Sugar-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free Fruit Pizza

[A pizza made with a sugar-free cookie crust, dairy-free cream cheese frosting, and lots of colorful fresh fruit. Who wouldn’t love that?! This Fruit Pizza is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 3 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.]

sugarfree, candida diet, vegan recipe for Fruit Pizza

Okay, I’m going to age myself here.

How many of you remember the days of oleomargarine in Canada? When the makers of margarine weren’t allowed to color the pasty white fat because it would then look too much like butter, and could cut into the butter market? When we had to buy margarine with accompanying little plastic packets of yellow liquid dye so we could knead it by hand into the pasty white fat, thereby rendering it pasty butter-colored fat? When laws were introduced to ensure that no margarine ever could call itself “butter”–and the label “buttery spread” was born?

How about champagne? Did you know that only the bubbly booze that’s made in the Champagne region of France is allowed to use that moniker legally, and that the drink must be made from either Chardonnay, Pinot Noir or Pinot Meunier only? That any other sparkling wine derived from white grapes must call itself something else–either “sparkling wine” or Cava, or Prosecco, or something else.

Then there’s the mayonnaise controversy. With the explosion of so many plant-based foods becoming mainstream recently, we’ve seen a lot of “lookalike” foods made with plants–the Impossible Burger comes to mind immediately. But back in 2014, then-startup Hampton Creek’s vegan mayonnaise, Just Mayo, was almost sued by Hellmans because, the food giant claimed, the term “mayonnaise” was reserved only for those products that contain eggs (Hellmans has since debuted their own vegan mayonnaise to the market.).

But what about pizza? What makes pizza, well, quintessentially PIZZA?

When the HH first spied this Fruit Pizza I made, he exclaimed, “That’s a cookie, that’s not pizza!”

Hmm. He may have a point, there.

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The Oxford definition of everyone favorite ‘za is “A dish of Italian origin, consisting of a flat round base of dough baked with a topping of tomatoes and cheese, typically with added meat, fish, or vegetables.”

Do you see fruit mentioned anywhere (okay, tomato is technically a fruit, but. . . )?

Do you see cream cheese frosting mentioned anywhere (well, “cheese,” yes, but not cream cheese)?

Most importantly, do you see sugar cookie crust mentioned anywhere (oh, wait, I suppose a sugar cookie IS a “flat round base of dough”)?

Okay, I take it back. This Fruit Pizza IS pizza.

When I recommitted to my candida diet journey back in 2009, I probably would have agreed with the HH. In  other words, I felt as if anything that wasn’t “normal” food would be tasteless, feel like cardboard in my mouth, and would, overall, be decidedly unappetizing. I yearned for the days of “real” cream cheese-based cheesecake; silky smooth milk chocolate; or even super sweet packaged treats with their grainy, sugary frostings and “chocolately” coatings, like May Wests or Ding Dongs.

It took time, but eventually I came to accept that those foods simply don’t serve my body or my best health, physically OR psychologically. I began to experiment with different approaches to baking and cooking, and discovered that I actually loved making healthy desserts (and that, I daresay, I was quite good at it).

And it was only then that I began to enjoy my food again. I couldn’t have conceived of this particular Fruit Pizza ten years ago–free of sugar, gluten, eggs and dairy. But now, it’s a stellar example of the kinds of healthy and delectable treats I love.

This recipe is one of almost 300 housed in The Sweet Life archives, which I’m sharing with all of you today!

This colorful confection makes an incredible summer dessert that’s not only delicious, but even portable. Dress one up, bring it along with you to the BBQ, then slice it up on-site. Or pre-slice, wrap individually, and take it on a picnic. Or set up a buffet with the base already on the table, and bowls of individually sliced fruits so that guests can top their own slices heir own way.

The HH and I both loved this Fruit Pizza, and hubs even went back for seconds (okay, thirds).

A doughy, not-too-sweet crust topped with a gooey, smooth and creamy frosting all dotted with your favorite colorful, sweet and juicy fruits. Best of all, everything is free of gluten, eggs, dairy and sugar, so you can indulge and feel great about treating your taste buds, and your body.

Whatever you call it, you’ll love this candida diet-friendly Fruit Pizza.

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