Thursday, April 2, 2009

The One With Acres of Fruit

This has to be one of my favorite desserts in the world. I had to make enough Fruit Pizza for 60 people, and as it turned out, it was about enough for a hundred. I got to bring home a whole pan, which was cause for celebration around the house, since the kids and the missionaries helped assemble the pizzas and didn’t get to eat any…this is super fun to make with the family, because they can put all the fruit on. Feel free to make this in a round pizza pan and slice into wedges...I do it this way because I can’t stop myself from cooking for an army.

This is what it looks like before the glaze. You can use refrigerated cookie dough…but of course I don’t recommend it. It only takes a couple of minutes to throw together some nice sugar cookie dough, and I promise you that you will taste the difference. You can even make your sugar cookie dough ahead of time, and refrigerate it. Just bring it to room temperature in order to press it easily into the pan. My sugar cookie recipe isn’t included on the Fruit Pizza Recipe...but I will post it tomorrow. Because you really ought to make some pretty sugar cookies for Easter anyway, right?

In fact, if you are really, really nice, I will post a couple of variations on my sugar cookie recipe that will make you cry, they are so good...have you ever had a Glazed Lime Cookie? It is the best thing. Did I mention I’m not really a chocolate person? Oh!...and the thing that really elevates this tart to a thing of glory is the beautiful citrus glaze over the top. I’m telling you, this would WOW as your Easter dessert! Enjoy a little slice of heaven...

Here is the recipe:
Victoria’s Fruit Pizza

Sugar Cookie Recipe
(check in a later post for cool variations!)

*Oh, and this is cute Elder Crane in the last picture…he has lived with us for six months this week, and is probably about to be transferred to a new area. He is an awesome missionary! Love love love him.

5 comments:

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

Yum! I am really going to make this for our Easter - it looks delicious! I can hardly wait until tomorow - I'm coming back for more!

Kristin

Jan the crazy lady said...

I am dribbling. In a really not pretty way. That looks divine Victoria. I love elders.

Victoria said...

OH! And it makes the most divine breakfast...:) with all the food groups, practically. You have your dairy group, your fruit group, your cookie group... I know, you're wondering where is the cookie group in the food pyramid??? On mine, it is the base...

Allie said...

Ah, the cookie group......my dream come true.

Trevor and Colette Riley said...

This looks so yummy! I am so jealous I have given up sweets until easter. The lent idea. This is a good idea to make for Easter dessert.