Looking for Pizza

Who wants pizza? That is usually a rhetorical question because the answer is everybody. I made fruit pizza on the 4th of July. It was delicious but I forgot to take photos. I decided that I’d freeze the leftover “crusts” and make them again later. And that’s exactly what I did!

Fruit Pizza

Sugar cookie mix made according to the package direction for cut out cookies
1 package cream cheese at room temperature
1 c. powdered sugar
1 nectarine and/or 1 peach (peeled)
2 apricots and/or fresh blackberries/raspberries/blueberries
10 cherries and/or 10 strawberries
1 peeled and sliced kiwi
(really any fruit you like can be used but apples, pears and bananas don’t work very well)

Make the cookie dough according to the directions then refrigerate for 20 minutes (wrapped in plastic). While the dough chills, mix the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Set cheese aside. Wash and slice fruit. The cherries will need to be pitted and cut into halves. Roll the cookie dough into a 1/4″ sheet and cut out circles.

I use a Pampered Chef Cut-N-Seal to cut out individual pizzas (you know because of COVID). It makes a nice pattern around the edge too. If you want you can just roll the cookie dough out and place it in a pizza pan and make it as a whole pizza (the problem with this method is that you MUST cut the crust immediately after removing it from the oven or you won’t be able to cut it without breaking it into a million crumbs). Bake the cookie crusts.  After the pizza crust cools you can assemble the pizza. First is a smear of the cream cheese and then the fruit is arranged on top. I like to make faces or designs.

Anyway the cookies can be made and frozen for use at “the drop of a hat” and if you are lazy or in a time crunch you can buy pre-made cream cheese frosting (but it isn’t as yummy as it is too sweet for my taste). I used to use kiwi fruit all the time but Sparky has an aversion to it so I don’t often have it on hand… The fruit pizza is a perfect treat for a hot day. Who am I kidding? Fruit Pizza is delicious on a cold day, a rainy day, or even if there is a foot of snow on the ground! I’m told that my fruit pizza is delicious so I thought I’d share!

18 thoughts on “Looking for Pizza

  1. I’ve never met a fruit pizza I didn’t like, but most of them aren’t works of art like yours are. Almost too pretty to eat, but not quite. Yum!

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    1. I’ve put pineapple on them too but only in the winter when I can’t get all the fresh fruit I want… Winter strawberries are never as good and sometimes peaches are impossible to find that taste like peaches. I’ve never thought to make a glaze from the juice. That would require denying Sparky the juice which seems to be his favorite part!

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