When it comes to eating, my children aren't the best eaters. What child is? However, there is one food I can always count on – fruit! No matter what mood my kids are in they never snub their noses at fresh, wholesome fruit. Definitely, something this mother can't complain about.
Fruits are packed with all kinds of healthy vitamins, mineral, and antioxidants. Yes, I know they have sugars too but when you are comparing it to a candy bar it is a much better option. No doubt!
So when I am going to a candy-filled gathering like Easter, Christmas, or Halloween I opt to bring something semi-healthy. Lord knows my children will already be bouncing off the walls from a sugar high, might as well throw in some nutrients as well. Tasty nutrients!
One of my favorite things to bring to events is this Fruit Pizza With A Sugar Cookie Crust. Yes, it's not totally healthy but the fruit definitely boosts its nutritional value. Especially when compared to other things. And it's Oh, so delicious!
Plus fruit pizza has the word pizza in it. You just can't go wrong with that in the name. You'll definitely want to whip this up for your next bash!
Fruit Pizza With A Sugar Cookie Crust
- 2 16.5 oz refrigerated sugar cookie dough logs need about 1.5 logs
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 8 oz whipped topping
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- variety of fruits Your choice!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Slice cookie dough about 1 inch thick and place on a greased pizza pan, leaving about a 1-2 inch border to compensate for expansion.
- Press dough flat using wax paper. Bake for 15-25 minutes or until golden. Let cool completely.
- In a large bowl, combine softened cream cheese, whipped topping, vanilla, and powdered sugar until thoroughly whipped. Spread onto crust.
- Decorate with sliced fruits. Arrange in whatever pattern you like.
For the filling, you can also substitute a jar of marshmallow crème mixed with the cream cheese.
If you need a visual, check out this video to see just how easy it is to make this amazing looking dessert. Remember, if you use bananas dip them in orange juice (I think this taste better than using lemon juice) so they don’t start browning. I don’t think a browning banana would mix with the overall appearance of this dessert. And this is quite a pretty dessert if I do say so myself!