Fruit pizza!!!

If there’s anyway to get me to eat fruits, it’s this way… I’ve seen it made at many gatherings (a crowd-pleaser for sure) and finally decided to make it tonight for me & one of my oldest friends on her less than 12 hour pitstop in Gainesville. You can easily hack this recipe by using premade sugar cookie dough, but I decided to make everything from scratch using this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 8 oz full-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons cream or milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • assorted sliced fresh fruit (of your choice!!!)

For the crust: in one bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg & vanilla. In another bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cornstarch. Combine the wet & dry ingredients. Press dough into a 12 inch pizza pan as evenly as possible and chill for at least 30 minutes. Bake at 350*F for about 17-18 minutes or until browned. Let the crust cool.

For the frosting: beat the cream cheese & butter. Add the confectioners’ sugar and 1 Tablespoon milk. Add vanilla and 1 additional Tablespoon of milk (if needed). Spread in a thick layer over the cooled crust. Decorate with fruit!

The sugar crust is perfectly textured, as is the tangy/sweet cream cheese frosting. My decorations could use work but I guess it doesn’t matter how it looks when it’s happily in your stomach. >:)

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