Saturday, June 27, 2015

Festive Fruit Pizza

It's that time of year when BBQ's, outdoor parties, and all kinds of fun festivities are in full force. Sick of bringing the same boring bag of chips and dip to every party? Surprise your friends and family with this delicious dessert that is so easy to make, oh so yummy, and semi-healthy (I mean it does have fruit in it....). Enjoy!

1 roll refrigerated sugar cookies (I used Pillsbury)
1 package 8oz cream cheese (softened)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Your fruit of choice! This time I used strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and kiwi
1/4 cup apple jelly

1. Preheat oven to 350*. Spray 12 inch pizza pan with cooking spray. Layer the pan with the cookie dough using your hands to evenly spread it out across the pan for the crust. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, for about 30 minutes.

2. While you are waiting for your crust to cool, prep your fruit. Cut them into bite size pieces to arrange on the pizza.

3. In a small bowl, beat together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until fluffy. Spread the mixture over the cooled crust. In a separate bowl, stir the jelly until smooth. Set aside momentarily.

4. Arrange your fruit on top of the cream cheese mixture in whatever pretty pattern your little heart desires (it would be a fun to use a cookie sheet and place fruit in the shape of an American Flag for the 4th of July!). Spoon or brush the jelly on top of the fruit. Refrigerate until chilled, at least one hour. To serve, cut into wedges or squares. 

It almost looks too pretty to eat (not that that's going to stop me...)! Bon appetit!! 

with faith, love, & coffee,

kellie ann
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