Jazzin’ Away the January Blahs

Yesterday afternoon, after writing that I haven’t been making interesting foods, I started the pizza dough from my planned menu. I made enough to get a large baking sheet and a regular pizza pan, plus there was enough dough leftover for a third pan. Frequently I make cinnamon rolls out of the leftovers and this time I had in mind making an apple/cinnamon pizza but had used my last apple. As I was digging around for ingredients, I stumbled upon a block of cream cheese that I didn’t realize was hiding back there and decided to make something different — cheesecake pizza.

I pressed the dough into the pizza pan in a very thin layer. Next I mixed a traditional cheesecake batter:

8 oz. cream cheese
1/4 c. sugar
1 egg
1/2 t. almond extract

I spread that over the crust; it made a very thin layer also. I baked it at 325 F for 20 min or so — it looked done and the edges were just getting golden. Then I spread cherry pie filling over the top.

It’s not nearly as good as a 2-inch thick slab of cheesecake, but it was a very tasty end to an otherwise plain meal!


One Response

  1. Now that is my kind of pizza!

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