Last weekend, we were getting together with our friends and we were in charge of dessert. We wanted something with fresh fruit that would be quick and easy to make. That’s when we remembered an old favorite of ours, Fruit Pizza.
We used to make this all the time during a first few years of marriage, but we had kind of forgotten about it. That won’t happen again! We remembered how much we love it and our kids love it too, especially Marley. Seriously, who could resist all this?!
Yields: 20 pieces
Total Time: 40 minutes (includes cooling time)
2 rolls sugar cookie dough
8 oz cream cream, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
8 oz cool whip
3 cups fresh berries, cut into bite size pieces
3 kiwis, cut into bite size pieces
Spray a large sheet pan with cooking spray. Break the sugar cookie dough up into pieces and then press it together with your fingers, forming a crust. Bake cookie dough at 350° F 16-18 minutes. Let cool at least 20 minutes.
While the crust bakes, whisk the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Working in batches, use a rubber spatula to fold the Cool Whip into the cream cheese mixture. Spread onto the cooled crust with an offset spatula.
Top with the berries and kiwi. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Our recipe actually calls for a glaze to drizzle over the top of the pizza once it is all assembled. This dessert is sweet enough on it’s own that we didn’t feel like we needed it. But, after tasting the berries and finding them a little on the tart side we decided that a sprinkle of Penzey’s Vanilla Sugar would be just right. We consider ourselves very lucky to have a Penzeys near us. We get most of our spices there in bulk for a great price. Their Vanilla Sugar and Cinnamon Sugar have quickly become some our favorites to keep on hand. They are perfect for coffee, desserts, fruit….on and on!
This fruit pizza is perfect for Spring and Summer when berries are in season. But we’ve also made it in the winter months with fresh pineapple, mandarin oranges and kiwi. I bet we could also think up a way to sneak some chocolate in there…brownie crust, maybe? Next time, for sure!