Fruit Pizza

Ok, so this recipe has been in my family for ages and I made it for my 
hubby the first time a couple of nights ago. 

He told me it is now his favorite dessert that I have ever made him, then asked if it was a new recipe. Of course I told him no, that my family had been making it for years. 

He looked at me with this incredulous look on his face and has been talking about me holding out on him every since. He wants one every week for the next month to make up for it, lol.

 It is awesomely good and easy to make so yea, I can do that. 
Oh, and he wants me to make one for MY birthday, instead of cake.

This picture is before the delicious fruit juice reduction, isn't it beautiful.
You can use any fruit that you want but I make sure I use at least one can of something for the juice. I found that the combination of pineapple and mandarin orange 
makes a great combination for the glaze. Oh, and I need to mention the crust.
It is AWESOME. Almost like a buttery shortbread. Not too hard and not too soft. 
It supports the fruit when cut and has a perfect bite.

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1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla

8 oz cream cheese, room temp.
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

20oz can pineapple, drain and reserve juice
11oz can mandarin oranges, drain and reserve juice

1 cup reserved juice from canned fruit
2/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp lemon juice

Heat oven to 350*

Mix flour, sugar and salt; cut in butter and vanilla. Press onto a round pizza sheet or stone. Bake 12-15 minutes (cooking time of the crust is approximate so check it as it cooks) or until light brown. Cool.

Beat together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla; spread over cooled crust.

Arrange fruit of your choice on top.

Stir together glaze ingredients and boil until thick; cool, then pour over the pizza. I used a sauce brush to help spread it on the fruit.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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