Fruit Pizza

by Jonah

We had a graduation party for Berck on Saturday.  I made a fruit pizza!

I made for 4th of July two years ago.

I had a request for the recipe, so I thought I’d put it here.  Fruit pizza is really simple…just a sheet of sugar cookie dough, frosting, and fruit.  Here are the recipes I use for the cookie dough and frosting.

 

Old Fashioned Tea Cakes

This is my favorite sugar cookie recipe, and it comes from Sue Robinson.

 

1 cup butter

1 3/4 cup sugar

3 cups self-rising flour

2 teaspoons vanilla

 

If you don’t have self-rising flour, like I never do, just use

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Gradually stir in flour.  Dump the whole thing on a big cookie sheet and spread evenly.  Bake at 350 for at least 20 minutes.  It will probably take longer. It will start browning on the edges.

 

I like to use cream cheese frosting, and it’s super easy to make.

  • 4 ounces butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar (actually more)

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy. Add more powdered sugar until it’s the consistency you want.

 

Spread the frosting on top of the cookie.  Then decorate with fruit!  My favorites to use are blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries (sliced), and cherries and grapes (cut in half).  Also good are kiwi, and I had good success with mango on my last one.  I hear mandarin oranges work well too.  Pretty much any fruit will do.  If you use apples or bananas, fruit that brown when cut, dip the cut fruit in lemon or pineapple juice to keep them from browning.

 

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