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Sunday, July 6, 2008
Fruit Pizza Dessert
After reading all the fruit dessert recipes from In The Spotlight on Bluegrass Moms, I thought I would share one of my favorite desserts for taking to a summer potluck.
Fruit Pizza 1 (20-ounce) package refrigerated cookie dough (or I have mixed up cookie dough from scratch) 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature (the low-fat works just as well 1/3 cup sugar (a little more or less, depending on the sweetness of the fruit 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Fresh blackberries, blueberries, banana slices, raspberries, seedless grapes, strawberry halves, kiwi fruit slices, (or any other fruit you want), well drained 1/2 cup peach preserves (or any other you may have on hand) 1 tablespoon water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line an ungreased 14-inch pizza pan with cookie dough (if using refrigerator dough, slice about 1/2 inches thick and overlap as needed). Bake 12 minutes or until light brown; remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract; spread over cookie crust. Arrange fruit over cream cheese layer.
In a small saucepan over very low heat, make a glaze by heating preserves and water. Brush glaze over fruit, making sure to cover the fruit that will turn dark (especially bananas and apples). Refrigerate until ready to serve.
I am a married mother of 3 grown daughters and I have 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson. I currently have a gardening column in the Sunday's Advocate Messenger and I freelance for Kentucky Monthly magazine and Examiner.com.