January 23, 2013
Lemony Deep Dish Fruit Pizza
A dessert pizza! A soft delicious doughy crust with a secret ingredient. Lemon curd sauce. Sweet fruit toppings.
Oh my gosh.
I served this to many friends/family. They were surprised to find that it was (1) homemade (2) vegan (3) healthy (4) full of garbanzo beans!!! Muahahahaha. I can trick people with my food :)
Anyway, it's really good. I first had beans-in-desserts with Chocolate Covered Katie's amazing deep dish cookie pie. Try it. For reals. Since then I've discovered you can add garbanzo beans, cannelini beans, or great white northern beans (black beans for chocolately desserts like my S'mores Brownies) to tons of goodies, and it makes it so easy to replace flour and fat but still gives you a gooey yummy treat.
Guiltless dessert success.
2 cans garbanzo beans
1 C whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 C sugar
1/2 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
2 t vanilla extract
Put everything in a food processor and blend until garbanzo beans are smooth and everything is incorporated.
lemon curd: go visit Healthy. Happy. Life. for the recipe! I'm only using half of her recipe for this. But who doesn't want leftover vegan lemon curd?! (Note: I did have to add an extra tablespoon of cornstarch - that might be because I didn't measure my lemon juice, just squeezed a couple lemons in there! Don't be afraid to add more if you need it.)
3/4 C strawberries
or sub with any other fruit you want!
*note: there's twice as much of all this fruit on my cutting board cause I didn't know how much I'd use - I froze it all so I can have strawberry-banana-kiwi smoothies!
Preheat oven to 425.
Spray your baking dish with cooking spray. I highly recommend you use a large cast iron skillet - for one, that just seems like a traditional deep dish pizza to me! For another, it's ridiculously cute, right?
Press the crust mixture into the pan, making sure to go up the sides. Bake the crust until it's puffy and golden, about 35 minutes.
Take out of the oven, pour on lemon curd. Then layer the sliced fruit however you like. Put back in the oven for 10 minutes.
Ummmm wow. You could seriously eat this for breakfast. It is crazy nutritious!
Here's a cheater/less healthy note: You can use pre-made cookie or pie dough for the crust. Or you can use pizza dough.
Nutrition facts (for 1/10th of pizza): Calories: 373; Calories from Fat: 61; Total Fat: 6.8g; Saturated Fat: 1.1g; Sodium: 107mg; Total Carbohydrates: 66.3g; Dietary Fiber: 12.7g; Sugars: 24.0g; Protein: 13.4g
Posted by Leslie