Great for a party, this recipe is a trompe l'oeil. Raspberry sauce disguises itself as tomato sauce, dried strawberries as pepperoni and white chocolate plays the role of mozzarella cheese in this fruity pizza-style tart. The crust is a clever cottage cheese pastry--easy to make and low in saturated fat yet very rich and tender.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1996


Recipe Summary

1 hr 5 mins

Nutrition Profile:





Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare crust: Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Puree cottage cheese in a food processor. Add sugar, oil, milk and vanilla and process until smooth. Add the dry ingredients and pulse 4 to 5 times, just until the dough clumps together. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and press the dough into a ball. Knead several times, but do not overwork. Dust with flour, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, make Raspberry Sauce and prepare toppings.

  • To assemble & bake pie: Position oven rack at the lowest level; preheat to 400 degrees F. Coat a 12-inch pizza pan or large baking sheet with cooking spray. Sprinkle with cornmeal, shaking off excess.

  • On a lightly floured work surface, roll the dough into a 12-inch circle about 1/4 inch thick. Roll the dough back over a rolling pin and transfer to the prepared pizza pan or baking sheet. Finish the edges by turning them under. To glaze the border, brush it very lightly with a little milk and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of the sugar.

  • Spread the crust with Raspberry Sauce; scatter pineapple, kiwi and strawberries (or cranberries) on top. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons sugar. Bake until the crust is golden and crisp, about 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, warm white chocolate in the microwave on Defrost until slightly softened but not melted, 20 to 40 seconds. Grate on a vegetable grater. (If the chocolate breaks into fine shreds, rather than large ones, continue to microwave, checking every 10 seconds.)

  • Sprinkle the grated chocolate over the hot pie; let stand until melted. Cut the pie into wedges; serve warm or at room temperature.

  • makes 8 servings.

  • per serving: 244 calories; 8 g fat (2 g sat, 4 g mono); 1 mg cholesterol; 38 g carbohydrate; 5 g protein; 2 g fiber; 234 mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

249 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 39.3g; dietary fiber 2.5g; sugars 22g; fat 8.1g; saturated fat 1.9g; cholesterol 2.2mg; vitamin a iu 46.4IU; vitamin c 21.2mg; folate 6.2mcg; calcium 96mg; iron 0.5mg; magnesium 4.6mg; potassium 100.4mg; sodium 238.7mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 1/2 fat