Fruit Pizza

Have you ever had a Fruit Pizza?

July (or anytime) is a good time to try this cookie with fruit on it…piled high.

Your party fans will love you for your creativity.

This recipe is easy to make, and not a whole lot of ingredients are required.

Ingredients

1 (18 ounce) pkg. refrigerated sugar cookie dough

1 (8 ounce) pkg. cream cheese, softened

2 Tbsp. milk, cream, or orange juice

Strawberries, kiwi, peaches, blueberries

1 jar of apricot or peach jam

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice the cookie dough and place on a greased pizza pan. Press and flatten dough into the pan, forming a crust. Bake 10-12 minutes and allow to cool.

In a large bowl, soften cream cheese with milk or juice and spread over the cooled crust. You may want to zap the cream cheese mixture in the Microwave 10-15 seconds if it is not spreading at a consistency that is to your liking. Or mix a dollop of Cool Whip into the cream cheese before spreading.

Begin arranging your fruit by starting from the outside working into the center. Make it as colorful as you would like.

In a sauce pan on low heat, spoon in about a ½ cup of the jam with 1 Tbsp. of lemon juice and 1 Tbsp. cornstarch. You may need about a ¼ cup of water also. Just bring to a boil and remove from heat. Allow to cool but not set up. Gently pour over the fruit.  Chill for two hours, then cut into wedges.

Yum Yum!

Mary Z.