- 1 package fudge brownie mix (13x9-inch pan size)
- 1/3 cup chopped unblanched almonds
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- 2 cups whipped topping
- Assorted fresh berries
- Fresh mint leaves and coarse sugar, optional
- Preheat oven to 375°. Prepare brownie batter according to package directions for fudge-like brownies, adding almonds and almond extract. Spread into a greased 14-in. pizza pan.
- Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 15-18 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
- Beat first four topping ingredients until smooth; fold in whipped topping. Spread over crust to within 1/2 in. of edges; refrigerate, loosely covered, 2 hours.
- To serve, cut into slices; top with berries of choice. If desired, top with mint and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Yield: 12 servings.
Reviews forBerry-Patch Brownie Pizza
"Very good dessert pizza; I used blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and sliced strawberries."
"This dessert is awesome!!! I will definitely make this recipe again."
"I've made the typical fruit pizza numerous times but this was a nice change of pace. You can use any fruit you like and arrange in different designs to fit your occasion too. Delicious!"
"My first problem with this recipe was that I didn't have the right size pizza pan. 14" is sort of an odd size, it seems to me; mine was more like 12-13". I used it anyway, lined the oven with foil and held my breath as I watched to see if it would overflow. It was full to the brim but never did overflow onto the oven. All went well with the topping, but I made a mistake with the fruit. I used only strawberries because that's what I had. It seemed to me that it needed a glaze of some sort to hold the fruit in place. So I melted strawberry jelly and drizzled it over the berries, being careful not to get it close to the edges of the pizza. In retrospect this was not a good idea. When I went to serve the pizza at the potluck I took it to, I found that the glaze had somehow seeped under the crust and made it very soft and mushy.The taste was awesome and people raved about this dessert, but next time I will not try and add a glaze. I will also look around for a 14" pizza pan. All in all, though, I'm glad I tried this and will definitely make the recipe again."