FRUIT PIZZA

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When I asked Geoff what kind of birthday cake he wanted this weekend, he quickly replied, “fruit pizza!”  Seriously?!  That’s not a cake!  He pleaded and begged over and over for it and since it's his birthday I decided to make it.  My idea for a birthday cake would definitely include (or be made mostly of) rich, sugary frosting but he would HATE this (great idea for a later post… we are about as opposite as you can get).  As I was finally making the fruit pizza on Sunday he was like a giddy child in a toy store.  He could barely wait for me to finish it before digging in. 

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Fruit Pizza Recipe

By: Tory Palivoda (my mother)


What you’ll need:

1. 1 1/2 tubes of premade sugar cookie dough (one tube really is just not enough).
2. 8 ounces cream cheese
3. 1/4 cup powdered sugar
4. 12 ounces of cool whip
5. A variety of fruit for toppings – kiwi, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, mandarin oranges, pineapple, grapes, etc.

What you’ll do:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Lightly spray a cookie sheet, including all the edges, with nonstick spray.
3. Spread premade tube of sugar cookie dough onto sheet.  The dough will be thin.
4. Bake for 8-11 minutes, or until lightly brown.  Let cool completely.
5. Mix cream cheese, powered sugar and cool whip together.
6. Spread mixture onto cooled cookie crust.
7. Arrange fruit of your choice.  Enjoy!

I do have to admit, it is very good.  Geoff was adamant I used my mother’s recipe.  Whenever she takes this dish to a party or picnic she always brings two because they are usually the first items gone!  Enjoy this yummy, sweet summer treat!!

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2 comments:

  1. Your fruit pizza looks better than mine!! You are more artistic than me, making sure every piece of fruit is perfect...just like you!!

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