fruit pizza.

i’ve been feeling a bit uninspired lately in the kitchen. do you ever feel that way?

k and one of her friends were studying in my office when i asked them for dinner and dessert/baking ideas. they both said,”fruit pizza!”

why haven’t i heard about fruit pizza until now?

i’ve been living under a rock.

this was easy and delicious. i think the next time i make it, i want to try it with puff pastry. flaky crust, sweet cream cheese “frosting”, and fruit. you can’t say no to that.

fruit pizza
printable recipe – slightly adapted from two peas and their pod

yield 6-8 servings

fruit of your choice (i used strawberries, grapes, kiwi, and banana), sliced
1 stick unsalted butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
zest of one lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt

for spread
1 8 oz block cream cheese
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 tablespoons sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon honey

for glaze
1 tablespoon apricot preserves
1/2 tablespoon – 1 tablespoon water

preheat oven to 350. spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. set aside.

in the bowl of a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar together. add egg, lemon zest, and vanilla extract and combine. whisk together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt in a medium bowl. slowly add flour mixture into mixer bowl until just combined. spread onto prepared baking sheet.

bake for 8-10 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned. remove from oven and cool on rack.

while cookie crust is cooling, make cream cheese spread. combine all spread ingredients into the bowl of a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. combine well.

for the glaze, combine preserves and enough water to make it brushable.

spread cream cheese mixture onto cookie crust. top with desired fruit. brush entire pizza with glaze. cut into slices and eat up! if you’re daring, drizzle with a wee bit of honey.


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