Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Fruit Pizza

Despite the chest/head cold that makes me want to do nothing more than lay on the couch, I had to rouse myself enough to make fruit pizzas for the teachers at Addison's school. I am one of two people on the Teacher Appreciation Committee, so this is what we are putting in the breakroom for Valentine's Day:

Fruit Pizza
(originally from my sister, Rebecca)

2 rolls sugar cookie dough--roll into a large circle and bake according to package directions

8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 can crushed pineapple, drained WELL
powdered sugar, to taste

Mix together and spread on top of cooled sugar cookie "crust"

Top the "pizza" with various fruits. Strawberries (or any berry), sliced kiwi, mandarin oranges, etc. all work well. If you arrange in a pattern, the pizza can be quite a pretty presentation--a real show-stopper!

Another variation:
I made some with a brownie base (baked according to package directions) and then used the following as the frosting:

2 c. white chocolate chips, melted
8 oz. cream cheese
1/4 c. heavy cream

Top with the same fruit patterns.


NOTE: I have made individual sugar cookies, frosted with cream cheese/pineapple frosting and then put a slice of kiwi and an orange slice/1/2 strawberry on top. They present well and are my nieces/nephew's favorite cookie!