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Makeover Fruit Pizza Recipe

Makeover Fruit Pizza Recipe

Refreshing fruit pizzas are growing in popularity from coast to coast. That's why the Light & Tasty Test Kitchen skimmed the calories and fat from a traditional version, and created this delightful treat. It has nearly half the calories, fat and cholesterol of the varieties you'd find at a gourmet bakery.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups halved fresh strawberries
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • GLAZE:
  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/4 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine flour and confectioners' sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press onto an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread over crust. Arrange the strawberries, oranges and blueberries on top.
  • 3. For glaze, in a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch, pineapple juice and lemon juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool slightly. Drizzle over fruit. Refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 170 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 120 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch, 1/2 fruit.

Reviews for Makeover Fruit Pizza

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

"Great makeover for a dessert we eat a lot in the summer. The crust appeared to not hold together well, so I may change amount next time, but when it was cut it all stayed together! Family said they liked this one better than the previous recipe that used a whole sugar cookie mix as crust! A keeper!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"I prefer a bit of a more pastry-like, less crumbly crust, but a good recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"I absolutely love this recipe and have made it countless times! I personally prefer it without the glaze, I think it makes it taste much more fresh. Also, I like to load it with all types of fresh fruit."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2011

"I made this for a housewarming party and before I knew it there were just crumbs on the tray. I got so many compliments; so simple and yet an amazing treat!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"I have made this several times. It makes a spectular looking dessert. Guests always ask for the recipe. In order to make the crust easier to manage, I increase the ingredients by half (less make-over). I use in-season/on-hand fruit and have used orange juice to supplement the pineapple for my favorite results."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2011

"Just me again, I did write out the glaze with too much cornstarch. Best bet is to experiment a little bit. Approx 4 tablespoons of cornstarch with appropriate amount of water to make it work is the best. Sorry about that mix up."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

"I made this one time for my family and everyone loved it plus its healthy most of my family members are diabetic so they were able to have some to. I'm making it again this weekend for my friends. I highly recommend this recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"I really enjoyed this recipe, but there is one thing that needs to be added. I have a pizza pan at home, but it has holes in the bottom. Not a good idea, since all the butter started melting and smoked out my kitchen."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"It took me more than the 30 minutes to prepare but the results were excellent. I used fresh pineapple, strawberries and white grapes and they were delicious and so fresh tasting. I brought this this pizza to a party and everyone loved it too."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2010

"Super simple & delicious! Will make it over & over!!Try it everyone!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

"My family loved this! I made a couple of changes in that I added 1 can of peaches (no sugar added) and fresh raspberries; then, used the juice from the peaches, mandarin oranges, and water in place of the pineapple juice."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2010

"My friends & I made this with Splenda Blend Sugar and fat free cream cheese and it was delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2010

"I left out the glaze and used only strawberries and raspberries. The taste was very good, but the crust was a bit too crumbly for my taste. I would love to try it with a soft sugar cookie recipe, but I haven't found one I like yet; particularly for such a large cookie."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2010

"I made this for my niece's blessing and people are still calling me to ask for the recipe. It was delicious!!! and no one believed how low-calorie it was :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2010

"I found this to be a very refreshing dessert! I substituted the sugar for Splenda mix and the butter for "I can't believe its not butter light" and cut the calories to 103 per serving!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2010

"Delicious & it looks so pretty on the table. I used strawberries, blueberries, & kiwi. I'll make it often."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2010

"I loved it and so did my family. I did substitute the sugar cookie crust though. I don't think it would serve 16 though, more like 10."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2010

"We really loved this, but I made two pizzas one as written and the other with a sugar cookie crust. The cookie one went first"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2010

"Easy and delicious ,I substituted refigerated pie crust and made in a tart pan ,also added can peaches .Was a big hit"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2010

"Loved this recipe! I made it for very picky eaters and they LOVED it! I really like the fact that it is not so sweet and all the fruit is fresh with the exception of the oranges. I did use orange juice in the place of pineapple juice for the glaze, but it worked and it tasted yummy! It cut clean and was easy to serve. I was afraid it would fall apart but it did not once it was chilled. This is a wonderful summer time dessert!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2010

"Was the best I have had, grandkids loved it and helped make it too."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2010

"This recipe was a huge hit...gone in minutes! I modified it some. I used a pre-packaged sugar cookie dough, and instead of the mandarin oranges, I used golden raspberries. This would be a great recipe for the 4th of July as it would be red, white, and blue. I think pineapple would work too intead of the golden raspberries, but you'd need to be careful they aren't too soggy. The glaze was too thick so I would cut back on the amount of cornstarch."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2010

"First time I made it and it is a winner. We could not stop with one piece."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2010

"This was very easy to make. I took it to a church pot luck and didn't bring anything home. I'll definitely make it again"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2010

"this recipe was not realistic in that it said it would serve 16 people so afterward I went on another web site and a very similar recipe with the same amount of flour and butter etc. said it served 10 people. I could not even cut it into 16 pieces."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2010

"I have made this receipe several times and really love it. I usually don't put the glaze on; it's still great without it. I also occasionally substitute kiwi for the strawberries. No matter what fruit you use it's always a hit!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2010

"Forgot the stars sorry"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2010

"Ok I got this recipe from Allrecipes.com I found that the all purpose flour was too much, so I use 3/4 cup all purpose flour, the remainder is with wwflour and sprinkling of ground flax seed. This give the crust a really nice mellow taste. I also use almond extract instead of vanilla as it lends itself better to the fruit. Never used mandarins (don't like them) Use really oranges instead. Our imagination is limitless for the toppings. For the glaze the pineapple juice was way way too overpowering. Used 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1 cup water and more extract. Works way better. Love this "pizza" at Sunday breakfast with other good things like waffles! Enjoy"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2010

"Excellent and attractive. I've made this several times and often asked for the recipe. I have varied the fruits with whatever is in season."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2010

"Great recipe! I brush a little melted chocolate on the crust to seal it so it stays crisp and does not absorb then fruit juice."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2010

"My family loves this receipe. It is so simple to prepare and you can use any fresh fruits or fruit juice to complete this receipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2010

"I love this dessert, especially when all the fruit is in season. When I'm in a hurry I use refrigerated sugar cookie dough as the base crust, bake for 10-12 minutes then add the rest of the ingredients, Yummy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2010

"I have made this several times and it is always a big hit. I have used other fruits, like kiwi, and it is just as good. My husband really likes it too and I plan to make it again this week to take to a potluck at church. It is light, delicious, pretty and makes quite a show. This is a definite keeper.

Robin"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"I forgot to put this in my review below... I also used Pillsbury pie crust for the dough. perfect!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"I made with orange juice instead of pineapple. I also used frozen peaches and strawberries, and fresh blueberries. Delicious! Very light and refreshing. Will definitely make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2010

"allergy- to pineapple's what could be used instead?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2009

"This recipe is a huge hit at our house. Very pretty and very good! I bought a pizza pan just to make it and I'm really glad I did."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2009

"I got this recipe from a friend. I love this dessert pizza! Just sweet enough to satisfy my cravings."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"I made this so I could eat a healthy dessert at my niece's 13th bday party, little did I know that I would have to race adults and children to the dessert table to actually get a taste! This was amazing, a 10 year old even asked me the specifics in making it...and I realized later that I mistakenly left off the mandarin oranges--still good! This is a KEEPER!"

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