Green Living, Lifestyle

Recipe: Vegan Fruit Pizza (Gluten Free)

Looking for the perfect dessert or treat that will surprise and please at backyard BBQ and dinner party alike? We have the perfect recipe for you – a delicious (and gluten free) fruit pizza! 

INGREDIENTS:

CRUST
  • 2½ cups (350 grams) Enjoy Life All Purpose Gluten Free Flour mix
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup organic non-hydrogenated palm shortening
  • ½ cup + 2 tsp water or milk of choice
  • 1¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
FROSTING
  • ¾ cup non-hydrogenated palm shortening.
  • 1¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (approx ½ of lemon)
  • pinch of salt
FRUIT TOPPINGS
  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 2 kiwi
  • 1 small box blackberries
  • 1 small box raspberries
  • 1 small box blueberries
  • 1 mango
  • fresh pineapple
  • fresh figs

 

STEPS:

  1. In a large bowl combine sugar, water/milk and vanilla extract and mix until sugar is fully dissolved.
  2. Add shortening and beat on high for 5 minutes with a mixer until smooth or by hand until small clumps remain.
  3. Add the baking soda and slowly add the gluten free flour in small increments. Scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally.
  4. Once all the flour is incorporated, mix on high for 5 minutes. (If mixing by hand, be sure to beat vigorously taking breaks in-between.) Allow dough to absorb moisture while chilling dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. Divide dough in two. Press half out into a 10 inch circle leaving a ¾-1 inch border (cookie will spread a little during cooking and more if not chilled.) Dock dough with a fork to prevent air pockets
  6. .Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes and rotate the pan. Cook an additional 5-6 minutes or until top is brown and dry. Turn the oven off and open the door. Let the cookie to bake another 2 minutes. Allow the cookie to cool completely before assembling with topping.
    FROSTING

    – Beat shortening on high for 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
    – Add fresh lemon juice and vanilla extract and beat until incorporated.
    – Add powdered sugar ½ cup at a time. Continue mixing on high and scrap down the sides of the bowl.
    – Once all the sugar is added, beat on high for another 5 minutes.
    – Divide in half and reserve excess for later use.

    Assembly

    – Evenly spread frosting onto cooled cookie.
    – Create an alternating pattern with your favorite fruit.

And VOILA! You have a delicious fruit pizza that is sure to impress and should look something like this:

(Image Credit: Google Images)
(Image Credit: Google Images)

 

 


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