A Different Kind of Pizza

From my previous pizza post, you already know that my family and I love to eat pizza. So of course we enjoy pizza many different ways, and even for dessert. I’m talking about a fruit pizza. My birthday was earlier this week, and this is what I requested as my birthday cake this year, so this could be one of my favorite desserts (that says a lot because I LOVE desserts).

There are many ways to make a fruit pizza. You can use a sugar cookie crust. Or a brownie crust. You can make a frosting for it, or just use whipped cream. You can use any combination of fruit that you love for the topping. The possibilities are endless, which is part of the reason I love fruit pizza so much.

This recipe is Nana’s recipe. She would usually whip one of these up in the summer months or for a holiday like Easter. After playing and swimming all day in the Las Vegas sun with my cousins, Nana’s fruit pizza was such a treat! The crust is so delicious because it is soft and chewy but has some crunch with walnuts added in the batter. Topped with whipped topping (or whipped cream) and fresh seasonal fruit like strawberries (a must), blueberries, blackberries, grapes, bananas, kiwi, mandarin oranges, peaches or nectarines or pineapple. The more fruit, the better.  I’m telling you… this is the perfect dessert!

IMG_2954.jpgNana’s Fruit Pizza

1 yellow cake mix

1/4 cup water

2 eggs

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup  nuts (like chopped walnuts)

Mix the first five ingredients together and then add the nuts.  Line two pizza pans with foil, grease and flour.  Use half of the batter in each pan and spread evenly.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool.

Remove the crust from the foil, and return to the pan spread each pizza with 9 ounces of whipped topping (like Cool Whip).  Top pizzas with lots of fruit of your choice: berries, bananas, oranges, pineapple, grapes, kiwi, etc.  The possibilities are endless!

What toppings are you going to put on your fruit pizza?

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