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Oct. 12, 2006

Fruit pizza

by Miriam Ragen, Online National News Editor and Food Editor
Think pizza and you'll probably think of a delicious Italian pie, dripping with tomato sauce and cheese. But think again this pizza has a tropical twist. The fruit pizza is a refreshing dessert that is simple to make and a delight to stare at. Fruit pizza can be made with any type of fruit and your guests will surely be impressed by its eyecatching display.

Prep Time is about 15 minutes. Cook time is about 8-10 minutes. Makes about 12 servings

This pizza is a polar opposite from its Italian cousin, but still tastes just as good. <i>photo courtesy of www.edining.ca</i>
This pizza is a polar opposite from its Italian cousin, but still tastes just as good. photo courtesy of www.edining.ca

Kitchenware:
- Large pizza pan
- Mixer
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cups
- Spatula


Ingredients:
- 1 package of sugar cookie dough
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Fruit(s) of your preference
- 8 oz. regular cream cheese


Preparation:

1. Spray pizza pan with non-stick spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Spread the cookie dough evenly, covering the pizza pan completely.

3. Bake the cookie dough and let cool completely.

4. Combine the cream cheese, vanilla and sugar with mixer until smooth.

5. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the sugar cookie crust, covering it completely.

6. Cut up fruit into desired size and place on cream cheese in preferred pattern.

7. Refrigerate for at least one hour.




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  • Andjie Cherichel (View Email) on October 12, 2006 at 7:13 AM
    I have had something simmular and it tastes great! I can't wait to actually try this one!!
  • :-) on October 12, 2006 at 12:27 PM
    That is not pizza!
    Pizza has tomato sauce and cheese and bread, this has none of those.
  • Olive on October 12, 2006 at 9:55 PM
    pizza with pineapple and spinach is the best.
  • Benjamin Kennet on October 13, 2006 at 3:47 PM
    This really isn't pizza... It's dough and fruit!

    Please don't call this pizza...
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