• 2 (16 oz) packs of Pillsbury Ready to Bake Sugar Cookie Dough (or your favorite sugar cookie recipe)
  • 2 (8 oz) packs cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • desired fruit, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 1 teaspoon warm water

Fruit Pizza is a very familiar dessert in my family!  Somehow we never get tired of it!  My mom has made it for years and my siblings’ friends come to expect it.  She made five of them for my sister’s graduation party!  I told her she was crazy, but sure enough the kids actually came looking for it!  All five were gone before the party was half over!  The best part is that it’s easy to make!  You can personalize it with your favorite fruits, but our favorites are strawberries, kiwi, and the canned mandarin oranges.  It’s a great flavor combo!  I made these as little individual cookies for Lyla’s birthday snack at preschool and Casey made hers into the number one for Evan’s first birthday!

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.  Lightly spray baking sheet with cooking spray.  Press cookie dough onto baking sheet so that there are only tiny holes in between pieces that will be filled as it bakes.  Use about one and a half of the packs of cookie dough for a circular sheet and both packs for a rectangular sheet.  Bake for about 15 minutes or until very lightly browned on edges.  Allow to cool.  Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl beat together the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.  Slice desired fruits for the topping.  When cookie has cooled, spread cream cheese mixture evenly on top.  You may have a little cream cheese topping left over for the circle sheet, but will probably use it all for a rectangular baking sheet.  Arrange fruits in a fun design.  In a small bowl mix the apricot preserves and warm water together.  Lightly brush over fruit to prevent fruit from drying out.  Refrigerate until serving.

*I sometimes make the cookie crust and cream cheese mixture the day before and then put it all together and refrigerate until serving