Summer time Pizza

This is such a wonderful treat in the summer and especially for children.

  • 6 tbsp softened unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp chocolate extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  •  1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt

Preheat oven to 350  degrees.

In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add egg and both flavourings. Mix well.

Combine the flour, baking powder and salt gradually add this to the creamed mixture.  Cover and place in the fridge for about one hour.  On a floured surface, roll dough into a thirteen inch circle, transferring to a twelve inch pizza pan.  Build up the edge around the pizza with the excess dough.  Bake for about twenty to twenty-two minutes or until browning lightly.  Remove from oven and sit on a rack to cool completely.


  • 1 8 oz. tub of spreadable cream cheese, (Philadelphia’s the best),
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  •  2 cups slices strawberries
  • 1 large peach, thinly sliced
  • 1 peach and 1 kiwi for crushing
  • 3 ripe kiwi, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup crushed strawberries
  •  1/2 cup each crushed kiwi and peaches

In a mixing bowl, cream sugar and cream cheese until completely smooth and spreadable.  With an off-set spatula spread over the pizza crust.  Arrange the sliced fruit on top making a pretty “picture” to look at.

In a saucepan combine the crushed fruit, sugar and cornstarch whisking to blend.  Bring to a boil and simmer for about two minutes, stirring constantly until thickened.  Cool down and spoon over pizza.  Keep cold in the fridge until ready to slice and present and be sure to add a dollop of crème fraiche or whipped cream. If using whipped cream, make it small as it is a starter course for the rest of the meal.

This should be used in the summer time when you are looking for something quick to make, appetizing to look at and taste great.  Enjoy!






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