Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fruit Pizza


This was another treat we got at my mom's house. She has been making these as long as I can remember, and as far as I know, no one makes them as pretty and as delicious as she does. Her cookie base is more then just a sugar cookie, it is a chewy, but crispy, oatmeal cookie, that could easily stand alone on it's own. The "sauce" for the pizza is so sweet and creamy, a perfect blank palate for any fruit that is in season. I took this over the summer time, so obviously berries were an appropriate choice. Right now, peaches and pears would be wonderful, or even apples, cut up in chunks and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.

You can arrange the fruit on the pizza and then serve, or you could leave it empty with just the sauce and allow people to pile on the fruit of their choice. Either way, this pizza will be an absolute hit!

Fruit Pizza
Recipe provided by my amazing mom!

Ingredients

COOKIE:
3/4 c soft margarine
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1 2/3 c flour
1 t soda
1 1/3 c quick oats
dash salt
SAUCE:
1 small pkg instant vanilla pudding
2 c milk
8 oz softened cream cheese
Stir in
1 c Cool Whip
1 c powdered sugar

Directions

COOKIE:
Beat margarine. Beat in sugars, egg & vanilla. Beat well. Sift flour, salt & soda and add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Stir in oats. Chill 1-2 hours or overnight. Roll (pat) evenly onto hot pizza stone. Bake 350 for about 15 minutes. Loosen from pizza stone and cool.

"SAUCE:"
Mix and beat well:
Spread over cooled crust and top with a variety of colorful fruits! I macerate all the fruit I top the pizza with. I think pizza is best after sitting for awhile, allowing topping to integrate with cookie crust.

33 comments:

Palidor said...

What a great way to make fruit pizza! I had a fruit pizza once that used actual pizza crust. Let's just say nobody liked it. Your mom's idea of a cookie base is brilliant!

Mini Baker said...

this looks amazing! everything i love! fruit and COOKIES! thanks for sharing :)
love your blog!
-mini baker

Katy ~ said...

You consistently come up with the some of the BEST goodies!

For a long time I have wanted to make something like this and now here you are giving me all the how to's. I MUST make this!!

doggybloggy said...

fruit pizza?! hook me up!

MaryBeth said...

OMG...This looks wonderful, so fresh and delish!!!

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

I love fruit pizza! This looks so yummy!!

Alissa said...

Hello fruit pizza, get in my belly...NOW!!! Sooo yummy...a cookie crust, are you kidding me? Pure heaven!!!!

HoneyB said...

Fruit pizza is soooo yummy!

Chow and Chatter said...

this looks great and loaded with yummy fruits!

Sara said...

I have a similar recipe that I love. Mmm, fruit pizza is such a great dessert.

Kim said...

Oh yummy!! I love the idea of using an oatmeal cookie base and really loading on the fruit. It looks so good :D Doesn't everything taste better when your mom makes it? My mom could pour me a glass of water and it tastes better than when I do it myself ;D

Heidi said...

This sounds like such a great fruit pizza recipe! I will be trying it out soon :)

Debbie said...

That looks so colorful and pretty. It has to be delicious! I am going to print this out so I can make this sometime too!

Ingrid said...

I've seen these around and have always thought how fun and yummy it would be. I'm not crazy about sugar cookies so, I kinda just let it go. Now I don't have to thanks to your wonderful mom (THX, Teresa's MOM!!) and her oatmeal cookie base!
~ingrid

HannahBanana aka Amanda said...

I was really curious about this dish and was wondering what you used as a creamy base...and man oh man was I delighted to see those ingredients! Cream cheese, vanilla pudding, etc....What a great recipe!!!!!!! :-)

biz319 said...

Wow, that looks so colorful! Tell your Mom thanks for sharing the recipe! :D

Erica said...

I've had something like this before and LOVED it. Although it was a little too sweet and I think it was because it was a sugar cookie base vs. the oatmeal! I will have to try making your mamas version.

Lynn said...

This looks delicious. Can we all come over to your mom's? ;)

jor said...

YUMMY! I love fruit pizza but have never thought to use a oatmeal cookie. I have to try this!

Melody said...

Mom's have the best recipes! That fruit on top looks delicious.

Lisa said...

Love your choice of fruit. YUM!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Oh! I have to have this! This is a perfect treat!

girlichef said...

It's so pretty! I'd love a big slice :D

Barbara Bakes said...

I love a good fruit pizza. I'd love to try your version. The crust sounds particular wonderful!

Julie said...

Ooh...that's just beautiful! Love the blackberries on there.

Donna-FFW said...

I will so have to try this.. the kids would devour it ..good way to get some fruit in them too:)

Looks so pretty.

talat said...

So creative. It looks out of this world. Maybe I would drizzle both white chocolate and dark chocolate as a finishing touch. It looks so yummy!

Jackie at PhamFatale.com

Maria said...

Love this! I want to make it for my sister's b-day this weekend!

Judy said...

Great recipe. It looks absolutely delicious!

jscardon said...

Wowsers!! This was my birthday cake of choice from like 5 years old on.:) I like the sound of your mom's cookie better than my recipe though...Guess I better try it!

Kevin said...

That fruit pizza looks so refreshing and good!

Elizabeth said...

My husband would go crazy over this - he is fruit fanatic. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

Pam said...

What a great idea! My kids would love this and so would I!