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bobo36us 05-18-2010 08:28 PM

FRUIT PIZZA, NOW NO BAKE WITH A TROPICAL TWIST
 
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...2/P1010242.jpg


Hi everybody,

Long time no see :-)

I've been pretty busy lately, but just wanted to take a few minutes and
share a recipe I've been playing around with.

This was always a springtime / cookout favorite of mine, and I did a post
on it a few years back: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...l#post10981553

I just wanted to share a few "tweaks" to the recipe that I think you'll enjoy.

First of all, it is now no-bake!
Secondly, the addition of coconut in the crust adds a great tropical flavor.
Thirdly, the almond flour crust has been replaced with a Macadamia crust.
Finally, there is no Erythritol required!

The picture you see above is my 3rd pizza in 2 weeks!!! This is super sweet
and your friends and family will NEVER know it's low carb.

Here is the recipe:

CRUST

8 oz Macadamia nuts
4 tablespoon Butter
1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut (Tropical Traditions)
1 scoop Stevia (or liquid Stevia equivilant)
3 scoops Sucralose (or liquid Splenda equivilant)


FILLING

8 oz Cream Cheese
1 Cup Heavy Cream
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 scoop Stevia (or liquid Stevia equivilant)
3 scoops Sucralose (or liquid Splenda equivilant)


For the crust, grind Macadamia nuts in food processor. You will actually turn
the nuts into a paste because of all the fat in the nuts. This is ok, grind the
nuts into a puree' because you don't want any "crunch" in the crust.

Next, melt the butter and add the sweetener to the butter. The reason you add the
sweetener to the butter is because the sweetener is so concentrated that it will
be more evenly distributed throughout the crust if it is diluted in the butter first.

Add coconut and pour into a 10" greased pan (I used a 10" spring form pan).
Even with the addition of the coconut, this crust will still be very runny or soupy.
That is ok, just stick in the refrigerator or freezer for a few minutes
while you prepare the filling and it will be fine.

(Side note: the shredded coconut that I used was Tropical Tradition, and was very "dry".
If you are using fresh shredded coconut, you might want to dry it out in the oven
first, and possibly even give it a quick chop if you don't want any coconut texture in the dessert)





For the filling, combine cream cheese and heavy cream in a mixing bowl. Next, combine the
sweetener and Vanilla in a separate container, and add to bowl (if using powdered sweetener,
you might need to heat the vanilla slightly to get the sweetener to dissolve).
Mix. This will be very very thin at first, but will thicken very quickly after
just a few seconds on high with your mixer. Mix until creamy. Spread on crust. Add fruit.





Here is the nutritional info:

8 ounces Macadamias.............1628 calories......11.8 carbs.....171.8 fat.....17.9 protein
8 ounces Cream Cheese............792 calories..........6 carbs.......79.1 fat.....17.1 protein
1 Cup Heavy Cream..................821 calories.......6.6 carbs.......88.1 fat......4.9 protein
4 Tablespoons Butter................407 calories.........0 carbs.......46.1 fat........0 protein
1 ounce Coconut......................187 calories.........4 carbs.......18.2 fat........2 protein
Mandarin Oranges (3 ounces)......50 calories........11 carbs..........0 fat.........1 protein
Strawberries (3 ounces)..............27 calories......4.8 carbs.......(.3) fat......(.6) protein
Blueberries (2 ounces)................32 calories.......6.8 carbs.......(.2) fat.........0 protein
Pineapple (2 ounces)..................27 calories......6.4 carbs..........0 fat.......(.3) protein
Totals..................................3971 calories.....57.4 carbs......403.8 fat.....44.7 protein

Per serving (12 slices)..............331 calories.........4.8 carbs.......33.6 fat........3.7 protein

Butternut 05-18-2010 08:32 PM

Wow! Really looks good!

tybeeanna 05-18-2010 09:00 PM

good to see you back.. You look great. so does the pizza~~~

Soobee 05-19-2010 03:13 AM

So glad to hear from you, Bobo. Everyone has been missing you. The recipe looks scrumptious and guest-worthy.

gharkness 05-19-2010 03:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobo36us (Post 13495230)


1 scoop Stevia (or liquid Stevia equivilant)
3 scoops Sucralose (or liquid Splenda equivilant)

What scoop?

Can you tell us how much (in cups or in weight or equivalent in sweetening power?) I have several "scoops" ; each is a different size, from 1 tsp to 1/2 cup.

KellBell1234 05-19-2010 05:13 AM

That looks fantastic!!! This is a MUST try!

ouizoid 05-19-2010 05:40 AM

Missed Ya Bobo!!!!

mrs_munro 05-19-2010 06:45 AM

This!! This is going to be my birthday 'cake' tonight.:clap:

Welcome back Bobo.

12yrslater 05-19-2010 06:49 AM

You are back! :clap:

Thanks for that recipe!!! :notwrthy:

Beeb 05-19-2010 07:46 AM

Good to see you!! :hugs: Thanks for the tweaked recipe!!

