RECIPE: Fruit Pizza
I’m writing to you from Atlanta… which is known for… um, southern food? I don’t know! I just got here and I’m not quite sure what ‘local’ food I should be looking for. I suspect though, since I’m in the South, that I can probably get grits (one of my favorite foods) for every breakfast. Also, maybe BBQ and fried chicken? I don’t know, I’m only here for the… really super lame you don’t care what kind of boring engineering conference.
So let’s talk about what happened at my house before I left my hubby and doggers behind in AZ. Last Friday night we had some people over for one of our grilled pizza party nights. This was a smaller group than that time last year, so I had more time to work on appetizers (like my hummus) and even a dessert. So today we have a dessert pizza for the blog!
So, when you have a get-together at your house, you really need to think about how the invitees will fit together. Ryan (who is on a “I’m free from summer school!” high) decided we needed to invite people over. He kept throwing out names of all kinds of people (and had I said ‘yes’ to every one of them, we’d have had like 50 people here. the boy is excited about time off school). We finally decided to do a a combo of people from my work with similar out-of-work interest, and my brother, who is always invited over.
Ryan wanted fancy appetizers, but I couldn’t get myself to work up to more than my hummus, which is a proven winner. So, I made it up to him by making a stellar ‘pizza’ dessert.
OK, ladies (is this sexist?). You know this recipe. The sugar cookie dessert pizza. We’ve all had it or made it for a bridal or baby shower, right? And even when I floated it past Ryan he said, “Oh, my mom’s fruit pizza recipe?” and I said, “No, MY mom’s fruit pizza recipe”. Let me tell you why my mom’s recipe is superior to any recipe out there…
It’s all about the glaze. Not only does this keep fruit like bananas from browning, it adds that extra something flavor and looks-wise that makes this dessert pizza shine. So… keep my mom’s recipe for fruit pizza in your back pocket for the next time you need something impressive to take to a party. Feel free to use your own fruit combo on the top. Almost anything works, but make sure you get lots of colors in there! I wish I’d thrown some kiwi in here for ‘green’ on the pizza.
|Fruit Tart Pizza|
- 1 Roll Pillsbury sugar cookie dogh
- 8 oz cream cheese, whipped
- 8 oz whipped cream
- 1 C. orange juice
- 1 Tb cornstarch
- 1/4 C. sugar
- Various fruits
- Bring dough to room temperature. Spread on a greased pizza pan. Bake 11-15 min until light brown. Allow to cool.
- Combine cream cheese and whipped cream. Spread on cooled tart.
- Heat orange juice, cornstarch and sugar to boiling. Allow to cool.
- Arrange fresh fruit artistically on the tart.
- Sprinkle cooled orange juice mixture on tart. Be careful to coat all fruit. Chill and serve.