Delicious Cherry Cheese Pizza

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Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

This Cherry dessert is another crowd pleaser. It melts in your mouth. So delicious and easy to make.


You could use just about any fruit topping you wanted. I have used thickened pineapple, and fresh strawberries in glaze also.


My photo's

Enjoy!

Recipe from my Taste of Home Feb/March, 1999 issue.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
10 - 12 slices
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
25 Min

Ingredients

  • CRUST

  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 c
    cold butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    shortening
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp
    water
  • FILLING

  • 1 pkg
    (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/3 c
    chopped pecans
  • TOPPING

  • 2 1/2 c
    fresh or frozen pitted tart cherries or 1 can (15 ounces) tart cherries
  • 1/3 c
    sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1/8 tsp
    almond extract -( i use vanilla )
  • 1/8 tsp
    red food coloring
  • ·
    whipped cream and fresh mint, optional

How to Make Delicious Cherry Cheese Pizza

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and baking powder; cut in butter and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

    Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball.

    I do this in my food processor...works great.
  2. Roll out into a 14-in. circle. Place on an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan. Flute edges to form a rim; prick bottom of crust. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in nuts. Spread over crust. Bake 10 minutes longer. Cool.
  4. Drain cherries, reserving 1/3 cup juice. Set cherries and juice aside.

    In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in reserved juice until smooth. Add cherries. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  5. Remove from the heat; stir in butter, extract and food coloring.
  6. Cool to room temperature; spread over cream cheese layer. Top with whipped cream and mint if desired.

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About Delicious Cherry Cheese Pizza

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts



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