Recipe courtesy of Carlene Thomas

Fruit Pizza with Summer Berries

This colorful dessert pizza gets the most out of fresh berries: the juice from mashed blackberries naturally tints the purple frosting and a trio of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are the perfect toppings.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr (includes freezing and cooling time)
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 8 servings (1 slice per serving)
  • Nutrition Info
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Ingredients

Pizza Dough:

1 cup white whole-wheat flour, plus more for dusting

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon fine salt 

3/4 cup sugar

7 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 teaspoons lemon zest

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 large egg

Frosting:

8 ounces light cream cheese, at room temperature

3/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons honey

10 blackberries 

Topping:

1/3 cup blueberries

20 raspberries

10 blackberries

3 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut 

Directions

  1. For the pizza dough: Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. Beat together the sugar and butter on medium-low speed in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until light and creamy. Beat in the lemon zest, vanilla and egg. Increase the speed to medium and add the flour mixture in 2 batches, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary, and beat until just incorporated.  
  3. Divide the dough in half and pat each piece into a disk. Wrap separately with plastic wrap and freeze for 45 minutes. 
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment and dust it with flour. Roll one of the discs into a round that is approximately 1/4 inch thick and 6 1/2 inches across. Put a plate or inverted bowl of a similar size on top of the dough and cut off any excess dough to create a clean edge. Transfer to a lightly-floured work surface.
  5. Dust the baking sheet again with flour and repeat with the second disc. Brush off the baking sheet and arrange the 2 dough rounds on it. Bake until lightly browned around the edges, about 15 minutes. Cool completely on the baking sheet. 
  6. Meanwhile, make the frosting: Beat together the cream cheese, yogurt and honey on medium speed in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until thick and smooth. Mash the blackberries in a small bowl. Strain through a fine mesh sieve; you should have about 2 tablespoons of juice (see Cook's Note). Add the juice to the cream cheese mixture and beat until the frosting is purple with no white streaks. Frost the 2 cooled "pizza" rounds. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  7. Decorate each pizza with blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Sprinkle each with coconut. Slice each pizza into 4 pieces. 

Cook’s Note

Add more blackberry juice for a more intense purple colored frosting.

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