Fruit Pizza


One of my favorite dessert recipes. It is just plain tasty! My first choice for any treat is chocolate, of course. But fruit is a close second and you can't go wrong with a base of sugar cookie, topped with cream cheese and then fruit. The glaze is not necessary, but I wouldn't skip this step, it is too tasty. The other great thing about this recipe is its simplicity. You can either make your own sugar cookie dough, or just buy some (you know I have to promote homemade - it is the best). I am going to include another possible version of a crust below this recipe. I do not like this version nearly as much, but it is an option.

*Thanks to my sista for these great pix*


1 recipe sugar cookie dough (your choice)
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. Cool Whip
Fruit & Berries of choice

Glaze:
1/2 c. sugar
2 TBS. cornstarch
1/2 c. fresh orange juice
2 TBS. fresh lemon juice
1/4 c. water

Pat cookie dough into a greased 12” pizza pan, or 9” tart pan. Bake just until done, but still soft. Allow to cool completely.

Combine cream cheese, sugar, and Cool Whip. Spread onto cookie crust. Combine glaze ingredients in a small saucepan and cook until thick. Cool. Arrange fruit and berries on top of cream cheese mixture. Drizzle glaze over fruit.




* Another version:
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. powdered sugar
3/4 c. butter, softened

Mix together flour, powdered sugar and softened butter or margarine. Press on pizza pan. Bake at 350 for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool.

For individual pizzas: use 1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough. Cut in slices and bake. Top with cream cheese mixture and fruit.

2 comments:

TLC said...

Hi! Thanks for posting this- it makes my mouth water. I will have to make it before winter and it is hard to find good fresh fruit. What happened to your family blog? I miss seeing your cute boys.
Tara

ali said...

So glad you made my favorite dessert while I'm gone :(