Sunday, July 4, 2010

Festive Fruit Pizza

Take fruit to the next level for all your summer BBQs with a colorful fruit pizza.  I made this one with a chocolate cream cheese "sauce", but you could readily omit the cocoa or try a whipped cream variation.  It's super simple to change up every element of this easy-to-assemble treat, so the possibilities are endless!



Chocolate Cream Cheese Layer

  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons sugar or Splenda or 'Just Like Sugar'
  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, broken into chunks
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream, plus 8 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Fruit Layer

  • Assorted fruit, sliced if appropriate, as desired.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spritz a round pan or tart pan with non-stick buttery spray.
  • Combine all ingredients as per almond cookie recipe.
  • Spread evenly in pan.  The mixture is fairly sticky, so it may be easiest to spread it with your fingers.
  • Bake for 15 minutes and set aside to cool.
  • While the crust is baking and cooling, prepare chocolate cream cheese layer.
  • Whisk cocoa and sugar/Splenda together.
  • Combine cocoa mixture and all other ingredients in a blender.
  • Whip until fully blended.  
  • Keep chilled in refrigerator until ready to assemble pizza.
  • On cooled crust, evenly spread chocolate cream cheese mixture.
  • Layer fruit on top.
  • Keep chilled until ready to serve.

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