Monday, September 14, 2009

Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza
(Yes, I said FRUIT!)
Many people may cringe at the sound of "fruit pizza"...as some do when they see me take a bite of my favorite, Pinneapple and Canadian Bacon pizza.  But this recipe is off the chain!  My friend Linda and I needed to whip up some desserts for a Graduation party this past May, and this is one of the desserts that was gone before it even made it to the dessert table.  I kid you not!  It's very simple to make, and your guests will be very pleased!

Ingredients


  • 1 (20 ounce) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or other flavoring (almond, orange, or lemon)
  • fresh blueberries or banana, sliced or mandarin orange section or seedless grapes or strawberry, halves or kiwi fruit, sliced, any other fruit you want (Everyone always wants something a little different on their pizza, so don't be affraid to experiement)
  • 1/2 cup orange preserves or peach preserves or apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line an ungreased 14-inch pizza pan with cookie dough cut in 1/8-inch slices, overlapping slightly. 
  3. Bake 12 minutes or until light brown; remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract or other flavoring; spread over cookie crust.
  5. Arrange fruit over cream cheese layer in any design you want (use your imagination).
  6. In a small saucepan over very low heat, make a glaze by heating preserves and water.
  7. Brush glaze over fruit, making sure to cover the fruit that will turn dark.
  8. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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