Brownie Pizza

3/4 cup shortening, melted
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
3/4 cup baking cocoa
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

2 pkg (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sugar
One 8 oz can pineapple tidbits
1 ripe banana, sliced
1-2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 square (1 oz) semisweet chocolate
1 tbs butter or margarine

In a large bowl, combine shortening, butter and cocoa. Stir in sugar. eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; stir into egg mixture. Spread evenly over a well-greased 12-inch to a 14-inch pizza pan. Bake at 350F for 20-25 Minutes. Cool. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth; spread over brownie crust. Drain the pineapple, reserving juice. Dip banana slices, in juice (then discard juice).

Arrange bananas, pineapples and strawberries over cream cheese layer, sprinkle with pecans. In a small saucepan over low heat melt chocolate and butter drizzle over top of pizza. Chill for one hour. Refrigerate any leftovers.

You may use purchased caramel or strawberry sauce instead of Chocolate topping.

Makes 12 servings.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana