Fruit Pizza

Today I am belatedly sharing what my boys made me for a Mother’s Day treat.

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A pretty fruit pizza! It was quite delicious and was gone in a flash. (Don’t worry, I did share some with my family.)

Though this was for Mother’s Day, I can imagine this would be a great thing to bring to a summer picnic or other event.

The crust is like a soft sugar cookie, the “sauce” is a cream cheese icing, and the toppings are a variety of fruit.

This would be really beautiful topped with colorful summer berries, and you can arrange them however you like.

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Though my pizza wasn’t quite round, these boys did a pretty impressive job with the fruit. My hubs did help a little with the dough mixing, but the older ones at least are well on their way to cooking more things independently. We are determined to teach them to know their way around a kitchen! (You’re Welcome in advance to their future spouses!)

Here’s the recipe for the dough portion:

1/2 C butter

3/4 C sugar

1 egg

1 1/4 C flour

1 tsp cream of tartar

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

Press the dough into an ungreased  pizza pan and bake at 350 F for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool for a bit before icing.

…and for the icing/sauce part:

Mix together 8 oz of softened cream cheese, 1/2 C sugar, and 2 tsp vanilla. Spread over cooled crust.

After this cut up fruit and arrange on top. Chill a bit before serving!

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