Friday, June 8, 2012

"Lightened" Strawberry Pizza & Weekend Potluck #21


WELCOME TO WEEKEND POTLUCK!
AND...
Where I RE-post something from my archives...


In my humble opinion, fresh summer strawberries can't be beat! Add cream cheese, and a crunchy nutty crust and you've got a real winner!



I cut back on the amount of butter in the crust, used 1/3 reduced fat cream cheese and sugar-free strawberry glaze.  This dessert is out-of-this-world wonderful! 

' LIGHTENED UP' STRAWBERRY PIZZA

1-1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 c. cold butter, cut into chunks
(I use 1 - 2 Tb. less)
1/2 c. brown sugar
(I use 1/3 c.)
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1 - 8 oz. (1/3 reduced fat) cream cheese, softened
3/4 c. powdered sugar
(I use half splenda or xylitol)
1 - 8 oz. tub (lite) Cool Whip, thawed
4 c. cleaned, sliced fresh strawberries
1 - 16 oz. pkg. (sugar free) strawberry glaze


Preheat oven to 350. In lg. bowl, combine flour, butter, brown sugar and nuts. Spread on 14" pizza pan or 10" X 15" X 1" cookie sheet.

Bake 12 - 15 minutes until browned. Cool.

In medium bowl, combine cream cheese and powdered sugar; beat until smooth. Fold in whipped topping and spread over cooled crust. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to set up.

In large bowl, combine fresh strawberries and glaze until coated. Spread out over cream cheese filling, then top with dollops of Cool Whip to serve. Keep leftovers refrigerated.

Enjoy every tasty bite!!!!


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This week, we have made a few changes to Weekend Potluck. The most important change? We've added an amazing new cohost... Holly from Life As a Lofthouse.
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Before we celebrate with our new co-host, let's take a quick peek back at last week...

The recipe with the most clicks was ~

Cherries Jubilee by Everyday Mom's Meals

Recipes that caught our attention ~

Peanut Butter Nutella Cake recipe
Peanut Butter Nutella Cake by A'Lil Country Sugar
Caprese Chicken recipe
Caprese Chicken by Lisa's Dinnertime Dish

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Strawberry Malted Ice Cream
Strawberry Malted Ice Cream by Lemons for Lulu 

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