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Recipe: How to Make an Easy Fruit Pizza

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I think we can all agree that fruit tarts are as delicious as they are beautiful. Many of us can also agree that they are as complicated as all get out to make. I did some research and found that on average a fruit tart recipe contains at least 13 ingredients and 13 steps to prepare the dessert.

Alright, you got me, I'm exaggerating, but just a pinch (cooking pun intended). In any case, I am here to share an easy and attractive dessert that combines the presentation and yumminess of a fruit tart without the stress and time of tart creation.

The next time you offer to bring a dessert, make a fruit pizza. They are easy, customizable, and pretty.

Fruit Pizza Recipe

Ingredients:

  • One batch of cookie dough. Feel free to purchase a tube of sugar cookie dough as found in the refrigerated section of the store.
  • Assorted fruit of your choice. Popular and attractive fruits include berries because they are easy to work with and don't brown.
  • 1 softened brick of cream cheese
  • 1 container of marshmallow fluff

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare your pizza sauce:

To make your pizza 'sauce,' mix the cream cheese and the marshmallow fluff together. This gives you a sweet white base that will look lovely topped with fruit. You can also use a cheese ball mix to have a flavored base. Some cheese ball mixes will call for fluff and some will not. For example, I like to use Lemonade Fruit Dip Mix as my 'sauce' base. In any case, mix the 'sauce' and refrigerate.

Next, roll the cookie dough out and place it on a pizza stone or cookie sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes or until you are confident the center is not doughy.

Take out your crust and let it cool completely.

During the cooling time, you can wash and slice (if necessary to slice) your fruit.

Then take out the sauce and let it come up to room temperature if it is stiff. Spread the sauce over the crust and top with your fruit. Most kids will enjoy helping you top the pizza, so this can be a great interactive time in the kitchen.

Finally, slice, serve, and enjoy the culinary kudos!

What fruits or berries do you like to put on your fruit pizzas?

Featured image courtesy of Flickr.

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Victoria Hamel is a recent transplant to the South. She now resides in the mountains of Western North Carolina with her husband and three children. When she isn't busy running her Tastefully SImple business she is helping her husband run the family store: Golftopia. In her spare time she loves blogging, running and reading.

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