Slimmed Down Berry Fruit Pizza

June 21, 2016

DSC_2115

DSC_2111

DSC_2108

DSC_2121

One of my favorite aspects of summer when I was a kid was the promise of patriotic desserts. White cake with strawberries and blueberries arranged like the American flag? Check. Angel cake trifles? Yup. Red, white, and blue jello? You bet. I just could not get enough. So when Andrew requested fruit pizza, I was all about it. This recipe deviates a little from the normal health conscious recipes on this blog, but in terms of dessert, it’s not the worst. And no this isn’t completely one of those, there’s fruit on it so it must be good for you, kind of things. I swapped the sugar cookie for a healthier oatmeal cookie crust, cut down on the sugar and fat in the frosting, and now you have a slightly healthier take on this classic picnic dessert. It’s beautiful and it’s perfection.

Have a great week!

XOXO – Emmy Lou Lou

Berry Fruit Pizza

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 Cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup butter
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 Ounces cream cheese
  • 18 packets of stevia - or you can use 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Pint blueberries
  • 2 Cups black berries
  • 2 Cups raspberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar.
  3. Add egg, maple syrup, and vanilla to bowl.
  4. Beat until smooth.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  7. Mix until well incorporated.
  8. Spray a 9x13 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  9. Press dough into pan.
  10. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool completely.
  11. In a separate bowl, beat heavy whipping on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form.
  12. Add stevia, cream cheese, and vanilla to bowl.
  13. Beat until smooth and creamy.
  14. Spread frosting over the cookie crust.
  15. Top with berries.
  16. Keep covered and refrigerated.
http://emmylouloublog.com/uncategorized/berry-fruit-pizza/

You Might Also Like

4 Comments

  • Reply Bethany @ athletic avocado June 22, 2016 at 6:21 am

    This fruit pizza looks amazing! Love that you lightened it up to be less guilty!

    • Reply emmy.loulou.blog@gmail.com June 23, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      Thanks so much for taking a look! You cannot even tell that it’s healthier! SOOO yummy!

  • Reply Paula@Paula's Plate June 22, 2016 at 10:42 am

    YUM! I can’t wait to give this a try. I love the use of oatmeal in the crust.

    • Reply emmy.loulou.blog@gmail.com June 23, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      I hope you absolutely love it! The crust is fabulous!

    Leave a Reply