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.
Pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla
8 oz cream cheese, room
20oz can pineapple, drain and
11oz can mandarin oranges,
drain and reserve juice
1 cup reserved juice from
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
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