Fruit Pizza (Again)

Fruit pizza seems to be a fun and fairly easy party dessert.  If you remember, I made two different varieties for a Fourth of July party earlier this year.  This version of fruit pizza was made for my cousin’s baby shower.  Since there were going to be plenty of other sweets and treats I only brought one this time.

I chose a sugar cookie crust.  This time, rather than being lazy and just buying store-bought dough, I made my own.  I used Martha Stewart’s “Ideal Sugar Cookie” recipe.  You can find that here.

Another thing that I did different this time was that I used disposable aluminum “pizza pans” to cook the cookie on.  I randomly found these while I was at the grocery store getting fruit.  They are larger than the last pans than I used, but they work a lot better.  They are easier to get the “pizza” out and easier to tell how thick the dough is.  We cooked the giant cookie in one of these pans for about 5 minutes longer than the recipe suggested since it is quite a bit larger than the average sugar cookie.  Or at least sugar cookies that I normally make. 😉

The frosting that I chose this time around was a cream cheese frosting.  This time I used the recipe from the book Cupcakes! by Elinor Klivans  I also found it online here.  It was really simple, and very tasty – but for something that consists of butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and a dash of vanilla extract, it doesn’t surprise me that it was delicious.

Fruit Pizza Frosting

After frosting, the “pizza” was topped with fruit.  My fruit of choice this time was strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and kiwi.

Fruit Pizza

Ta da! Fruit pizza’s are really simple and can be customized very easily.

Fruit Pizza

Personally, I’m more of a fan of the brownie version, but the sugar cookie base is good too!

Ease: A, very easy.  The hardest part is probably making the sugar cookie dough.
Taste: A+, not too sugary and heavy and definitely delicious!

Would I make it again? More than likely yes.  Now to figure out how to make the third time even better than the first two….  🙂

Breakfast Roll Up

Breakfast Roll Up

It seems as though Caitlin’s blog is my current go-to blog to breakfast food ideas.  Remember a while ago when I made her grilled banana sandwich?  This breakfast roll up has a similar theme:  grilled bananas.  You can find the recipe here.

Breakfast Roll Up

Have you tried grilled bananas yet?  They are SO good.  They are right up there with grilled pineapple on the list of delicious grilled fruits.  Although, I’m not sure I’ve grilled any other fruits….so maybe those are the only two on the list.  Either way, grilled banana is deliicous – and good for you!

This recipe was very easy.  Although  I should have used a larger pan to cook the tortilla. Tip: make sure that your tortilla is not larger than your pan or it makes it much harder to make sure everything cooks evenly.

I did not put nut butter on mine – because I don’t like nut butter.  Unless it is Nutella.  Even though I’m sure it would be delicious, smearing Nutella all over a tortilla kind of defeats the point of this being a generally healthy food.

I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this.  The combination of egg, tortilla, cinnamon, and banana seemed a little odd – but I actually really liked it!  Not only did it taste good but it was filling too!

Ease: A-, it is a little bit of work to cook the tortilla, but not too bad.
Taste: A, it was surprisingly really good!  Not super sweet but just sweet enough that it was delicious!

Would I make it again? I think so.  I wonder what I could put on the tortilla instead of nut butter?  Anyone have an idea?  Maybe I’ll make one with Nutella.  Just to say I did it 😉

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How is your weekend so far?  Anyone have big plans? Any fun events going on in Madison that I should know about?