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Crazy Crust Fruit

Crazy Crust Pie recipe is a quick and easy way to cook a fuss-free crust from a batter – no rolling or chilling pie dough required. It takes 5 minutes to prepare this homemade hybrid of a cake crossed with a pie, then as it bakes in the oven, it forms a crust around the fruit.

When you crave the flavor of a classic fruit-filled dessert but don’t feel like fussing or blind baking a pie crust, then this simple recipe is your shortcut solution!

In fact, there’s no pie dough at all in this retro recipe; rather an easy to make batter is formed from flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, vanilla, half and half, and an egg, then poured into a pie dish followed by canned fruit pie filling.

As it bakes, a cake version of a crust is created around the edges while the fruit in the middle becomes warm and fragrant.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: Can I use canned fruits instead of fresh ones?

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A: While fresh fruits are recommended for the best taste and texture, canned fruits can be used as a convenient alternative. Just make sure to drain them well before topping the pizza.

Q: Can I make the crust in advance?

A: Yes, you can prepare the crust ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking. Simply cover it tightly with plastic wrap to prevent drying out.

Q: Can I customize the fruit toppings?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to get creative and use your favorite fruits or whatever is in season. This recipe is versatile and allows for endless combinations to suit your taste preferences.

Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Assorted fresh fruits (strawberries, kiwi, pineapple, berries, etc.)
1/4 cup apricot preserves or honey, for glaze

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a 12-inch pizza pan.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
In another bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add milk and vanilla extract, mixing well.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stirring until a soft dough forms.
Spread the dough evenly onto the greased pizza pan, forming a crust.
Arrange sliced fruits on top of the crust in an attractive pattern.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
Once baked, heat apricot preserves or honey in a small saucepan until melted. Brush over the fruit topping for a glossy finish.
Allow the pizza to cool slightly before slicing and serving. Enjoy the explosion of flavors!

Nutrition Information:
This Crazy Crust Fruit Pizza offers a guilt-free treat, packed with vitamins and antioxidants from the fresh fruits. Each slice provides a satisfying blend of carbohydrates, healthy fats, and natural sugars, making it a wholesome dessert option for any occasion.

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