Monday, July 14, 2008

Fruit Pizza

This is seriously the best fruit pizza ever! I made a double batch for our family reunion this past week and it was a big hit. My friend gave me the recipe. One batch fits nicely in a large cookie sheet. Oh, and using almond extract is SOOOO good! Much better than the vanilla in my opinion.

Crust (oatmeal cookie dough)
1 cup butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ c granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1½ c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
3 cups oatmeal

Heat Oven to 350. Beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; mix well. Stir in oatmeal. Spread dough onto pizza round about 1/4 of an inch thick and bake 15-20 minutes (depends on pan, thickness, etc....check middle to see if it is still doughy). Cool completely before topping with "sauce."

Fruit Pizza "Sauce"
one pint whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla (almond extract tastes great too!)
½ cup powdered sugar
3 or 4 oz pkg of cream cheese

Whip the cream until stiff (but not buttery) and add vanilla. Soften cream cheese and whip with powdered sugar, then fold into whipped cream. Top oatmeal crust and coat completely (you will most likely have some left over).

Now top your pizza with your choice of fruit toppings! Enjoy!

(Keep refrigerated; it will get soggy after a couple of days)

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