If you’re like me, summer time is BBQ time. Obviously that means I want to spend more time outside in the sun instead of cooped up in the kitchen. When we BBQ at our house, I always cook the main meat dish, several sides to appeal to all types, and then one or two desserts. I love making my fruit pizza because it’s super quick, super easy, and not heavy. When I make this, I like to make the crust and frosting ahead of time and put in the fridge. I usually top it with fruit shortly before everyone arrives. I use different fruit every time also. Use whatever your little heart desires. Just a word to the wise, using bananas means putting them on right before eating because those little guys WILL turn brown and no one wants a brown fruit pizza.
This recipe is so simple that a lot of my friends ask for the recipe and now make it for their BBQ’s and parties. You can use all fruits that don’t need to be cut (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries) and even use pre-made refrigerated dough. You can go as simple or as intricate as you’d like.
- Sugar Cookie dough
- 8oz reduced fat cream cheese
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- any fruit you desire
Roll dough out into a large circle (about the size of a large pizza). Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake until done. Always remember to grease your cookie sheet or pizza stone because I promise you, that cookie WILL stick if you don’t and you’ll demolish your fruit pizza trying to serve it. Remove the cookie dough from the oven and allow it to completely cool. In a medium size bowl combine the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until combined and fluffy. Spread frosting over cooled cookie dough. Top with whatever fruit you choose.