Friday, July 2, 2010

::Fruit Pizza::

::Fruit Pizza:: ...I don't even know where to start with you. Besides that you make my Top 5 Favorite food list. I'm more of a person who likes to have small snacks throughout the day instead of three large meals. So, my favorite foods aren't usually meatballs and gravy with mashed potatoes, but are things like ::Fruit Pizza:: , popcorn, etc.
::Fruit Pizza:: is one of my favorites because I LOVE fruit and mostly all kinds of fruit! ::Fruit Pizza:: also has a nice crust, with a cream cheese type of layer, lots of fruit, and then one of the best parts...the glaze! You know how you grow up with something and that is the way you always like it? Well that goes for me and the crust of this ::Fruit Pizza:: . I have had fruit pizza that has been made with a fun fetti cake mix in the crust as well as a sugar cookie dough crust; I don't mean to offend anyone, but I like the crust of this ::Fruit Pizza:: recipe the best, but that goes to this being the crust that my mom and one aunt usually made. Anyways, done about the crust!
On Facebook, I posted in my status what recipes people would like to see on the blog. I got requests for recipes with fruits that are in season and also one specifically for fruit pizza. So, since this ::Fruit Pizza:: is my favorite and since there are so many good fruits in season now, how perfect to post this!
Anyways, I hope that everyone is having a happy Friday and is going to enjoy their weekend! Thank you to my mom for my favorite ::Fruit Pizza:: recipe. Also, how appropriate, it's her birthday tomorrow!
::Fruit Pizza::
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups flour
For the crust: beat the butter and then add the powdered sugar and then the flour. Press into the bottom of a jelly-roll sized pan (I usually use a size thats a little smaller than that, but I didn't have the pan since it held the ::Nutter Butter Balls:: that I gave awway). Bake at 300 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. Cool.
10 oz vanilla chips (I always use the white chocolate chips)
1/4 cup cream
8 oz pkg cream cheese
For the middle layer: in the microwave melt the cream and vanilla chips together, stirring often. Once done, beat in the cream cheese until smooth and spread evenly over the cooled crust. I place this back into the fridge while I am preparing (washing, slicing) the fruit.
Use whatever fruit you like!
1 cup sugar
4 T corn starch
2 cups pineapple juice
2 tsp. lemon juice
For the glaze: place all ingredients into a saucepan and cook over meadium heat until thick. Cool. Then spread over fruit, covering all fruit.
Crust ingredients.

Beat the butter a little.

Add the powdered sugar and beat a little.

Then add the flour and beat.

Done and ready for the pan!

Like I said earlier, I usually used a pan that was a little smaller than this. But this works great too!

Crust evenly spread and ready for the 300 degree oven!

Ingredients for the middle layer.

Melt this in the microwave and stir frequently until smooth.

Fresh fruit!

Ingredients for the glaze!

Crust all baked up!

Middle layer ready!

...and spread on the crust.

I also use some of the canned pineapple from when I use the juice for the glaze.
You need a couple cans to get the amount of juice or else just buy the regular pineapple juice.

Jamyson loves kiwi on it.

Peaches & nectarines.

Pluots. AKA Dinasaur eggs. Super tastey!


I did have a request for a recipe with mangos. I have to do some research on that one but mangos would be great on here too!

Star spreading out the fruit!....

Add more and it gets prettier....

...and prettier...

...and prettier...

...and prettier! Until it's so pretty you can't wait to serve it and eat it!

Close up!

Now onto the glaze!

According to my recipe it's a fourth of what I posted on here. Thats how much I increased the amount of glaze byl because you want it to cover all the fruit and not to mention it is so yummy!
Want to make this for the 4th of July? Just use strawberries and blueberries to make a flag!

1 comment:

  1. way to be maxie. hannah and i enjoy viewing your site and be prepared because we may have to start our own site.