Fruit pizza is an amazingly delicious dish and also a smarter way of serving fruits to your family. Summers are the best time to bake fruit pizzas. They are refreshing during warm afternoons. Fruit pizza, with colorful display of fruits, makes a lip smacking dessert for your kids and for your guests as well. They are also perfect for breakfast and a great way of starting your day with all the goodness of fruits.
Healthy Fruit pizza
Pizza with fruit topping is healthy, but crust made with sugar cookie dough makes it a high calorie desert, even the spread used to layer the crust is high on fat content. Glaze too has sugar and corn starch, pushing up the calories. Here are some alternatives to make your favorite pizza healthier
Fruit pizza tips
How to make fruit pizza?
There are three simple stages involved in laying out a fruit pizza.
Crust is prepared with sugar cookie dough, which can be bought from any super market. Slice the dough and flatten it into a round pizza pan of 12'. Then bake the dough at 350° F for 10 to 12 minutes or until it turns golden brown. Remove it from oven and set it aside to cool. Now crust is ready to hold fruit pizza.
To prepare a cream cheese filling you require:
one package (8 ounce) of cream cheese
½ a cup of sugar
1or 2 tablespoons of milk
Any flavoring agent like vanilla, orange or almond extract
Take a mixing bowl and combine all the above ingredients to make it into a smooth and creamy paste.
To prepare a glaze for fruits, you need
4 ounces of water
½ a cup sugar
2 table spoons of corn starch
4 ounces of orange juice
11/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
Pour all the ingredients in a sauce pan and boil for 3 minutes or until it thickens. Allow it to cool down. It is ready to be drizzled over the fruits.
Finally, to make fruit pizza:
This dish is so versatile that, you can make many variations to suit personal flavors. You can top it with any fruits you like depending on the availability and preference. Even the fruit glaze can be prepared by using different combinations. For example you can replace sugar and water with more of fresh juices or you can totally do away with fruit glaze. Fruit pizza without a glaze is milder and tastes good. Fruit jam also can be brushed on the fruit topping instead of glaze.
Mini fruit pizzas
Mini fruit pizzas are small and cute and are perfect for kid's party. You can even get the kids to lay the pizzas with their favorite fruit toppings. Here is the recipe of a mini fruit pizza.
1 package sugar cookie dough, chilled
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup fine or powder sugar
Fresh fruits cut into bite size pieces for topping
1/2 cup vanilla extract
Canned orange juice