Pop Tart Pizza with Strawberries

September 20, 2011

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I had way too much testosterone in my house this past weekend.  It has been one party after another and these late night bar/bat mitzvah’s leaves the kids hyper and wanting more, even at the very late hour of 11:30p.m.

Generally, what happens is whatever parent is doing the late night pick up ends up being talked into taking the whole car load home for a sleepover.  Saturday night, I had 4 boys in my car plus the two that I already had at home, in bed, sleeping.

Before resting my head on the pillow that night, I took out some pop tart dough that I had in my freezer and put it in the fridge.  I had been wanting to recreate this dessert I had tried a few weeks back from a local food truck.  And having 6 boys in the house created the perfect time to test it out.

Before the boys woke up the next day, I rolled out the dough and baked it.  I macerated some strawberries with 1 tablespoon of sugar and dash of balsamic. While the dough was still slightly warm, I layered the berries on top and drizzled some homemade chocolate sauce and homemade caramel sauce over the berries. Sprinkled with a bit of powdered sugar and I think I got pretty close to the taste of the original.

The boys enjoyed this little appetizer before their real breakfast of  eggs, bacon, bagels, and frut. Then they were out the door(by 8:30 a.m.) for a paint ball party. I sure wish I had a smidge of their energy.

Chocolate Fudge Sauce
yield: 12 oz.

ingredients:
6 oz. half-and-half
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 Tbsp. strong coffee
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

instructions:
• in a heavy saucepan, heat the half and half and the butter over medium heat, until hot but not boiling.
• put the chopped chocolate, coffee, and vanilla in a heat proof bowl. pour the hot liquid over the chocolate and stir unitl smooth.
• let cool slightly.  leftover sauce can be poured into a heat proof, glass jar, covered tightly and stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
• bring to room temperature before using and if you like it warm, warm it up in a glass bowl set of a pot of simmering water.

More Fruit Pizza Ideas:
Summer Fruit Crostata - Family Fresh Cooking
Apple Cranberry Crostata – My Recession Kitchen
Easy Fruit Tart - Savory Sweet Life
Apple Galette – Lemon Chocolate Salt

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Maria September 20, 2011 at 9:02 am

I want a slice!

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2 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] September 20, 2011 at 9:03 am

Pop tart pie?! Excuse me, but you are the best slumber party mom ever! This looks amazing. We need to have a slumber party, Susan. Grown-up style with wine, cheese, ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and pop tart pie.

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3 Susan September 20, 2011 at 10:50 am

I am all over the grown up slumber party. I think we need to hit Marla up for a weekend at her Telluride digs. Don’t you agree?

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4 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] September 20, 2011 at 11:06 am

Agreed 110%!

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5 Amanda September 20, 2011 at 10:26 am

Girl, you rock!! This is SOOOO going to be made by me this week! Looks amazing!

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6 Susan September 22, 2011 at 8:42 am

if you don’t feel like making the dough, use puff pastry – such a great alternative!

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7 Deliciously Organic September 20, 2011 at 10:44 am

Looks fantastic!

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8 Nancy@acommunaltable September 20, 2011 at 10:48 am

Ok, I officially nominate you for “Mom of the Year” !! No wonder everyone wants to be at your house with treats like this!!! What a great and easy dessert – I love things like this!!!

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9 Susan September 20, 2011 at 10:51 am

I think you are one pretty fabulous mom as well, Nancy. I would love to be a fly on the wall on any given day at your house!

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10 Esi September 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm

I could use a slice of this right now.

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11 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen September 20, 2011 at 8:56 pm

A breakfast appetizer?! Okay this is a brilliant concept, why do we have to wait for dinner to have an appetizer before our meals. You’re on to something here Susan.

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12 Susan September 22, 2011 at 8:43 am

gotta keep my “frat” boys happy!

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13 Kim September 21, 2011 at 4:31 am

What a great treat. I definitly want to try this pop tarts dought!

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14 Susan September 22, 2011 at 8:43 am

kim – the dough is flakey and versatile. I always have it on hand in the freezer.

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15 Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets September 21, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Cute and delicious idea!

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16 Georgia Pellegrini September 22, 2011 at 1:08 pm

This dessert looks super delicate… like it would melt in your mouth. And it saucy… I love sawsy desserts ;)

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17 aida mollenkamp September 22, 2011 at 2:50 pm

What a great twist on a pop tart!

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