Pizza! Pizza! Pizza! I said it 3 times because it gets me really, really excited. In case you didn’t guess from the fact that I’ve already said it more times than necessary, today we are talking about pizza. Not just any pizza. Fruit pizza. You may be thinking “fruit pizza? What in the green earth is fruit pizza? If it has fruit on it, then it’s not pizza.” To that I say- if it’s round and you cut it into slices, then it is pizza. So shush. I seriously love pizza. Cheesy, delicious pizza with a crispy, delicious crust. YES. I could eat it every day for the rest of my life. It’s the one and only food group in my opinion. That’s why the food pyramid is shaped like a triangle. Because it is a slice of pizza.
Dessert pizza is a new phenomenon. Or, maybe it’s not new. I just live under a rock. If it’s not on Netflix, then I don’t know about it. Either way, I’ve seen a lot of dessert pizzas all over the Pinterest and each one looks even more delicious than the last. There are so many different variations of this treat out there that you could try. I know, I know. You want a greasy, cheesy, artery clogging piece of pizza. Not one with healthy junk on it. But just wait a minute. Hear me out. Like I said before, this is really only called fruit pizza because it is round and shaped like a pizza. However, it is really just a sugar cookie with cream cheese frosting and fruit on it. So…there’s technically still “cheese” on it. It’s just creamed. And sugary.
They’re super bright and summery. Which is why I really wanted to make them today. The weather has been so nice lately. I just felt like making something light and refreshing (but still with 0 health benefits whatsoever). So let’s just get into this.
First things first- you’re going to need a sugar cookie dough. You can either make one from scratch or buy the prepackaged stuff at the store. I went the store bought route because it is much faster and easier, and I knew for sure the dough would come out right. I’m also lazy. So, there’s that. Start by rolling out your dough on a flat surface. MAKE SURE YOU FLOUR THE SURFACE, THE DOUGH, AND YOUR ROLLING PIN. It’s a sticky situation. You need the flour, or rolling it out is going to make you so frustrated you’re going to want to throw the dough, the table, and your whole house into the garbage. So flour. Use it. Roll out your dough to the size you want your pizza. This is where you can do multiple things. You can either make one giant circle pizza OR you can make smaller individual sized ones. Which is what I did. For that I used a cookie cutter and just cut out some little circles. And hearts. Because I’m a girl. And hearts are cute. Awwww.
Slap your cookies onto a cookie sheet and bake them in the oven according to your specific dough recipe. Also, “slap” was a bad word to use. Don’t do that. Gently set them down on the cookie sheet gracefully and gently like you’re handling the teeniest, tiniest little puppy in the whole world. Because they will be fragile. So be careful! Whatever. Cook them. Let them cool. Then, just let them chill on a cooling rack. While that’s happening you can make the cream cheese frosting that’s going to go on top! To make that put 6 ounces of cream cheese and ½ cup of salted butter in a mixer and beat until fluffy. Next add ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract. Finally, slowly add 3 ½ cups of powdered sugar. Beat it for a couple minutes and it will get fluffier.
NOW THE SUPER FUN PART. Cut up all your fruit. I was being sarcastic. Cutting up fruit is not fun. Peeling mandarin oranges because you couldn’t find already peeled ones at the store you were at and didn’t want to go to another store is also not fun. Decorating the fruit pizzas sure is fun though. I used an assortment of kiwi, strawberries, mandarin oranges, and grapes. I bet you’re thinking “what about blueberries?” I agree. They need blueberries. So here’s what happened. I went to the store with the specific purpose of getting blueberries. I walked right over to the blueberries, looked at them, and then walked away to look at something else. I told myself I would go back for them. But guess what? I never did. I sure did buy a bunch of other things I didn’t need though. So here we are. Blueberry-less.
Regardless of your fruit situation, just gather the fruit of your choice and go to town. Frost the top of your “pizzas” and arrange the fruit however your little heart desires.
Keep these in the fridge. They’ll be nice and cool and ready to go when you want to eat them.