Friday, June 8, 2012

"Lightened" Strawberry Pizza & Weekend Potluck #21

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! 


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!!!!

Onto the Party....we are so glad you came by and we can't wait to see all the goodies you link up this week. 

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

And, a personal favorite ~

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

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting! The strawberry pizza looks delicious!! Have a great weekend!!

  2. Your Pizza looks amazing! Hope you are having a great day and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my Caprese Chicken this week, that really makes my day! Your strawberry pizza sounds fantastic!! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

  4. Holy smokes that strawberry pizza looks good.

    Thank you for the sweet comments on the motorcycle rocker I will definitely be careful with the saws.

    Your blog is delicious.

  5. Thanks for hosting and featuring my strawberry malted ice cream!! I truly appreciate it! Have a great weekend!

  6. Thank you so much for hosting! Have a great weekend!

  7. Thank you so much for the feature. I am loving the Weekend Potluck. You ladies are doing a fantabulous job! The strawberry pizza looks amazing.

  8. Your pizza looks wonderful. Want to jump right into the computer and get some. Strawberries are such a good and versatile fruit. Today I bring Hungarian Beef. Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

  9. The strawberry pizza sounds soooo good! I make a fruit pizza, but I like that yours has a glaze. I've never seen sugar-free strawberry glaze. Thanks for hosting!!

  10. Wonderful strawberry pizza pie! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

  11. Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog, Kristin's kNook. I accidentally deleted your email before I could respond! I agree that fresh summer strawberries are the best :)

  12. Thank you for hosting another wonderful party! I shared my homemade mozzarella cheese. Enjoy! <3 and hugs sweetie!