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Fruited Dessert Pizza

Did you know that canned produce is on par nutritionally with fresh and frozen? So, when you’re preparing this homemade Fruited Dessert Pizza, reach into your pantry for a can of apricot halves, sliced peaches and dark sweet cherries!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12

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Fruited Dessert Pizza


Cookie Crust:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

8 ounces mascarpone cheese or cream cheese, softened**
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 (15-ounce) can apricot halves, drained and sliced**
1 (15-ounce) can sliced peaches, drained**
1 (15-ounce) can pitted dark sweet cherries, drained**


Prepare crust: Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 12-inch pizza pan. With mixer, cream butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and almond extract; blend. Add flour, baking powder and salt; blend well. With floured hands, press into prepared pan. Bake until edges are browned, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Prepare topping: In small bowl combine mascarpone cheese, brown sugar and orange peel until well blended. Spread mixture on cookie crust, to within 1-inch from edge. Arrange apricots, peaches and cherries on top of crust.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

Calories 310; Total Fat 15 g (Sat 9 g, Trans 0.5 g); Cholesterol 55 mg; Sodium 150 mg; Total Carbohydrates 43 g; Dietary Fiber 1 g; Sugars 31 g; Protein 4 g, Vitamin A 1249 IU; Vitamin C 4.76 mg; Calcium 43 mg; Iron 0.67 mg; Vitamin D 13.82 IU; Folate 9.71 mcg

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 25%; Vitamin C 8%; Calcium 4%; Iron 4%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrition analysis calculated using: cream cheese; canned apricot halves with skin and juice, not drained; canned sliced peaches with juice, not drained; canned, pitted, dark cherries with heavy syrup, not drained