Saturday, July 23, 2011

Fruit Pizza

We love fruit pizza around here.  I try to make it at least once every summer.  When my store got some good-looking berries in, I made it as soon as I could.  I also tried nectarines, and those were delicious as well.  I used my go-to roll-out sugar cookie dough recipe, cutting it in half.  It was a perfect amount to fill one pizza pan.  Make the whole recipe if making two fruit pizzas (obviously, lol).  This did not last very long here.....

Fruit pizzas of the past: One and Two.
Fruit Pizza

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1.In a large bowl, cream together the butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg yolk and stir in the vanilla and almond extract. Combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; blend into the creamed mixture. Cover and chill for at least two hours.

2.Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).  Roll the dough out, or pat it out into a lightly greased pizza pan. 

3.Bake anywhere from 8-15 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned.  Cool.

5 ounces cream cheese, softened
1-2 cups powdered sugar (to taste)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-3 tablespoons cream or milk, as needed
Using a stand mixer or electric beaters, mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and cream or milk until smooth and spreadable.  Add more powdered sugar or cream or milk as needed.  Spread on cooled cookie crust.

Fresh Strawberries, sliced
Fresh Blueberries
Fresh Raspberries
Fresh Nectarines, sliced

Arrange prepared fruit over the frosted cookie crust.  Refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!

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