In honor of Memorial Day (even though I don’t get Monday off because I teach Tues-Thurs – doh!), I thought I’d include one of my favorite summer desserts: fruit pizza.
You really can’t go wrong with a combination of fruit, cream cheese and sugar cookie.
Fruit pizza is sweet … without being too sweet.
And you could make this with any variety of fruit you’d like. I’d recommend using a variety of colors for the final visual effect.
I ended up using strawberries, mandarins, pineapple, mango and kiwi.
But get creative! Just about any variation of fruit would be tasty on this.
You could even use blueberries and strawberries to create an American flag theme in honor of Memorial Day.
[I remember the first time I made this, I was really concerned about the recipe calling for “cream of tartar.” In my head, this was the stuff you put in tartar sauce. Way, way off.]
Pizza? For dessert? Yes, please.
What you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 3/4 cup sugar until smooth. Mix in egg. combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Press dough into an ungreased pizza pan.
- Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool.
- In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla until light. Spread on cooled crust.
- Arrange desired fruit on top of filling, and chill.