MsWoods 05-19-2010 10:01 AM

Bobo!

So glad you are back!

This looks so good.

Dreamchaser 05-19-2010 10:31 AM

:hiya: BOBO!!!! :clap: :birthday: :birthday: :birthday: :clap:

That looks incredible. You were missed around here BIGTIME!!! :D

I'm so happy to hear from you. I hope you have time to check in with us more often now. Recipe or no recipe!! :cool:

Monkee 05-19-2010 02:02 PM

Glad you're back!

Your picture recipes are always mouth watering. :D

kimlou 05-19-2010 02:45 PM

:welcome:back

SCOTTSDALEJULIE 05-20-2010 11:34 AM

Yea!!!!!!!!!! Bobo is back. I will definately try that one. Looks fantastic. Bobo, Welcome back. Julie

Pam 05-20-2010 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gharkness (Post 13495611)
What scoop?

Can you tell us how much (in cups or in weight or equivalent in sweetening power?) I have several "scoops" ; each is a different size, from 1 tsp to 1/2 cup.

I'd like to know, too....

jlatislaw 05-20-2010 01:08 PM

WOW - YOU'RE BACK!! :clap::clap: We've REALLY missed you around here!
And your recipe looks yummy.

bobo36us 05-20-2010 07:16 PM

Hi Everybody,

Thanks for the warm greetings!

Can't say I'm back permanently yet, still trying to find my mojo :blush:



Sorry about the sweetener questions, I forgot I didn't add the picture.
The scoop I use is the little one that comes with the Stevia. Here are
a few more pics. Not my best photo journalism, but whatyagonnado :dunno:



Start with 8 ounces of Macadamias.
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...2/P1010232.jpg


Mix into puree.
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...2/P1010233.jpg


Add a little butter, sweetener, and coconut (not shown).
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...2/P1010234.jpg


For the filling, mix heavy cream, cream cheese, vanilla, and sweetener.
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...2/P1010235.jpg


Mix until creamy.
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...2/P1010236.jpg


Spread on chilled crust.
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...2/P1010237.jpg


Top with fruit.
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...FruitPizza.jpg

MsWoods 05-21-2010 07:12 AM

That's what I love about your threads and recipes. You show step by step pictures.

Jennifer Eloff 05-21-2010 08:28 AM

Fruit pizza is probably one of my favorite desserts! I also make a no-bake fruit pizza.

kimlou 05-21-2010 10:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jennifer Eloff (Post 13504973)
Fruit pizza is probably one of my favorite desserts! I also make a no-bake fruit pizza.

Share yours too ..please....



Thanks Bobo

SCOTTSDALEJULIE 05-21-2010 11:02 AM

Yes, Jen, we'd love to see yours, or is it in one of your books which I have all. JUlie

BABSY 05-22-2010 04:49 AM

:clap: I am so glad your back. I was just thinking you fell off the earh or worse, died.:laugh: I was just thinking about you again the other day.

I do have one question. Cant we use mac nut butter instead of doing the work?

Jennifer Eloff 05-22-2010 06:19 AM

This looks like a lovely recipe and it would not be thoughtful to post mine here. Mine is on my blog under pies. Bowulf did a video of how to make it.

Shimmer 05-23-2010 12:36 PM

This looks great, definitely "potluckable." Glad to see you back and thanks for sharing!

gharkness 05-23-2010 01:14 PM

Quote:

Sorry about the sweetener questions, I forgot I didn't add the picture.
The scoop I use is the little one that comes with the Stevia. Here are
Thanks for the scoop info! This looks delicious!

bobo36us 05-24-2010 08:05 PM

Hi Babsy, long time no see :)

I didn't know Mac Nut Butter existed, but yes, it looks exactly like what was
in my food processor, so I'm sure it would be fine too.




Jen.........no ego here, this is all for the common good :D
Please feel free to post any tips or pics you have to offer!




Everybody........this is seriously tasty!!! I am about to make my 4th one this month!

Just 5 all natural ingredients (macadamia nuts, cream cheese, heavy cream, butter, and coconut), plus your favorite fruit(s), and a little sweetener.

Also no bake, made in about 1/2 hour, and fun to decorate :cool:

Also, no Erythritol, so no grit!!!!

DEEDLYNN 05-24-2010 08:22 PM

My memorial day contribution right here...I can't wait!

SmileySue 05-24-2010 09:30 PM

Yeowzers!!!!! Clicked on this thread and I was immediately confronted with that gorgeous pic and my eyes about popped outta my head!! That looks divine!!

Bobo, I'm so glad your back!!:high5::clap: You've been missed!!

DEEDLYNN 05-25-2010 05:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SmileySue (Post 13516280)
Yeowzers!!!!! Clicked on this thread and I was immediately confronted with that gorgeous pic and my eyes about popped outta my head!! That looks divine!!

Bobo, I'm so glad your back!!:high5::clap: You've been missed!!

"gorgeous pic"....were you talking about Bobo or the Tropical Fruit Pizza :rofl::rofl:


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