Monday, March 9, 2009

Fruit Pizza

As requested by a college roommate, Alyssa, here's some fruit pizza happiness headed your way. The inspiration for this recipe came from my MTC cafeteria days. I worked there and would sample the desserts sometimes. This was one of my favorites.

Fruit Pizza
by Sare (that's me)

2 rolls Ready made sugar cookie dough (unless you want to try Natalie's recipe from scratch. Chill it if you do this so it isn't too gooey to work with)

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a cookie sheet (with an edge). I use a cookie sheet/jelly roll pan that is fairly large, so I use 2 rolls of the cookie dough. The easiest way to spread the dough is by slicing it into 1/2 rounds and arranging the rounds fairly close together on the cookie sheet, then smooshing them together until the cookie dough is completely connected and covers the entire pan. (note: if you are using cookie dough from scratch, simply drop globs of cookie dough all over the sheet and smoosh them together). You could also do this on a pizza stone to make it really look like pizza.
Bake the crust at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Check to make sure it is golden. When it is done, remove from the oven, and allow to cool completely.

1 tub of whipped topping
1--8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
1/2 C. powdered sugar (or more if you want it sweeter)

Make sure the whipped topping is NOT frozen, and allow the cream cheese to soften on the counter for an hour (or just use a rolling pin to beat it in the package). Out all ingredients in a mixing bowl and blend with an electric mixer until smooth. Sometimes the cream cheese creates lumps, and that is fine. The more softened the cream cheese, the better it will blend.

Top with fruits of your choice. Mandarin oranges, kiwi, sliced strawberries, blueberries, raspberries (any berries actually), or bananas (if you use bananas, make sure they are just ripe enough, and sprinkle with orange juice so they don't brown). Wash your fruits and pat them dry. Arrange them on individual pieces, or on the pizza as a whole.

If you want to get fancy, you can do designs, like a flag for The Fourth of July.

1 comment:

  1. I saw this recipe here and thought it sounded so good. I have not always like the Fruit Pizzas I've tried, but I trust you, so I made if for dessert for our Sunday dinners at my grandparents house and it was a hit! My grandpa who is in very poor health right now and hasn't been eating much, ate a whole piece! We were pleased. Loved the recipie, keep them coming!!!