Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza | www.motherthyme.com

It’s Valentine’s week, time to splurge a little.  I haven’t cranked up my oven to bake anything sweet since the holidays.  My pants are starting to thank me a little for that.   But it’s fun to make sweets on occasion like Valentine’s Day, so I couldn’t help making this fruit pizza.   

Valentine’s Day is a time for romance and to spread a little love.  This year we are having a family style Valentine’s Day with the kids.  Mr. Mother Thyme and I were never the ones to go out to dinner on Valentine’s Day.  I prefer staying in and making dinner.  Now that the kids are a little older, I want to get them involved in the Valentine’s Day festivities.  The menu will include heart shaped pizza the kids will enjoy, followed by this fruit pizza for dessert. 

Fruit Pizza | www.motherthyme.com

I love this fruit pizza.  This is great anytime of year.  It’s a fun dessert to dress with any fruit you prefer.  I make this often as it is a quick dessert that makes a lovely presentation and is always a hit.  I thought I would finally feature it since I thought it was a cute dessert to make for Valentine’s Day. 

I merely took my concept of the my popular Lofthouse Sugar Cookies to make this recipe.  If you are fan of those, which I know many of you are, you will love this oversized cookie topped with a cream cheese frosting and berries.  If I am taking this to a party, I like to use a aluminum foil pizza pan which you can get at many grocery stores.  It is convenient and you don’t need to worry about getting the pan back. 

Fruit Pizza

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 32 minutes

Yield: 8-10

Fruit Pizza

Ingredients

    Crust
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Topping
  • 8 ounce light cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 2-3 cups berries of choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray a 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla until combined. Gradually stir in flour mixture.
  5. Spread dough using hands evenly on pizza pan. Bake in preheated oven for about 12 minutes. Seet aside to cool.
  6. Topping
  7. In a medium bowl mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla untl blended. Spread evenly on cooled cookie.
  8. Top with berries of choice. Chill until ready to serve.
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Comments

  1. This is so pretty, perfect for Valentine’s!

  2. What a wonderful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! I could sure go for a “slice” right now!

    Btw, I love how you call your husband Mr. Mother Thyme. It’s too cute.

  3. That is adorable Jen! What a great idea. I prefer to stay home and cook something special too and that’s what I’ll be doing.

  4. I love fruit pizza and this is just adorable for Valentine’s Day! I’m hosting a Cream Cheese themed link party this week for Iron Chef Mom and I’d love it if you linked up this recipe.

    http://growingupgabel.com/iron-chef-mom-cream-cheese-battle/

  5. Jen, this is GORGEOUS! I love the heart with the berries. And your lofthouse recipe is one of my favs!

  6. Ooo, fruit pizza! I’ve never tried it before but it looks soooo good!

  7. How cute! A cookie pizza is indulgent for Valentine’s Day but compared to some of the other crazy indulgent chocolate desserts I’m seeing on the blogs this week — this looks healthy! :) Can’t wait to try it.

    xo Jackie

  8. Oh Jennifer, this is just too pretty to eat. Well, of course I would eat it, but it’s seriously gorgeous!

  9. You go girl… I can’t stop baking and my pants are definitely not thanking me right now! This dessert pizza looks so good! Beautiful photography!

  10. This is simply beautiful! Happy Valentines Day!

  11. Oooo, so, so pretty! I can’t wait for spring berries!

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