Do you need a fun dessert for Memorial Day? I love to making a beautiful Fruit Pizza! This is a fun dessert that is easy to make, and yet it looks like you have been slaving all day in the kitchen! :)I bought a new tart pan and I wanted to try it out, so I found this fun recipe for a new crust…it is kind of like a pie dough and kind of like cookie dough! It is flaky and sweetened with powdered sugar, so it is not too sweet! The link for the dough is found here, at Sally’s Baking Addiction. This is a great dough if you want to make it from scratch, but if you are pressed for time you can simply use a store bought sugar cookie dough in the refrigerated section at the grocery store. Both work great! I used a simple mixture of cream cheese, cream, powdered sugar and vanilla for the filling. It is very creamy and with just the right amount of sugar to not overwhelm the fruit!I liked using the tart pan, because it is the perfect size for my husband and I. We were able to eat the entire fruit pizza in a matter of a few days and the last bite tasted as good as the first bite! I love the shine that is on top of this fruit pizza, it is a simple mixture of apricot preserves and water! So easy, but it makes the pizza look even prettier!
- 1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough, or your own homemade sugar cookie dough.
- 8 oz. cream cheese-softened
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- assorted fresh fruit-sliced
- optional glaze: 2 Tablespoons apricot preserves mixed with 1 Tablespoon water
- Place unwrapped cookie dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out into a 9 inch circle. Place into a greased 9-inch tart pan and press it down into the pan and up the sides until it is even all the way around. Bake according to directions on package or until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven to a cooling rack and let it cool completely.
- Using a mixer, beat the cream cheese until fluffy for a minute or two, slowly add the whipping cream and mix for one more minute. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Beat on medium high for for about 1 minute until light and fluffy. Spread into the cooled crust.
- Fruit: Garnish the tart with fresh fruit. Whisk the optional glaze ingredients together and warm in the microwave for 15 seconds, then brush on top of the fruit. Slice and enjoy!
- You can make the crust and the filling ahead of time if you need to. You can store both in the refrigerator until you are ready to put the pizza together.
You can prepare the fresh Fruit Pizza with the crust recipe above from Sally’s Baking Addiction or with a package of sugar cookie dough from the grocery store, so you have the option of doing either version! You might need to try both versions to see which one you like the best! :)