Pizza with pizazz

If you had to choose just one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would that be? My answer would most likely be pizza. The varieties are endless, from your basic marguerite (probably my favorite), to breakfast, Mexican and even fruit pizza.

This recipe for Fruity Dessert Pizza was passed down to me from my mother. It’s not rocket science. Get creative with it, and if you come up with an idea to improve upon this, please share it with me!

You will need:

  • 2 rolls of store-bought sugar cookie dough (I had extra dough from Christmas cookies I’m making)
  • 1 package of low-fat or fat-free cream cheese, room temperature
  • Use whatever fruits you like, keeping in mind things like bananas and apples may get brown if this dish is left out for long. When selecting your fruit toppings, think color. Fruits such as blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, shredded pineapple and canned mandarin oranges work well.
  • Top with nuts such as slivered almonds or crushed walnuts (optional).

You’ll want to leave the cream cheese out for a few hours to soften it. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly grease a small rectangular cookie sheet with butter. Spread the two rolls of cookie dough evenly over the tray like you would a pizza crust. Bake according to directions.

Let the dough cool. It’s okay if it’s still slightly warm to the touch. Spread the cream cheese evenly over the dough. Be careful to avoid tearing the top layer of cookie crust as you spread the cream cheese.

Be sure to wash fruits like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, etc. before putting them on the pizza. Drain the mandarin oranges or pineapple if you use either of those ingredients. Top with nuts. Keep this refrigerated until its ready to serve.

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