What’s a guy to do when he buys all of the ingredients for a peach dessert pizza except for the peaches?? What else, but improvise! Tearing the refrigerator apart, I came across what turned out to be a terrific substitute – a huge bowl of sliced strawberries that had been used for making strawberry shortcake.
I used the base from my Cinnamon Peach pizza recipe which consists of cream cheese, milk and marshmallow cream. Then, I topped it with the sliced strawberries which had been mixed with some confectioners sugar (forgive the lack of measurements – I was not expecting to make this pizza). Next, I sprinkled the pie with home made struesel and baked it for 13 minutes at 480 degrees.
Once it was out of the oven and had a minute to cool, I globbed some whipped cream onto the pizza and served it up to our guests! This pizza went over extremely well and almost looks patriotic. In fact, this pizza will be a wonderful summer recipe as soon as I can work out the problem of soggy crust. The moisture from the strawberries soaked through the cheese and made the whole thing very soggy. No one minded, but if the slice could stand on its own it would make for a much better experience. I’ll keep this baby around and try to squeeze off a more official version of this pizza in the very near future.