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.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

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