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Mixed Berry Cheesecake Pizza


  • Author: Joscelyn Abreu
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x

Description

Honey sweetened pizza dough topped with mixed berries and a cheesecake sauce. Several pizza crust options, including a spelt and gluten-free option. Can easily be made vegan.


Ingredients

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  • pizza dough (Honey Wheat Crust, Spelt Pizza Crust, or Gluten Free Crust (contains egg))
  • 8 oz. regular or vegan cream cheese, room temperature
  • 23 tablespoon honey, maple syrup, or sugar, to taste (may need more for fruit)
  • 24 tablespoons milk of choice or water
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 34 cups mixed berries, washed and larger berries sliced
  • 12 teaspoons turbinado sugar, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 500F. Whichever pizza dough recipe you choose, use 2-3 tablespoons of honey/maple syrup/sugar instead of 1.
  2. After the dough has rested the first time for 20-30 minutes, place onto a sheet of parchment paper and shape into a large round circle. Carefully fold 1-inch of the entire border over to create a crust. Sprinkle crust with turbinado sugar (optional) and then set aside to rise while you prepare the cheesecake filling.
  3. Place softened cream cheese into a medium mixing bowl and beat with a mixer until smooth. Add honey and then begin adding milk/water 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture is creamy and spreads easily with an offset spatula.
  4. Mix in lemon juice and zests. Taste and adjust sweetness as needed.
  5. Slice any large berries—strawberries into 1/4-inch slices and big blackberries in half. If fruit is tart, mix with 2-3 tablespoons of sweetener. Place half of the berries evenly onto the pizza dough. If you want a more juicy filling, roughly mash the berries before spreading on the dough.
  6. Top with cream cheese mixture and then scatter remaining berries over the cheesecake filling.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Bake time will depend on how thick your pizza dough is.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before cutting. If your fruit is tart, you can drizzle more honey across the top. Makes about 8 slices.
  • Category: Dessert