Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Fruit Pizza

This isn't a casserole either but such a great and easy treat.

1 tube (16 1/2 oz.) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 cup sugar,divided
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 c. orange juice
1/4 c. lemon juice
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon milk
1 tsp. grated orange peel
2/3 c. heavy cream
1 1/2 c. strawberries, sliced
1 med. peach (I used kiwi's)
1 small banana, sliced
1 small apple, thinly sliced
1/2 c. fresh blueberries

Let dough stand at room temperature for 5-10 min. to soften. Press onto an ungreased 14-in. pizza pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-16 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. (I used a disposable pizza pan).
In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch and juices. bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; set aside to cool.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk, orange peel and remaining sugar until blended. In a small mixing bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form; fold into cream cheese mixutre. Spread over crust.
It says in the directions to arrange fruit over filling; and then spread with reserved glaze. Refrigerate until chilled. But... since my filling was already chilled. I took and mixed the apples and bananas in the glaze and placed them on the filling - that seemed to help with browning and the fruit still looked perfect the next day. You can also use whatever fruit you have on hand.

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