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December 12, 2010

Christmas Fruit Pizza

I posted a recipe several months ago for Fruit Pizza. For a wonderful Christmas version make a few simple changes and you will have another delicious dessert. You can still pair this pizza with an Icewine from Germany.

Serves 12
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Cookie dough for crust (Terri’s Tips, see below)
  • 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
    Fruit:
  • 1 each Red and green apple, washed, core and sliced into rings
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

    Instructions:

    Roll cookie out onto a pizza stone and bake according to recipe. Remove from oven and cool completely. In a medium bowl, whip cream cheese until creamy, add sour cream, sugar and vanilla and continue to mix until blended. Using a spatula, spread cream cheese mixture evenly over cookie. Top pizza with fruit and chill for 30 minutes up to 4 hours. Bring out of refrigerator 20 minutes before serving and top with heated caramel and walnuts.

    Terri’s Tips:

  • Use Cooking Light’s Vanilla Bean Shortbread recipe for the cookie dough. It is the best shortbread recipe I have ever had and it has less fat than most other recipes
  • Dip apples in carbonated colorless drink such as sprite or use lemon juice to prevent apples from turning brown. Keep in mind that lemon juice will change the taste of the apples.
  • Slice the cookie into desired portions after you ice it with the cream cheese, making it much easier to manage, then top it with the fruit
  • Replace sour cream with ½ cup peanut butter
  • Change fruit according to what is in season. Other great fruits include pineapple, bananas, raspberries, plums, and even grapes
    Other fruit pizza ideas:

  • Posted by terri at December 12, 2010 04:20 PM

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