Me? I’m just eatin’ my blackeyed peas, chilling out, watching some movies and catching up on some tv. I’m long overdue for a little R & R.
As many of you know, I was home in Dallas last week. Nothing announces summer like the town you grew up in. Am I right?
So imagine my delight when I arrived home to find my brother’s and my (thanks to him) friends from college and my mom’s (CeCe, as we will refer to her here) fruit pizza at our pre-Memorial day weekend bbq. My mom is the maestro behind many of my favorite dessert symphonies but this one is the most kid-friendly, crowd-pleasing hit!
Now, just so you know…Mom made THIS (see above) aaaand her Better Than Robert Redford Surprise dessert for our big bbq. And, let me tell you, they are both better than Robert Redford! And I loooooove some Robert Redford (both the man AND the dessert)!
Without further ado (because we know I can offer plenty of that), here is CeCe’s Fruit Pizza recipe.
CeCe’s Fruit Pizza
Preheat oven to 350.
Set out butter and cream cheese to reach room temperature.
1 roll sugar cookie dough (cut into 1/4 in slices and laid onto pizza or round pan)
1 block Cream Cheese
1 stick (1/2 c) Butter
1/2 to 1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
FRUIT!!! (Sliced strawberries, grapes, kiwi, cherries, but bananas need to be sprinkled with lemon juice first so they won’t turn brown – and any other fruit your family loves)
Lay raw cookie dough slices in 12″ pizza (or round) pan or 13×9″ baking pan.
Bake at 350 for 12 to 18 minutes (baked completely but not brown).
Set aside to cool.
While baking, mix together cream cheese, butter and vanilla.
Once cookie crust has cooled, spread cream cheese “pizza filling” onto cookie crust.
Top your pizza with fruit. Either by adding one type of fruit per slice (for the more picky eaters) or creating rings of fruit on the pizza.
Dot with Orange marmalade (or jam of your choice) and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
TAH-DAH!!!! FRUIT PIZZA for friends!
Hope y’all enjoy it as much as we always did!
BF Asks: What’s your favorite dessert that your family always made?