Monday, July 09, 2007

Oh, and since you didn't make it to the party...

Have a piece of fruit pizza! It looks a bit like a color blindness test, doesn't it? Enjoy!

Here's the recipe if you're so inclined:

Fruit Pizza

Crust: Shortbread Cookie • 3/4 cup butter, softened
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 2 cups all purpose flour

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the butter and sugar together. Add flour. Knead about 20 times -- don't over knead. Press into pan and bake for 25 or so minutes. You'll want the top of the crust to just start to turn brown ever so slightly.

For the pizza shown above, I needed to double the recipe. If you're using just a regular size pizza pan (12"-14"), one recipe should do it.

Sauce: Cream Cheese Goodness

• 1 - 8 oz cream cheese, softened
• Sugar to taste -- usually about 3 tablespoons to 1 pkg of cream cheese
• Vanilla and/or fresh lemon juice to taste. It's a personal preference thing! I prefer quite a bit of vanilla.

Mix it all together and spread on cooled crust I doubled the recipe for this large size pizza. For a regular 12" or 14" pizza pan, again, one recipe should suffice.

Toppings: Fruit!
• Any seasonal fruit will do. Especially good are tangy fruits such as orange/pineapple/strawberry. Whatever you think would work well with cream cheese, really.
• Optional - Coconut to give it that "cheese" appearance.
• If you use fruit that browns, apply some "Fruit Fresh" or lemon juice to keep it looking decent.

Refrigerate until served. It can sit out for quite a while and still be safe/tasty.