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Here's my Valentine dessert... Strawberry Pizza !!!

So, today I submit my dessert pizza. Heart shaped to celebrate the season. Some might not consider this a pizza at all, but under the rules of pizza I live by... (Crust, Sauce and topping)... Of course this is a Pizza!


So, let's get to it, Here's what I did...


Crust (Shhhh, Don't tell anyone, it's really a cookie)


1 stick of butter, softened to room temperature
1 cup Flour
1/4 cup Powdered Sugar


Sauce (and keep this under your hat, it's a sweet cheese)


8 ounces Mascarpone Cheese
2 TBS Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla


Sauce Number 2 (easy strawberry jelly)


6 Strawberries, stems removed (I used the strawberries that had flaws so the nice looking presentation berries would be used for the topping)
1 TBS Sugar
1 tsp Cornstarch


Topping


a Dozen Strawberries, stemmed and cut in halved


Topping Number 2 (Easy Chocolate drizzle)


3 ounces White Chocolate
2 TSP Heavy Cream

Mix the Crust ingredients together. You will need to do a final knead by hand to get it to look like dough.

Form into the shape of a Heart with a lip around the edges

Bake on a silicone pad (or parchment paper) at 325 degrees for 15 minutes, allow to cool

Whisk together the ingredients in the Sauce (number 1)

Spread the mascarpone whisk around the entire pizza.

Combine the ingredients in Sauce number 2 in a mini chopper and blend (blender works fine for this as well)

Spread this over the cheese.

Arrange the strawberry halves over the strawberry sauce

in the microwave, flash the chocolate and cream for 30 seconds
Mix. If it needs additional heat, flash for only 10 seconds at a time. Continue to mix between each flashing

Drizzle over the top of the strawberries

And Viola...

So, what's everyone else doing for dessert tonight??

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