All-American Berry Pizza

All-American Berry Pizza

The fresh simplicity of sweet, California strawberries, paired with fragrant blueberries and piled atop a crunchy sugar cookie crust, All-American Berry Pizza is sure to delight both children and adults alike! With lively patriotic colors and bright summer flavors, this delicious desert is the perfect addition to an Independence Day celebration or other summer get-togethers. Amazingly simple and fun to prepare, ready-to-bake refrigerated cookie dough speeds up preparation time. Children can also share a hand in the fun by decorating the pizza with the berries before serving.

INGREDIENTS:

1 package (18 ounces each) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 container (8 ounces) lowfat vanilla yogurt
1 pint basket California strawberries (12 ounces), stemmed and halved
1 cup blueberries

DIRECTION:

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 14 minutes

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour bottom and side of 14-inch pizza pan. With floured hands, press cookie dough evenly into bottom of pan. Bake in center of oven 14 to 16 minutes until golden brown. Run metal spatula or thin knife along edge of crust to loosen from pan; cool in pan on wire rack. In mixer bowl, beat cream to form soft peaks. Fold in yogurt to blend. If made ahead, cover and refrigerate. Just before serving, spread cream mixture evenly onto cooled crust. Arrange strawberries and blueberries decoratively over top; serve immediately cut into wedges.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: 260 calories; 13 g fat; 25 mg cholesterol; 200 mg sodium; 32 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 3 g protein.

Thanks to the California Strawberry Commission for this great recipe.

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