Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fancy Fruit Pizza

This is a great dessert for big get-togethers. I recently made it for the Piano Festival Luncheon and it was a big hit! Or for a fun individual serving, make regular sugar cookies and frost with cream cheese topping, fruit and glaze. So fun!


 Ingredients:
1 18 oz. pck refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 8 oz. pck cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup powdered sugar (or to taste)
1/2 tsp vanilla

fruit:
bananas (dashed with lemon juice to keep from browning) strawberries
grapes
pineapple (fresh or canned)
blueberries
kiwi
raspberries or black berries
canned mandarin oranges

 glaze:
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbl cornstarch
 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1 tsp lemon juice

 Directions:
-Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
-On a greased 14 inch pizza pan, press the sugar cookie dough into an even 12 inch round. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.
- While crust is cooling, mix the cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar together. I always do the powdered sugar to taste, so the measurement is a guideline. Once the crust is cool spread the cream cheese mixture over it. and top with your choice of chopped fruit. You can make a pattern with the fruit or just mix it up and sprinkle it on. Refrigerate for one hour.
-After the pizza has refrigerated for the hour make the glaze. For the glaze, combine the sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Stir in pineapple and lemon juice until smooth. Heat, stirring constantly, until boiling. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until desired thickness. Cool slightly, then drizzle over pizza and refrigerate.

1 comment:

  1. The girls and I made little fruit pizza cookies tonight. So good!! Thanks for the great idea and fun recipe!

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