Strawberries have been in abundance at the stores lately, and I’ve been buying them every chance I get. There is nothing quite like biting into a fresh strawberry after months of chilly weather. Yum! This fruit pizza recipe is one of our favorites. I made it up a few years ago and actually had it published in Taste of Home magazine. I’ve tweaked it a little since then, but it is basically the same.
If you like cheesecake, you should give this strawberry pizza a try. It is seriously heavenly!! It is supposed to serve 12, but my family of 6 polished it off in one sitting. It is soooo good!
Strawberry Cheesecake Fruit Pizza
Combine berries and 1/2 cup sugar and let sit at room temperature for 30-60 minutes or until sugar is totally dissolved and turned to juice. Drain all of the juice from the berries and measure 1/2 cup. (If you don’t have enough juice, you can add a little bit of water.) Measure the cornstarch into a saucepan and slowly whisk in the strawberry juice mixture. Whisk till smooth. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for at least 2 minutes, or until thickened. Stir in the lemon zest. Cool to room temperature and fold in the sliced berries. Chill while you prepare the cheesecake filling.
-Make sure you let the berries sit until you have 1/2 cup of juice. If the mixture is too thick after cooling, you can add a little water or orange juice.