Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fruit Pizza

I can't seem to get enough of the summer's fruits and veggies.  I really do eat them in their natural state, but I seem to buy more than I can finish because I can't resist them when I go to the store.  So I have to come up with other ways to consume all the fruit in the house.

Enter Fruit Pizza.

It can be made with whatever fruits you have around. We only used red and blue fruit for our July 4th version.   This is a hit with everyone and is fun to make with kids.  The crust is a sugar cookie and the sauce is a cream cheese base.  We eat this mostly in the summer because of the abundance of fresh fruit, but have made it in the winter too with canned and frozen fruit, when we were desperate. It's not as good, but satisfied our craving.

Fruit Pizza

1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, grapes, kiwi or fruit of your choice

1/4 cup apricot preserves
1 Tbs water

Cut dough in 1/8 inch slices and line 14 inch pizza pan with slices just touching each other. 
Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.  Cool.

Blend softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla.  Spread over cookie crust.  Arrange fruit on top.  Choice of fruit is only limited by your imagination.  Just be careful that the fruit is not the kind that will darken once cut.

 Mix preserves and water. glaze pie * (optional)


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