at the Water's Edge

Living life and learning all I can along the way!

Fruit Pizza

Fruit pizza is a dessert that has been a tradition in my family for a long time.  The original recipe came from our family cook book, but my mom and I have re-vamped it a little so that it’s more to our liking.  It’s a delicious dessert that’s great for summertime, when there are lots of fresh berries available.  In fact, I made a fruit pizza for Tom’s birthday this year.  I was going to make him ice cream cake (perhaps a future recipe to come), but then suddenly thought: hey, it’s berry season—I should make a fruit pizza!  And, Tom was in agreement, so I did.  However, summer is not the only time my family enjoys this dessert…oh, no…it is often most coveted during the winter months. 

My cousins & I fighting over some fruit pizza at Christmastime - we're brutal.
Somehow or other, fruit pizza has become a traditional Christmas dessert in our family.  I believe it started sometime during my youth, when my mom made fruit pizza for a family gathering on Christmas Eve.  When Christmas morning came around, there were leftovers, and I decided that it would make an excellent breakfast while opening gifts.  So, that’s what we had—and that’s what we’ve often had for Christmas breakfast ever since.  Anyways, on to the recipe!

Tom's birthday fruit pizza
 Here’s what you’ll need:
 -          1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough (or you can make your own if you feel ambitious)
-          1 package strawberry glaze
-          8oz cream cheese, softened
-          1 quart strawberries, sliced
-          1/3 cup sugar
-          1 tsp. vanilla
-          Various fruits for toppings—I like to use mandarin oranges, pineapple chunks,   blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, kiwi…

It’s pretty simple to make—give it a try!

  1. Roll out cookie dough into a thin smooth layer on an ungreased cookie sheet or pizza pan.  Cook according to package directions or until lightly browned.  Remove from oven, set aside, and let cool.
  1. Combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a small bowl until well blended.  Set aside.
  1. Combine sliced strawberries and strawberry glaze in a small bowl 
  1. Once cookie crust has cooled, spread cream cheese mixture evenly over top.  Spread strawberry mixture evenly over top of that.  Top it all off with whatever fruit “toppings” you desire!
Refrigerate until ready to serve, and remember: leftovers make a great breakfast!

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Hi there! My name is Dana and I live in West Michigan with my husband, Tom and our dog Copernicus. I created this space as a place to share the things I learn along this journey I call life. I work in marketing and I'm a sort of Jane of All Trades, interested in all things nature, gardening, cooking, exploring and learning new things. This blog is a conglomeration of my interests, hobbies, life and life lessons. Thanks for stopping by!