Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fruit Pizza

I am in the mood for something sweet and yummy. Something to remind me of summer. This is a easy recipe and you can make this ahead of time. I like to make this with my kids, it is healthy nibbling while you cook. If you are making this for an event - like the Super Bowl - be sure to tell everyone not to eat it. I once made this for a get together and my kids came home from school and ate most of it. When I asked them " Ahck what were you thinking?" They replied that my note had said "If not home when you get home, have a healthy snack and start on your homework. Fruit is a healthy snack." Don't you just love them?

1 package refrigerator sugar cookie dough
1 eight ounce package of cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
Combination of fresh and/or canned fruit, enough to cover pizza 1-2 inches high. You may choose 1 fruit [i.e strawberries] or combination [i.e. strawberries, blueberries, grapes, bananas, kiwi fruit, pineapple, peaches, and mandarin oranges]. If you choose 1 fruit you will need 3-4 cups, if you choose the combination you will need 1/2 to 3/4 cup each.

1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup hot water
3 tablespoons corn starch
1 cup sugar

^Cook and stir glaze ingredients until it boils for 30 seconds, then allow to cool.
^Slice cookie dough and spread over 12 inch pizza pan to cover the pan.
^Cook as directed on cookie dough package. About 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes. It will look like one giant golden brown cookie.
^Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, and lemon juice. Beat until creamy.
^Spread cream cheese over cookie.
^Cut up fruit and arrange on top of pizza.
^Pour cooled glaze over fruit pizza.
^Refrigerate and serve when firm and thoroughly cooled.

If you serve this for Super bowl you can cut your pizza into a football shape and use the fruit to outline your football. Blueberries make good stitching for the ball.


Christy said...

ooh you are killing me. no really, the food pics and recipes you have been posting are really getting to me. please stop, no wait, don't! lol I'm saving this one for sure.

*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

yum yum yum
this looks lucious!!
i'm saving it for when the summer fruit is here
many thanks