My sister recently moved out to Boston for a job. In her first couple weeks of work, she attended a party where she made this dish. Her request for the recipe brought back a great many childhood memories, so I too, dusted off the old cookbinder and prepared the dish twice, for two upcoming 4th of July celebrations.
My sister used a homemade sugar cookie as the "crust" of the pizza and her's was quite popular, while my dad and I stuck to the traditional store brand sugar cookie, allowing this recipe to earn the "Quick and Easy" badge for newcomers.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Cool Time: 10 minutes
Ready-In: 40 minutes
1 batch of sugar cookies (I used Pillsbury)
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
Shmoosh cookies into a rectangle about 1/4-1/6 inch thick on a baking sheet.
My rectangle was about 12 inches by 18 inches. Bake according to directions. Pillsbury, for instance, advised 350 F and 11-16 minutes. I baked them for 15 minutes.
You want the cookies to have a nice crunchy bottom, so they won't get soggy.
While the cookies are baking, stir together the sugar and cream cheese for a frosting/sauce for the pizza. Place in refrigerator to keep cool.
Wash the berries. Set blueberries aside.
Slices the strawberries. I sliced the top off, then placed the now-flat part on the cutting board, sliced them in half the short way and sliced in desired thickness of strips. I went for the realistic flags, so 13 strips and 50(ish) stars, cutting my strawberries into 1/2-3/4 inch strip(e)s.
When the crust is done, pull it out and let it cool until you can cut it. I like to cut off the border, making a nice smooth rectangle.
Now, spread the cream cheese mix on, trying real hard to coat evenly and to the edges. Using a knife, plan out the design of the pizza.
Place strawberry stripes down, carefully. This is always the msot time consuming part as you struggle to make everything look even.
|Earning my stripes.|
Fill in blueberries. I left spaces to make the white cream cheese look like the stars on the flag.
Keep in fridge until ready to serve!