I originally started this blog as a place to store tried and true recipes for my family. It didn't take long to discover how supportive and fun the blog community was and I became hooked! I rarely create my own recipes, but I still hope you'll enjoy the recipes that I find and tweak a bit.
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!
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
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.