Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fruit Pizza

With all the snow this winter, I was feeling the need for a little reminder of summer. Fruit seemed like a natural choice. I remember my mother making fruit pizza when I was a teenager and how hard it was to stop eating it, even right out of the refrigerator! At first, I wasn't sure my recipe was going to taste good. But I was very surprised when I took the first bite. The cookie provides crunch, the cream cheese a bit of tart, and the fruit was refreshing and sweet. This would be fantastic for a party or any get together.

Fruit Pizza

20 oz package refrigerated sugar cookie dough, softened
8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Fresh fruit such as strawberries, kiwi, fresh or frozen (thawed) blueberries, fresh or canned peaches. Slice or cut into bite sized pieces.
1/4 cup orange marmalade
1 tblsp. water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Slice cookie dough as directed on package. Arrange slices in the bottom of a 15 x 10 x 1 inch pan. Using floured fingers, press the dough evenly into the pan. Bake about 16 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.

In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese with the sugar until blended. Add vanilla. Spread the mixture over the cookie to the edges. Arrange the fruit as desired over cream cheese.

In another small bowl, combine orange marmalade and water. Using a brush, spread over the fruit evenly. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Cut into slices. Serve. Keep remainder refrigerated.

"Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. It's where all the fruit is."
-Shirley MacLaine


Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

You keep coming up with these great quotes for all your posts!

Yum, that looks delicious! And easy! I'll have to put those ingredients on the list when I go foodshopping.

Are you working on slowing my metabolism down?

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Debi- What are friends for?

Anonymous said...

This looks wonderful. I used to work with a girl that brought fruit pizza to work for our office. We would fight over it. I love it and it does make me think of summer! I will try this one.Have a good weekend.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Thanks Southernlady!

CountryDew said...

This sounds yummy. I think I might have to try this one!

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Thanks Anita!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

I've been craving fruit lately. This is the perfect recipe to soothe that craving. I have eaten fruit pizza before but never made it. Your recipe sounds easy.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Thanks, Sweet. There is a lot of fruit in this recipe and the best part is you can pick the ones you like. I feel like I got a week's worth of fruit eating this. And it was easy to eat cause it was so good!

Beth said...

I've never had fruit pizza before, but this looks so good, I just might try it. I really appreciate that most of your recipes are easy enough for culinarily-challenged folks like me to make. :-) Thank you!

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Beth- I've always been challanged that way too :) I always tell my husband, a maid and a chef are always welcome in my house!