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Have you ever had one of those kitchen fails that so derailed your day that you shirked all other responsibilities and watched a stupid movie? That happened to me this week. My first batch of coconut cream must have had some residual liquid so it did not whip. I tried to save it by adding a plethora of things – cornstarch, powdered sugar, greek yogurt. It remained a stubbornly liquid cream that was offensively overly sweetened. Dinner was also cooking in the process. Unfortunately the pan of cooked potatoes missed the colander and all went down the sink. To top it off my nap striking toddler was writhing and howling at my feet as all existence had become objectionable to him.

A more successful second attempt at dinner and a few deep breaths helped to power through bed time for the little ones. Then we enjoyed a stupid movie and an improvised dessert. Instead of coconut cream, we slathered slabs of sugar cookie crust with honey sweetened yogurt and fresh berries. It was good. If you do not use this recipe with coconut cream, I hope you go with the yogurt topped route.

The coconut cream is what makes this fruit pizza really special.The sugar cookie crust is reminiscent  of Potbelly’s sugar cookies – chewy and vanilla forward. Top that with honey sweetened coconut cream and fresh berries. We have a dessert pizza that will please a crowd and is vegan to boot. If you happen to have left overs because you make extra, I won’t judge you for eating it for breakfast.

Hope you get an opportunity to make this and enjoy a safe, fun weekend!

Fruit Pizza Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza

Serves 1 slice

Vegan Fruit Pizza

A Potbelly reminiscent sugar cookie crust topped with whipped coconut cream and fresh berries. Beautiful enough to work for an occasion and tasty enough that the whole crowd will love them.

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    Cookie Crust
  • 1 ⅔ cups flour, all purpose
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 ½ Tb coconut oil, room temperature
  • 1 ⅛ cup sugar, white or cane
  • 3 Tb greek yogurt, can use non-dairy
  • 3 Tb vegetable oil
  • 1 Tb cornstarch
  • 1 Tb milk; I used flax milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Topping
  • 1 can of full fat coconut cream*
  • ⅛ cup honey, or agave nectar for strict vegan
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups of red and blue berries; raspberries, blueberries, strawberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together - flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the sugar into the room temperature coconut oil. Add in the yogurt, vegetable oil, cornstarch, milk and vanilla mixing thoroughly.
  4. Add in dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and combine into a dough. If the dough is a little on the dry side add a tiny splash more milk. Form the dough into a disk, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  5. Roll or press dough out onto a 12 inch pizza pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-14 minutes - just until browning on the edges. Cool cookie completely.
  6. Whip the coconut cream in a stand mixer or by hand until it creates peaks. Stir in the honey and vanilla extract.
  7. Spread the whipped coconut cream on the cooled cookie. Decorate with berries.

Notes

*Refrigerate the can of cream overnight. Open can from the bottom side and carefully remove the solids. Save the liquids for a smoothie or other later use.

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