Thursday, June 16, 2011

Triple Berry Fruit Pizza

Fresh fridge is stocked full right now! YUM! Not only do I enjoy eating these luscious berries by the handful for a snack but I also like using them to garnish sweets! Growing up there was one go-to dessert we would make every summer...Fruit Pizza. Sugar cookie dough, cream cheese icing and fruit. It really doesn't get much simpler than that.

Our traditional fruit pizza was always in the shape of a rectangle and decorated with blueberries and strawberries to resemble the American Flag...does this sound familiar to anyone else? It seems like this was always our staple dessert for 4th of July weekend. It was so patriotic with the red, white and blue.

So with loads of fresh berries on hand, it was the perfect opportunity to make some Triple Berry Fruit Pizzas. This time around instead of one large pizza, I thought it would be more fun to create individual mini pizzas using a round cookie cutter. This would be such a fun dessert to make with the kids and a great way to encourage them to eat fruit too! Just slice up your favorite fruits and have them decorate away!

Triple Berry Fruit Pizzas
(makes 18 mini pizzas)

-1 package Sugar cookie mix (or roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough)
-1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
-1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
-1 cup Cool Whip
-Fresh Fruit: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries (or whatever else you prefer)

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Prepare sugar cookie mix as package directs for roll out cookies.
  • Roll out dough onto lightly floured surface and cut out mini pizzas using round cookie cutter. I used a 2 5/8" cutter.
  • Place cookies on prepared cookie sheets and refrigerate for about 10-15 minutes to chill before baking. This will prevent the cookies from spreading when baking.
  • Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool completely before icing.
  • In medium bowl mix together cream cheese, confectioner's sugar and Cool Whip until smooth.
  • Spread icing on pizzas and decorate with desired fruit.
  • Fruit pizzas are best enjoyed the day they are made. You can store in an air tight refrigerator for up to 2 days.
What fruit would you use to top your fruit pizza?

1 comment:

  1. One of my favorite things to make! Love it! Yours look very pretty!


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