Saturday, February 7, 2009

Pizza Twists!


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...

FRUIT PIZZA

Ingredients:
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.

14 comments:

  1. I love fruit pizza! I have another friend who makes a cornflake/marshmallow type crust for their fruit pizza!

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  2. I have got to make this! Thanks for sharing the recipe. laurie

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  3. I luv fruit pizza too!!! YUMMO !!! CHEERS! Michele

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  4. Mmmmmmmmmmm...sounds delicious!!

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  5. Your recipe for fruit pizza sounds better than the one that I have made. I'm anxious to try it.
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    Sweetie

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  6. What a yummy pizza! I want to make one!!!

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  7. Oh Linda...now that looks yummy! I wasn't expecting a cookie pizza. I've never even thought of that. My grandson would love it! He's a big fan of both fruit and cookies!...Debbie

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  9. Hi Linda! Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit! Yummers!! This fruit pizza has me written all over it! And I have to tell ya the first time I bought a LV bag, my husband nearly died! He didn't know it was possible to pay sooo much for a purse...But I used that purse solidly for over 10 years. And when I decided it was looking pretty shabby, I sold it on ebay for $100 more than I paid for it! Now how many handbags can lay claim to something like that *winks* Vanna

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  10. This sounds delicious, I've never had pizza in dessert form!

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  11. I made a fruit pizza for superbowl. Unfortunatly, I used a frozen pie crust I bought at Christmas, that needed using. I should of stuck to either a sugar cookie or brownie crust because it wasn't as good with the pie crust. O-well, live and learn! ;-)My dessert pizza craving was not satisfied. :(
    Yours looks great though and I really wish I had a slice right now!!! For breakfast!

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    ((hugs))
    Jen

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