Friday Food : Blueberry Dessert Pizza

As everyone who is anyone knows, this coming Monday is my birthday! I wanted to find some type of treat to promote, but everything I came across seemed so boring. Also, how much sugar, flour and oil can one person consume? I was nearly sold on attempting my own cake pops or fro-yo when I stumbled upon this gem of a recipe. I’ve seen it posted on a few other blogs so I know it’s cool to do so with proper link back.

Blueberry Dessert Pizza

What you will need:

  • 1 12” ready-made pizza crust
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup blueberry jam
  • 1 cup grated part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Place cream cheese and cinnamon in a small bowl and stir together until well combined.
  3. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the surface of the crust.
  4. Next, spread the blueberry jam over the cream cheese mixture.
  5. Sprinkle the mozzarella over the jam, followed by the fresh blueberries.
  6. Place the pizza directly onto the oven rack and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the cheese melts and bubbles and the blueberries just begin to juice.
  7. Allow to cool for a few minutes, cut and serve.

Comments and Photos:

Photos are my own. Recipe from Spoon Fork Bacon.

This variation on the Italian American classic may not be 100% healthy (hello cream cheese?), but it is loaded with blueberries, in fact I may have added even more than the original recipe since I adore the fruit and know they’re loaded with all types of nutrients (hey they’re a superfood!)

Possible cream cheese substitutions? Strain an equal amount of yogurt overnight. <–I like this idea, especially with the fruit. For vegans I read you can add a dash of lemon to coconut cream (obviously I won’t be testing this theory for you, sorry I like breathing)

Vegan change outs for the mozzarella? Apparently there are companies called “Follow Your Heart” and “Tofutti” who sell prepackaged substitutes. I also discovered this girl’s blog and a recipe for homemade vegan mozzarella.

Oh and clearly you could make some crust, but I took the lazy person’s route. Hey, being honest. I wanted to try the whole wheat crust from Boboli, but they’re jerks and made it with palm oil so I used a golden what from Frechette instead.

Have a wonderful weekend! Try taking this dish to any remaining holiday parties for the 4th? Or bookmark it and try it out for Labor Day.

PS: Winners of the tuna?  Katie and Allison. Please send me your mailing information.

5 thoughts on “Friday Food : Blueberry Dessert Pizza

    • Me too, but most of the ones I’ve seen or tried were completely sugar based and too overwhelming to me. This at least has the regular crust which greatly cut down on the “treat” aspect for me

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