I am an impressionable pregnant woman. I admit it. It is bad for me to watch the food network too much; I find dozens of things that look so good I MUST make them immediately. This was one of those recipes. Fortunately for my family, it's a very good recipe. As I baked/cooked, my husband was on hand to be my photographer and document my efforts.
Breakfast (Fruit) Pizza
from the show Everyday Italian
original recipe here
1 storebought pizza dough (I used Rhodes)
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
4 Tablespoons cinnamon-sugar (see recipe below)
2 cups mascarpone cheese
1 Tablespoon heavy cream (I used more like 2 Tbsp)
2 Tablespoons lemon juice (I used 4 Tbsp)
1 tsp lemon zest
2 cups mixed berries / fruit in season
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Using a rolling pin, roll out the pizza dough to a thickness of about 1/4 inch. Transfer the pizza dough to the lined baking sheet and brush the dough with the melted butter. Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp cinnamon-sugar mixture and bake until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes. Cool the pizza crust on a wire rack.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together the mascarpone cheese, cream, lemon juice and zest. (I also added 2 tsp of granulated sugar at this point to sweeten it a bit more.)
ONCE THE CRUST IS COOLED, spread the cheese mixture over the cooled crust. Top with mixed berries/fruit and sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon-sugar (I skipped this.) Slice like a pizza and serve.
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
Stir to combine. Set aside in a small serving bowl.
Big, beautiful strawberries in January? You bet! It was heaven...a little bit of June in the middle of winter.
The finished pizza(s). I made two small ones instead of one larger one, and oooohhh they were good!