Thursday, July 5, 2012
It's Throwback Thursday. Please leave your link below if you participated.
Fruit Pizza! This is one of my favorite desserts of all time. I remember being introduced to fruit pizza when I was probably around 7 or 8. My friend's mom use to make them. I absolutely loved going to her house and being surprised by the fruit pizza sitting on the stove, that her mom had just prepared.
One day while reminiscing, I thought of the fruit pizzas I use to eat at my friend's house when I lived in Alabama. I got online and looked up the recipe. I'm not sure if it is the recipe my friend's mom used, but it taste pretty close.
When summer arrives each year, you can betcha I'll be making a fruit pizza. It is a perfect summer dessert. I love to use peaches, strawberries, blueberries, mangoes, and pineapple.
Yesterday, we went to a 4th of July family cookout. I brought dessert. This year's fruit pizza was patriotic. I tried my best to make a red, white and blue flag. Not bad for my 1st attempt.
If you've never tried this delicious summer dessert, here's the recipe!
( I made a rather large one, enough for about 12 people. You can half this recipe to serve a smaller group...)
2 rolls of refrigerated sugar cookie dough
2 blocks of cream cheese
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/4 cup of powdered sugar
fresh fruit (around 3 cups)
Take the refrigerated cookie dough and smush out onto a large baking pan. Bake as directed on package. (350 for 10 mins.) After baking, let it cool COMPLETELY!
Combine 2 blocks of softened cream cheese and 1 tsp. of vanilla with a mixer. Slowly add 1/4 cup of powdered sugar and mix well until you have a creamy mixture.
Put your cream cheese icing on cooled cookie crust and smooth over to cover completely.
Wash, drain, cut fruit. Layer in rows, zigzag, however you like. In my case, I used blueberries, strawberries, and some white icing with a star tip. (... because I wanted an American flag) You can use as many types of fruit as you want and make any design you want.
Does anyone out there like fruit pizza as much as I do? I'd love to hear what types of fruit you use.