Low-carb Friendly Fruit Pizza

Sometimes you get a craving. You just have to have that special something. Maybe it’s crispy potato chips, or a savory steak, but you just know the craving isn’t going away until you have a bite of whatever it is that your thinking about. For me it’s usually something sweet like fruit pizza. And, it’s always nice to have a sweet dessert with family dinners from time to time.

What do you find yourself craving the most? Is it sweet and chocolaty, or crispy and salty? Fruit pizza is a little savory and a little sweet.

Low-carb Fruit Pizza

First of all, there is the cookie. Fruit pizza is typically made with a sugar cookie or shortbread recipe. That means loaded with sugar!, which would never do on a Trim Healthy Mama eating plan. So I set off to Pinterest to see if I could find a low-carb alternative recipe. With a little research I quickly discovered this Pin.

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Recently, I was craving something sweet following our dinner of Lazy Lasagna from the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook. For some reason fruit pizza kept popping into my head. Maybe because I had been to the grocery the day before and had a kitchen full of fresh fruit. But the problem was how do I make a fruit pizza and stay on plan?

Low-carb Fruit Pizza

For the Fruit Pizza Cookie Layer

This Low carb Shortbread Cookie found on The Low Carb Diet website was my inspiration.

It looked like a good option, and easy to make plus I had all of the ingredients on hand.

I pre-heated the oven to 350. Then, I quickly mixed the ingredients in my Kitchenaid Pro Stand Mixer.

Low-carb Fruit Pizza

I felt like the dough was really dry. Which wouldn’t do with a fruit pizza, I needed it moist enough to make a bar cookie, so I added about 1/2 cup of water to the mix in small amounts until I had the texture and consistency I wanted. 

I placed the dough into my Pampered Chef medium bar pan patted it down and into the corners until it was a nice thick layer of cookie. I put it in the oven for 8 minutes, but watched it closely and let it bake for up to 12 minutes. I wanted it cooked through but still soft and chewy.

Low-carb Fruit Pizza

For the Fruit Pizza Cheese Layer 

I sadly didn’t have any cream cheese on hand which is what is typically used in fruit pizza. That would still work on a THM plan so if that’s what you have to work with, go ahead.

I used 1/4 cup of no-fat plain Greek yogurt. I think using 1/2 the yogurt with 1/8 cup cream cheese would also serve as a great addition. I pulsed some on plan sweetener (I prefer Pyure) to make powdered “sugar” and added about 2 T to the yogurt, I also drizzled in a little vanilla (about 1/2 tsp.).

Low-carb Fruit Pizza

After trying it, I thought it needed a little bit of structure. It had good flavor but was a little too runny for a fruit pizza. So I added in a bit of whipped cream.  (Well, Fat-free Reddi Whip for the non-purist drive thru Sue in me.) That did it. It had good texture, flavor and was still spreadable. 

Building the Fruit Pizza

Low-carb Fruit Pizza

Once the cookie layer came out of the oven I let it cool completely, spread the topping on top. I sliced up my fruits, I used strawberry, raspberry, blueberry and blackberry, and 1 small banana (I knew each serving would have no more than a slice or two so I was within limits), raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. 

Low-carb Fruit Pizza

You can use a variety of fruits, especially fruits that are considered super fruits such as berries, mango and even kiwi. Fun fact… did you know that kiwi is technically a berry?

Low-carb Fruit Pizza
Yield: 10 slices

Low-carb Fruit Pizza

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 27 minutes

THM, S, Keto

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups almond meal/flour
  • 1/2 cup stevia blend sweetener, I use Pyure®
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup of no-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 T. stevia blend sweetener (Pyure®)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 C. low-fat Redi-whip®
  • 3-4 medium strawberries, sliced
  • 2-3 blackberries, sliced
  • 1/4 C. blueberries
  • 1 small banana, sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a medium sized bar pan with non-stick coconut oil spray.
  2. In a large bowl mix together butter, almond flour, stevia blend sweetener, vanilla extract, and water.
  3. Spread cookie dough into a bar pan. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes until cookie is soft, but cooked through. You want it to be just slightly browned. Remove from oven and let rest until completely cooled.
  4. While the cookie is cooling, mix together the yogurt, whipped cream, sweetener and vanilla. Slice the fruit. Place in refrigerator until cookie is ready. This helps to firm up the cream mixture a bit.
  5. Once cooled, spread the cream mixture across the top of the cookie, add the sliced fruit to the top. Enjoy!

Notes

You can use 1/8 Cup of non-fat cream cheese instead of the whipped cream in this recipe as well for a more firm cream mixture.

Feel free to use whatever fruit you prefer, kiwi is another berry that is considered to be a super fruit.

This recipe will likely fall into a cross-over if you are using banana. But, if you use only berries you'll stay in S.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291Total Fat: 20.5gSaturated Fat: 6.6gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 9.2gNet Carbohydrates: 6gFiber: 3.2gSugar: 3.3gProtein: 5.7g

This fruit pizza hit the sweet spot! It was so soft and moist with a good bite to it and the topping and fruit were just sweet enough. In fact, it was so good, I ate it for breakfast the next day!

Low-carb Fruit Pizza
  

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