9/5/11

Fruit Pizza

I enjoyed my weekend in Little Rock with Angela and Ginger. There wasn't time to do everything that I wanted to do, but Ginger and I got several projects completed. One food item that Ginger asked for while I was visiting was Fruit Pizza. The grandchildren are all big fruit fans and putting it in a pizza form just makes it that much more appealing. I think most every cook has a version of Fruit Pizza, and mine never looks the same twice. I have a basic recipe that I use, but the fruit can be changed according to taste.




Fruit Pizza
Crust and Filling
1 roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Any fruit: blueberries, strawberries, pineapples, peaches, mandarin oranges, banana, grapes, or kiwi

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread cookie dough on a 12-inch greased pizza pan. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool.
In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; add powdered sugar and vanilla, beat together. Spread on cooled crust.
Arrange fruits in a circular pattern on top of cream cheese mixture.

Glaze
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup orange juice

In a small saucepan, whisk together sugar and cornstarch; stir in orange juice. Cook and stir until glaze thickens, cool. Pour over fruits. Refrigerate fruit pizza at least 1 hour before serving.

Angela didn't have a round pizza pan, so I substituted a cookie sheet that I had sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. The sugar cookie dough will roll out easily if you place it between two sheets of parchment paper, then use a rolling pin to flatten it.


After the cookie dough is baked, let it cool, then spread the cream cheese mixture over it.


Arrange fruits in desired pattern, then spoon cooled glaze over the top.


For this pizza I used strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, and red, green and purple grapes. Chill for at least an hour.

Slice and serve.


It's so colorful and delicious.




9 comments:

  1. This is almost to lovely to eat! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Anita this looks so pretty...........andi

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  3. This is gorgeous! I love these fruit tarts... pizzas. Your recipe looks wonderful. Hopping over from Miz Helens. :)

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  4. Hi Anita!
    I haven't had this in years! Thanks for sharing your recipe.
    -Lynn

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  5. Anita, I don't have a version of fruit pizza!!! This looks sooooooo good! Now I'm going to start thinking up a version of my own. Thanks for linking this one to Foodie Friday. It's gorgeous!
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  6. Anita,
    We just love a great Fruit Pizza they are always so fresh and beautiful. Your recipe is great! Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. So pretty! The glaze must put it over the top! Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  8. The orange juice in the glaze sounds like it would be soooo good with the cream cheese on the cookie crust. Wow! What a pretty treat.

    Thanks for sharing with Sweets This Week.

    Sarah

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