FRUIT PIZZA. AKA ONE OF MY FAVORITE DESSERTS EVER!!
To be honest, I'm more of a decadent chocolate, peanut butter, or cinnamon-y dessert type of girl. Don't get me wrong... I love fruit. But I'd just prefer chocolate. What girl wouldn't?
However, there are some fruity desserts that come along that are just unbelievable... my Best Lemon Bars, my mom's apple crisp, or my Blackberry-Peach Crisp, or this amazing fruit pizza!! I have made this recipe a few times and every time, no fail, I cannot stop eating it! It is so addicting. And amazingly delicious. My hubby and I made this with two of our married friends. It's really fun to cut up the fruit and decorate it all cute! And you can use whatever fruit you like. These fruits (kiwis, strawberries and mandarin oranges are my favorites) but you could do blueberries, raspberries, peaches etc. Basically... we finished the whole thing that night. I ate a whole stinkin' one-fourth of this baby. I mean... whoops.... So, just so you know, it's addicting. You might eat the whole thing.
Just warning ya!
1 roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 package (8 oz) reduced-fat cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
fruit of your choice- sliced strawberries. mandarin orange segments, cut-up kiwis, peach slices, blueberries, raspberries- whatever you like!
1/2 cup apple jelly (optional- I left it out)
Heat oven to 350. Grease 12-inch pizza pan (you could also use a 9x13 pan) with cooking spray. In pan, break up cookie dough and press evenly in bottom of pan to create the crust.
Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. (It's so hard to wait!) In small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Spread mixture over cooled crust. Arrange fruit over cream cheese. Stir jelly until smooth; spoon or brush over fruit. (Optional) Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.* Cut into wedges or squares. Store in refrigerator.
*We didn't wait an hour to eat it... we were too anxious! But it is good chilled, too. And you should definitely store in the fridge. That is, if you have any leftovers!