Thursday, August 6, 2009

Fruit and Tooty Pizza

Chicago is known for it's pizza so this recipe, the Fruit and Tooty Pizza, should come as no shocker. I stumbled across this in a magazine and loved it. We had a ball making it too!


1 lb. of pizza dough (we couldn't find the dough in the store so we used a DiGiorno pizza crust)
1 tablespoon melted butter
2 tablespoons sugar

1 (8oz.) package of low fat cream cheese at room temperature
1/4 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Assorted fruit. We used blueberries, banana slices, mandarin oranges, seedless grapes, kiwi slices and strawberry halves. You can be as creative as you want with the fruit!

1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees
2. Spread the dough in an ungreased 12-inch pizza pan. Brush on the butter and sprinkle on the 2 tablespoons of sugar. Bake the crust until it's golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool the crust on a wire rack.
3. In a medium-size bowl, combine the frosting ingredients with a rubber spatula. Stir until smooth.
4. Spread the frosting over the cooled crust. Gently press in the fruit. Serves 12.

I do give this recipe a thumbs up as does my family. However, next time I'm going to leave out the mandarin oranges. It was a little too much citrus flavor with the orange zest in the frosting. In fact, be choosy with the fruit in the center, as it's the first bite you'll take. Next time, I'll definitely throw in some raspberries. Hope you enjoy!

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