Happy 4th of July, everyone!!!
Time to celebrate with some fun in the sun, barbeque, fireworks and DESSERT! For this holiday, I wanted to try out a fruit pizza, except I used a few fruits, most especially red, white and blue ones. Well technically, whipped cream, cream cheese & white chocolate aren't fruits, but for today, let just say they are. Hehe.
Red, White and Blue Fruit Pizza
For the crust:
- 9-inch pie pan
- Your favorite sugar cookie recipe (I was pressed for time so I went the semi-homemade route and used store-bought dough;)
- 1/2 cup melted white chocolate
For the filling:
- 1 8-oz. package cream cheese (light cream cheese is fine)
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
For the topping:
- 1 pint strawberries, washed, hulled, sliced, and patted dry
- 1 pint blueberries, washed and patted dry
- 1/4 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
For the crust:Grease the bottom and sides of your pie pan.
Flatten sugar cookie dough in pie pan, forming a pie crust.
Bake according to the package direction, or until golden brown.
When crust is cooled, spread the melted white chocolate over it. Be sure all of the crust is covered.
Place crust in fridge for a couple of minutes until the chocolate has hardened.
For the filling:Use an electric mixer fluff your cream cheese.
Whip the cream and powdered sugar until medium peaks form.
Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese and combine well.
Spread the cream cheese mixture over the cooled crust.
Assembling the topping:Arrange the berries as desired over the creamy topping. Place the chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl and heat in the microwave for 20 seconds at a time, stirring after each time until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
Pour chocolate in a heavy duty zip top bag.
Cut a small corner off the bag and drizzle the chocolate over the berries.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
(adapted from: ourbestbites.com)
The white chocolate acts as a barrier between the crust and filling, preventing the crust from
becoming too soggy. Plus it adds more yumminess!
Red, white and blue...and a little bit of semi-sweet chocolate too:)
I really liked this recipe and its versatile for any occasion. All you have to do is change the fruit! the filling is really yummy. If you like, you could just skip the cookie crust and just use the filling and fruit to create a parfait.
I also made some festive cookies as well. I just used that same sugar cookie dough.
I also melted more white chocolate, dipped the cooled cookies half-way, then sprinkled some red and blue colored-sugar on them.
Yummy and cute!
Yummy and cute!
God Bless America!