Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fruit Pizza

I have to say that this cookie was surprisingly easy and quick to make. I have seen many Fruit Pizzas in bakeries and at parties but for some reason have never given them a try so I was glad to be given an opportunity to try my hand at baking one and tasting one. And yes folks this cookie is super yummy!!
Below you will find the recipe I was given for this super tasty treat that would surly be a hit at any gathering or just for fun with the family.
Cookie Dough:
1 cup softened butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 1/2 tsp. cream of tarter
Preheat oven to 325. Mix butters and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and almond extracts, beating well. Combine dry ingredients and add to butter mixture. Blend thoroughly. Divide dough in half. With lightly floured hands, press dough on two 12" lightly greased pizza type pans.
***I used a cookie sheet for my pizza. And I also wanted to note that when pressing out the dough don't get nervous if the dough seems thin. It bakes up thicker than you would think.
Bake 12-15 minutes. Cool
16 ounces softened cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Whip cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Spread over cooled crust. Decorate with fruit slices of your choosing. (i.e. strawberries, Mellon's, kiwi, bananas, grapes, berries, Mandarin oranges, peaches, etc.)
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbs. cornstarch
1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1 tsp. lemon juice
In small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in pineapple juice and lemon juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool. Brush over fruit. Refrigerate until chilled.

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