Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fruit Pizza

I know, it's been like two weeks since my last post. I'm busy! I'm sure my 3 readers will understand.



We had a Memorial Day/Birthday Party barbecue this weekend for my friend Shar and in place of birthday cake, I made my summer favorite: fruit pizza.

I LOVE pizza (so does Shar). But don't worry, this isn't some weird twist on Canadian bacon and pineapple (gross). It's straight up dessert.

Crust: sugar cookie
Sauce: whipped cream/cream cheese concoction
Toppings: what else? Fruit!

So simple and amazingly delicious. Trust me. You wouldn't imagine these simple ingredients could taste so good together.



Fruit Pizza


Sugar cookie dough (I cheated - using a 16.5 oz Pillsbury roll is super easy!)
8 oz reduced fat cream cheese
8 oz lite Cool Whip
Sliced fruit (I use bananas, strawberries, kiwi, and blueberries to get the full rainbow)
Lemon, lime, or orange juice

Roll the sugar cookie dough onto a 12" circular pan. Preheat the oven and bake for 12 minutes or until set and browning on the bottom.

Cool cooked crust in fridge or freezer for about an hour.

Combine softened cream cheese and Cool Whip (using an electric mixer will do a better job getting all the cream cheese chunks blended).

Spread cream cheese "sauce" on cooled crust.

Place sliced fruit on the sauce. Take your time and make it pretty if making this for a crowd. Throw it in a huge heap in the middle if you plan on devouring this alone. (No judgement here.)

To keep the bananas from browning: after you slice your bananas (or any other fruit that is prone to brown), toss them in a bowl with citrus juice (I used lemon to add some tang). Let the banana sit in the juice for a few minutes before placing them on the pizza. Spritz a little extra fruit juice on the finished pie just to be sure.

You can't have just one slice. Trust me. That's why you should try to use the reduced fat cream cheese and whipped cream. Trust me.

2 comments:

  1. sooo delicious. i'm going to attempt to make one as good as yours this weekend!

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  2. Oh, wow. I want to try this.

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