Fruit Pizza!

This "Fruit Pizza" is a fun dessert that is loved by all ages!  It's great for children's parties and teen activities or church events and such, but the older folks will love it also.   This is a great recipe to get the kids in the kitchen and let them work on with you, because you can't really mess it up!  

 I made one large fruit pizza this time, but you can let the kids make their own individual pizzas and add the fruit they like most.  They can get very creative making their own designs and faces.  Or you can turn this into a "Fruit Pizza" bar or station and provide the sugar cookies already baked, the cream cheese to ice each one and bowls of fruit for garnishing each pizza.  Those are just some ideas for variation, depending on your group or function! 

Here is what you need for this:

1 roll refrigerated sugar cookies
2 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese (softened)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
2 cups fresh blueberries
2-3 fresh kiwi fruits, peeled and sliced thin
1/2 cup apple jelly

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a 12 - 14 inch pizza pan with nonstick spray.

Slice the cookies or just crumble the dough and press it evenly on the pizza pan to form a crust.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or just until brown.  Remove and allow to cool completely.

With an electric mixer beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Spread over the cooled cookie crust. 

Arrange the fruit in whatever pattern you choose.  I just sort of place it in alternating circles. 

Heat the apple jelly in the microwave for about 30 seconds or just until warm and stir.  With a pastry brush, brush the jelly over the fruit.   It gives it a nice shine.  

Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving.  



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