Friday, January 30, 2009
Fresh Fruit Pizza
Note: The boys love having friends over. One of the easiest menus when the boys are having friends is a pizza menu. Just grab some quick $5 pizzas from the pizza shop down the street and whip up a couple of these fruit pizzas. Boys are happy and stuffed! (This is also great to serve when there are lots of spicy foods at a football party.)
1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp. lemon or orange extract
3 cups fruit (bananas, strawberries, maraschino cherries, orange segments, blueberries, whatever you want!)
1/2 cup orange marmalade, pineapple preserves or strawberry preserves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out cookie dough large enough to cover a round pizza pan. Bake 8 to 15 minutes or until firm. Cool completely. Mix together cream cheese and extract. Spread cream cheese mixture over cooled cookie dough crust. Arrange fruit in circles starting at the center and working your way out. Slightly warm marmalade and brush over fruit. Serve immediately.
Variation: If you are a chocolate lover... Use a brownie mix instead of the sugar cookie. Drizzle chocolate over the fruit at the end instead of the marmalade. If you are cooking for a crowd, make one of both!