Thursday, May 07, 2009

Strawberry Season...

Strawberry season is finally here and it is time to bring on the strawberry recipes!

Our family is a huge fan of the Fruit Pizza.  I needed to make a pizza for a friend, but wanted some for our family, so I halved the dough and made a small pizza and then with the rest of the dough I baked them in these little tart pans.  Aren't they cute? 
Then I topped them with some fresh whipped cream and cut strawberries.  
Now one could stop there, but I drizzled some of the glaze leftover from the pizza too.  

I am sure you can just use pre-maid sugar cookie dough, but this is the recipe I use for Fruit Pizza crust... taken from the "Pride of the Princes Kitchen" cookbook. 
It is absolutely delicious! 

1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 1/4 cups of flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Bake at 325 until golden brown...about 10 minutes.

2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon of cornstarch

Combine ingredients on stovetop and bring to a boil for 1 minute.  Let the glaze cool before drizzling on your creation.

Enjoy strawberry season!


Marla and Rob said...

Woo Hoo!! I love fruit pizza - and look at you getting all creative with tarts!! Looks delicious!! Thanks for the shout out about the Pride of the Princes. Who knew it would be world renowned!! Love ya, Marla

Brad & Stacey said...

I did that just for you Miss Marla!:)
Happy Mother's Day my friend!

domandkat said...

I'd drizzle some chocolate sauce over the top of those lovely treats too!

Lyn said...

Oh, for goodness sakes!!! How stuffed are we gonna git?

tang91 said...

Oh, those look fabulous! And I had to smile when I saw your photo of the strawberries -- I have a picture on Facebook that is pretty much the SAME thing! Your strawberries look even better, though!! Happy Mother's Day!