5.20.2011

Fruit Pizza - Another recipe from the archives

I think I was very late in discovering this wonderful treat!  Once I did, it became a staple at almost every gathering we had.  Then come to find out, everyone I knew had their own "version".  So here is mine, all the subjective yummy components to everyone else's recipes.  


FRUIT PIZZA
1 RECIPE (OR TUBE) OF SUGAR COOKIE DOUGH (My recipe follows)
1 Pkg (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 c of confectioners sugar
1/2 carton of frozen whipped topping thawed (I use coolwhip)
1 c of red seedless grapes, halved
3 firm bananas, peeled and sliced thin
3 kiwi fruit peeled and sliced
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges
1 pint fresh strawberries, halved, tops removed
1 RECIPE OF FRUIT GLAZE

Press cookie dough into an ungreased 14 in pizza pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.  COOL COMPLETELY!

Usine a medium setting on electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.  Fold in CoolWhip.  Spread over the crust.  Arrange fruit on top.  Brush fruit with glaze (recipe below).  Chill. 


FRUIT GLAZE
1/4 c sugar
1/4 c orange juice
2 T water
1 T lemon juice
1-1/2 t cornstarch

In a saucepan, bring sugar, oj, water, lemon juice, cornstartch and salt to boil.  Stir constantly for 2 minutes or until thickened.  COOL COMPLETELY. 


SUGAR COOKIE DOUGH
2 c butter softened
4 c powdered sugar (sifted)
4 eggs
3 T lemon juice (fresh)
2 t grated lemon peel
6-1/2 c all purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt

Using medium setting on electric mixer, cream butter, powdered sugar.  Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each one.  Stir in lemon juice, cream and lemon peel.  In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.  Gradually add the flour mix to the butter/sugar mixture.  Cover and refrigerate 2 hours.