This recipe has been in my family for as long as I can remember. It's one that the kids secretly hope is on the table at all of our family get togethers. It's so vibrant and colorful, just as pleasing to the eye as it is the palate! If you want to be the star of your next get together or pot luck, look no further. This recipe is sure to be the show stopper! Here's your lineup. Just pretend the orange juice is made and you see lemon juice next to the bananas ;)
You want to preheat your oven to 350 and roll out your roll of sugar cookie dough. I would like to use my own dough recipe someday, but the store bought is so much easier and the perfect amount. Lazy you say? Maybe. But when I make fruit pizza I never want to wait to eat it, and making my own dough would just take too long!
After your cookie dough has baked. Let it cool. This very important. You can bake this a couple hours ahead if you want to.
Next you want to throw a block of softened cream cheese and some sugar in your mixer bowl. Then add a little vanilla...yumm-o.
Now beat it until it is creamy. Really beat it good. I like to punish my cream cheese because I know what it's about to do to my thighs once I eat it. This is BADD girl fruit pizza people. Not for the anti-sugar light hearted types.
Once your cream cheese is good and beaten, fold in a couple cups of cool whip. Yes Ma'am. Please and thanks. I may or may not lick the bowl clean. This stuff is my daggar.
Slap it on your pizza crust and spread it out, leaving about 1/2 inch border on the edges.
Slice up your fruit. you can use anything your heart desires. My favorites are bananas, kiwi, strawberries and mandarin oranges. Sometimes I feel saucy and throw in a blueberry or two. When I'm shopping with my husband at the grocery store, and he sneaks some kiwi fruit in the cart, I know it's his slient way of saying, "Please make fruit pizza. and make it quick." Needless to say there were kiwis in our fruit bowl and now we have a brand new BADD post :)
love love LOVE fresh fruit.
Arrange your fruit on your crust however you want, starting from the outside working your way in. Here's my result...
Now you wanna whip up a glaze to pour on top. In a saucepan, whisk and bring some OJ, lemon juice, sugar (duh) and corn starch to a boil and let cool off and get thick for a minute or two.
Then pour on the top of your pizza. Heaven is near. Yes I think so. My mouth is watering posting this and this pizza has been gone for days. Sigh.
Throw this puppy in the fridge until you are ready to eat. I would give it at least an hour....if you can withstand it that long. ENJOY!!
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Happy baking and crafting!
Here's the official recipe:
Here's the official recipe:
1 roll sugar cookie dough
1 block cream cheese softened
3 T. Sugar
2 cups cool whip
1/2 t. vanilla
1 cup OJ
3/4 cup sugar
2T corn starch
1/4 cup lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350. roll out cookie dough on a pizza pan/stone and bake according to package directions. Let cool. In mixer, beat block of cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until creamy, fold in cool whip. Spread on cooled cookie crust. Slice fruit and arrange atop cream cheese mixture. Prepare glaze. Pour over top of fruit and place in fridge until ready to eat.