Tuesday, May 25, 2010

FRUIT PIZZA



I made fruit pizza on the weekend.  I hadn't made it in a while but was asked a couple of weeks ago for the recipe and that was just the incentive I needed, well that and an excuse to share it (two pizzas for two people is just pure gluttony). So when both my son-in-law and his sister invited us out to their family cottage it provided the perfect opportunity to make our family favourite recipe. 
Look what you missed out Nathan.  Was Taylor Swift worth it?  
Matthew & Kere, I will make this for you next month when we celebrate your birthdays.
For the rest of you, here is the recipe so you can make it yourself.  



The reason this pizza tastes so good is the base. I use a coconut sugar cookie recipe and I think it's the coconut that compliments the fruit so well.

I find the recipe for the cookies makes more than enough for two bases but not quite enough for three so I just make some cookies from the leftover dough. For that, you make little balls, place them on a cookie sheet and flatten with the bottom of a glass that is greased in butter and dipped in sugar. So yummy! They were one of the kids favourites growing up. 

Here's the recipe:

Cookie base:

2 cups sugar
2 cups margarine or butter softened
1 cup flaked coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Heat oven to 350. Mix sugar, margarine, coconut and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Press into two pizza pans. Bake until edges are golden and middle looks pretty cooked. (I honestly can't remember how long. I can just tell when it's done by looking at it.) Note: The dough rises and spreads if it is put on too thick so watch it doesn't spill over.

Filling:
12 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Mix until smooth, divide in half and spread over cooled pizzas.

Topping can be any type of fruit you like. I found kiwis and bananas the best tasting but always added strawberries, raspberries etc. for colour. It is easiest to layer from the outside in.

When I make them for my family, I rarely put a glaze on top but if I am taking them out I add the glaze just to keep the fruit from discolouring (bananas) and it makes it shiny and prettier. You can buy a glaze but it is really simple to make. The best way to put it on is with a pastry brush. 

5 comments:

  1. When I do not require drawing a bank loan to purchase the toppings for such a creation, I will be making this. THANK YOU!

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  2. No eggs? The cookies sound YUM.

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  3. Hungry for ChocolateMay 31, 2010 at 6:53 PM

    How come we never see these at Linger Longer??

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  4. how do you make your glaze?? these look so yummy i'm going to make one!

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  5. I make the glaze using a bit of orange juice, sugar, water, and cornstarch. I don't have the exact measures because I pretty much wing it every time. Lemon juice would work too but it can be tart if you use too much. I am sure you can find a proper recipe on line.

    It is easiest to paint on with a pastry brush if you have one.

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