Fruit Pizza and Bruschetta

    • We made fruit pizza this past weekend and it was INCREDIBLE!
    • We ate a couple slices with every single meal until it was gone
    • (because it has fruit on it so that makes it healthy right? That cancels out the fact that the crust is a giant sugar cookie and the topping is whipped cream and cream cheese, we won't even go into what the glaze is made of).
    • This recipe is a combination of two recipes I found on allrecipes.comThis one and this one.
    • And the pictures are from allrecipes too.

  • Crust
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

(or an 18 oz package of refrigerated sugar cookie dough)

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Fruit
  • (strawberries, kiwis, oranges, grapes, blueberries, bananas, pineapple, raspberries, etc.)

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 3/4 cup sugar until smooth. Mix in egg. combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Press dough into a greased pizza pan.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned all over the top. Cool.
4. In a large bowl, soften cream cheese, then fold in the whipped topping. Spread over cooled crust. You can chill for a while at this point, or continue by arranging the fruit.
5. Begin with strawberries, sliced in half. Arrange in a circle around the outside edge. Continue with fruit of your choice, working towards the middle. If bananas are used, dip them in lemon juice so they don't darken. Then make a sauce to spoon over fruit.
6. In a saucepan, combine sugar, salt, corn starch, orange juice, lemon juice and water. Cook and stir over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 or 2 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat, and add grated orange rind. Allow to cool, but not set up. Spoon over fruit. Chill for two hours, then cut into wedges and serve.

Adam sometimes gives this little girl licks of his favorite foods (Gardetto's and ice cream) and she loves it! She smacks her lips to get all the flavor off her lips and into her mouth. 
A couple more months until we start solids for real.

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