Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Caramel Fruit Cookie Pizza

*I entered this in The Gluten-Free Homemaker's Gluten-Free Wednesdays recipe carnival. Please check out all of the great entries here!

Tonight I wanted to experiment some, but didn't really know what I wanted to make. I was looking through my recipe files, and saw a recipe for a Banana-Berry Brownie Pizza. So I figured I would make something like that recipe. But, I looked to see if we had cocoa - we are out. So I made the dough for Chocolate Chip Cookies without the chocolate chips, spread in a round pan and baked. I made up a sauce with brown sugar (because we've only had brown sugar for the last few days, and we're out of powdered sugar), then topped with a couple bananas and a peach.

This was good! They (my brothers and sisters) really liked it.

*Note: I think I'm going to do the sauce different next time. I beat it until it was the consistency of a caramel sauce, then put it on the crust when the crust was still hot, and it melted and soaked into the crust. Next time I'll try beating the sauce more until it's like fudge, then spread on the cooled crust.

Caramel Fruit Cookie Pizza (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Corn-free)
Hanunyah Creation

1/2 cup lard
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla or maple extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon guar gum
1/2 teaspoon baking soda + 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar (or 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder, if not corn-free)
1 1/4 cups rice flour

1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup lard
1 teaspoon vanilla or maple extract

2 large bananas
1 peach

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Combine all of the crust ingredients. Spread in a greased round baking pan (I used a stoneware baking pan, not sure what size - I think 11 inch or something around that). Bake in preheated oven for about 9 to 12 minutes, until golden brown.

2. For the sauce, combine the brown sugar and milk. Stir until dissolved, and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add the lard and extract. Beat until thick. Spread over the cookie crust. Slice and arange your desired fruit over the cookie crust and sauce.

~ Hanunyah


  1. I love a fruit pizza and I love caramel, but I've never put the two together. I'm sure it's great. I just need to make a dairy free caramel sauce.

  2. I used goat milk, because my brother tolerates that (not cow's milk). I have not experimented with non-dairy milk, but you could try that (or coconut cream, or non-dairy yogurt?). Or, if you're brave . . . try it with water. It would probably affect the richness, but you never know.


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