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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Yummy Summer Potluck Dish

Fancy Fruit Dessert Pizza

1 20-ounce package store-bought sugar cookie dough, refrigerated
Fancy Fruit Dessert Pizza “Sauce”:
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Fancy Fruit Dessert Pizza "Topping":
Fresh or canned peach slices, drained
Whole strawberries, cut in half
Fresh or frozen blueberries, drained
Kiwi fruit, peeled
Grapes, no seeds
Pineapple chunks or rings, drained
Apples, washed, peeled and cored
Mandarin oranges, drained
Fancy Fruit Dessert Pizza Glaze:
1/4 cup orange marmalade (can also use apricot, strawberry or raspberry)
1 Tbsp water

Optional Drizzle:
1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted

Pre-Heat oven to 375F
Slice cookie dough as directed on package
Arrange cookie dough in single layer in bottom of a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. (A large pizza pan will also work).
Using floured fingers, press dough evenly onto pan to form crust
Bake at 375F for 16-20 minutes or until golden brown
Cool crust completely
While crust is cooling, in a small bowl, beat together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until fluffy
Spread mixture over cooled cookie crust
Refrigerate several hours
Arrange fruit in attractive layers or designs over cream cheese "sauce" layer
Combine marmalade and water into a glaze and carefully brush glaze over fruit
Drizzle warm chocolate chip mixture for additional sweet topping . You can also use spray-can whipped cream to make a fluffy border around the edge.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving
Cut into slices or squares and serve immediately
Store any leftovers in the refrigerator

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