I saw on Shelby's The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch blog, that she made Buffalo Chicken Pizza last night. Gone are the days when pizza was just tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese with maybe some pepperoni or sausage on top. Now we see all kinds of toppings and pizzas are like a whole meal on a bread round! All you have to have is some imagination!
This week I was lucky enough to find all kinds of fruit on sale and Shelby's pizza post made me think that I should take some of it and make one of my favorites...fruit pizza! This is a dessert pizza that everyone seems to like and it will make a nice after dinner sweet for the husband.
This week I found blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and kiwis on sale. So along with some bananas, that is what will top the fruit pizza. So here we go...
1/2 package of refrigerated sugar cookie dough
8 oz. of whipped light cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. water
1/4 cup apricot preserves
Fruit of your choice: sliced bananas, sliced strawberries, sliced kiwi, seedless grapes cut in half, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, melon balls cut in half, etc.
CRUST: Spread the 1/2 pkg. of sugar cookie dough over a 14-in round pizza pan. If you want to make a large pizza, spread the entire dough over a rectangle pan and double the amount of the cream cheese and other ingredients. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 12 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool in the pan.
TOPPING: Blend the cream cheese with the sugar and vanilla until completely mixed. Spread in a thin layer over the cooled crust.
FRUIT LAYER: Creatively arrange the fruit in circles while slightly overlapping the slices around the crust.
GLAZE: Bring the water and preserves to a boil, stirring constantly. Lightly brush this glaze in top of the fruit to preserve the color. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
The round pan will make about 10 servings.