home April/May 2001, p27

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"Found a great way to simplify the recipe and reduce the cost. Instead of the topping ingredients listed in the recipe, I bought the following: 16 oz. pkg. (2 cups) strawberries, 8 oz. pkg. (1 cup) blueberries, 8 oz. pkg. (1 cup) raspberries, and 14 oz. pkg. strawberry glaze (in fresh fruit section of most grocery stores). Instead of step 3 of directions, I sliced the strawberries, reserving the large round slices for the top layer. I mashed the rest of the strawberry pieces and added them to the strawberry glaze. Then I spread the glaze with strawberry pieces over the cream cheese layer and arranged the other fresh berries and strawberry slices on top. Served it to neighbors last night to rave reviews--and had blueberries left over for pancakes this morning!"

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2015

"A beautiful dessert and so tasty!! It's such a pretty dessert to serve and your guests will feel very special!"

Reviewed May. 18, 2012

"love this dessert although it is on the expensive side. Made it when berries were on sale. Beautiful to the eye and very delicious."

Reviewed May. 18, 2012

"I have had this recipe for years but finally made it last week. Berries were on sale but still expensive. Very tasty and beautiful to look at. I will make again when berries are on sale."

Reviewed Aug. 12, 2011

"This is VERY GOOD! I made it the night before taking it into work. I was afraid that the crust would become soggy, but it didn't. Great item for a hot summer day."

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