Scenario: Going to a Sunday School party where we’ll be eating BBQ and then playing on the lake all day. I need to bring a dessert. I want something “summery” since this is a summery, outdoor, hot event. I know a few people who will be attending that are not too wild about chocolate (because they’re weird).
Solution: Fruit Pizza Dessert!
Now I personally am a huge chocolate fan. I will eat chocolate any day of the year and be delighted to do so. I love desserts, and the richer the better. Some people (who are weird) are not so into rich desserts. They prefer fruit or just something lightly sweet. And others, (who are REALLY weird) don’t even like chocolate at all. Well, this is for those weird people. And as for everyone else like me who prefers a rich chocolate cake, they’ll probably still love this fruit pizza too!
This is the perfect “summer dessert” because you can find lots of great fruit in season and it’s nice and refreshing on a hot day. It was a big hit at the party, and I got lots of compliments on how pretty it is!
And for those of you who would still choose a rich chocolatey dessert, you should check out my previous post, Chocolate Covered Oreo Cake.
- 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) sugar cookie mix
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
- 1 egg
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1/2 cup cream cheese frosting (from 1-lb container)
- 3 1/2 cups assorted fresh fruit of your choice
- Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray 14-inch pizza pan or 15x10-inch baking pan with cooking spray. (Stoneware works too, that's what I used)
- In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, melted butter and egg until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
- In medium bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Gently stir frosting into whipped cream. Spread over cookie pizza. Arrange fruit on top.
Source: Betty Crocker