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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

the making of a fruit pizza

Every week I try to find a new craft or home ec project to keep the grandkids busy.  Keep in mind the two oldest are 3 and 3.5 years so their attention span and degree of difficulty is limited. 

But today we made fruit pizzas.  And they were yummy!

First you roll out the sugar cookie dough.  I bought it already premade....
Then cook the dough. 

Once the crust has cooled, you spread on a cream cheese mixture:

Let the kids start attaching berries of their choice to the pizza: 

 Being sure to make sure the berry/fruit has contact with the cream cheese mixture to keep it in place:

Voila!  It was good! 

So here's the recipe:

Fruit Pizza
Sugar cookie dough, whether home made or store bought.
A variety of berries and fruit. 
We used raspberries, strawberries (sliced), blueberries, kiwi, and banana.
Cream Cheese 8 oz
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Roll out your dough on a board dusted good with powdered sugar.  Otherwise it will stick. 
Keep the thickness to about 1/2"
Cook at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until brown.
Let crust cool.

Meanwhile, prepare the cream cheese mixture (cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla). 
Blend well.
Once crust is cool, spread a nice layer over the crust.

Add your berries and fruit in any manner you wish. 
Be sure fruit is connected with the cream cheese mixture as it will keep the berry in place.

If using bananas, you might spread a fruit glaze to prevent them from browning, otherwise it's probably not necessary. 

Cut in squares or pie shapes or however you want. 
Just enjoy! 

1 comment:

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Yummy! Looks like the kids are having a great time and that's what it's all about. What a wonderful way to spend time with your Grandkids...they're lucky!