Posts Tagged ‘apricot jam’

This pizza recipe brings back memories from my days living in Vancouver.  I made it quite a few times since it was easy and I like easy. Fresh seasonal fruit, with a tasty cream cheese icing on a shortbread base makes for a perfect summer dessert.

Little hands can easily help with this recipe.


Fruit Pizza

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup icing sugar
1 cup butter, softened

12 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

1/3 cup Apricot Jam
1 tbsp water

Fresh fruit

Preheat oven to 350F.

Mix first 5 ingredients together in a bowl until it comes together and you can form a ball. Press onto bottom of pizza pan. If you lay parchment down first it will allow you to remove pizza easily to a cake platter.

Bake for approx 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.

Tip: On a hot summer day you can cook the crust on your BBQ instead of turning your oven on.

To make icing beat together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Spread evenly over pizza crust.

Arrange your fruit on top.

Mix together apricot jam & water. If you wish you can run it through a sieve to remove chunks of apricot. I left the apricot pieces in this time.

Pour glaze over fruit and serve.

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We are not huge dessert people…although I do love to try different recipes at times.   This is Oh My Goodness delicious.   And is sure to impress.

Adapted from: ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen

Grilled Angel Food Cake with Strawberries

3 cups whole strawberries, sliced & stems removed
1 tbsp orange liqueur or juice
1 tbsp marmalade or apricot jam
1 prepared angel food cake

Place your strawberries in a bowl. Remove one cup and set aside. Add orange liqueur/juice and marmalade/apricot jam.  Mash with a potato masher until most of the bigger pieces are crushed.  Set aside.

Cut angel food cake into 12 slices. Lightly oil your BBQ and grill slices until lightly browned on both sides. Spoon mashed strawberries evenly over angel food cake slices and sprinkle with reserved chopped strawberries.

Serve with whipped cream if you wish & eat immediately.

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