Fruit Pizza

This is a very colorful and delicious dessert that all ages will enjoy.  You can serve it with brunch or as a dessert after dinner.  I have included the “easy” way to fix the dough and also a handmade version.

Fruit Pizza

  • 1 (16 oz.) pkg. refrigerated sugar cookie dough or
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed (1/2 of 17.3-oz. pkg)

Or make your own crust:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Cream the butter, sugar and shortening until light and fluffy; add the egg and vanilla.  Sift together all of the dry ingredients and add to the creamed mixture.

Whichever crust you decide to use press the dough into a 14-inch pizza pan.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes or until browned; cool.

Cream Filling:

  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 (8 oz.) carton frozen whipped topping, thawed

Beat cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until smooth; fold in whipped topping; spread over crust.

Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 tsp. cornstarch
  • pinch of salt

Bring all of the ingredients to a boil, stirring constantly for 2 minutes or until thickened.  While glaze is cooling arrange your fruit over the pizza.  Gently brush glaze over fruit and chill.

I used strawberries cut in half, mandarine oranges, kiwi sliced, bananas sliced and blueberries.   My nephew Denny loved this dessert 🙂

Chocolate Drizzle:

If you would like a chocolate drizzle on top melt some white or dark chocolate.  Dip a large spoon into the bowl of melted chocolate.  I have three different sizes of dipping spoons.

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju  https://cookingwithauntjuju.com/2011/12/03/fruit-pizza/  

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Denny fruit pizza

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