|Fresh Fruit Pizza
Quick Cookie Crust*
8 oz mascarpone or softened cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon almond, lemon or orange extract
powdered sugar to taste
3 cups fresh sliced fruit and berries
1/2 cup apple jelly, apricot preserves or orange marmalade
* Quick Cookie Crust
2 cup Flour
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Almond Extract
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup Unsalted Butter
Mix the first 3 ingredients then add the butter thru the feed tube while the processor is running. Turn up until ball forms - this can also be done in a mixer with a paddle.
Spray tart pan with removable bottom with stick free spray. Take a chunk of dough and roll into a rope. Finger press it into the sides of the tart pan’s flutes. For the bottom part of the crust, flatten a chunk and press with fingers into bottom. (Can do 1 day ahead.) If you don’t have a tart pan, simply shape crust by hand on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 deg F until lightly brown.
With a fork, whisk mascarpone (or cream cheese) with extract and just a hint of powdered sugar. Spread cheese mixture over cooled crust. Arrange fruit in a thin attractive layer on top. Slightly warm marmalade and brush over fruit. Serve immediately. – Chef Mick Rosacci, www.TonysMarket.com