Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Deep Dish Fruit Pizza

I was in charge of a coworkers birthday celebration a few months ago and couldn't decide what to make.  I knew it would have been easy to buy a cake from the store but that would be expensive and not a whole lot of fun.  She also wanted something healthy but tasty too.  I searched all over the internet for something special to make her and came across this recipe on Pioneer Woman.  The name has fruit in it, that means it's healthy.  Right?  

This recipe is seriously divine, the orange zest in the crust makes everything taste absolutely perfect and the frosting in the middle is good enough to eat with a spoon as a fruit dip.

Deep Dish Fruit Pizza
Recipe from Pioneer Woman

1-1/3 cup shortening (may substitute butter)
1-1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
8 teaspoons whole milk
4 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 jars (13 ounces each) Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese
Assorted fruits

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a large bowl, cream shortening (or butter), sugar, orange zest and vanilla thoroughly.  Add in eggs and beat until light and fluffy.  Add in the milk and mix.

In a medium-sized bowl, sift together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt), then blend this into the cream mixture.  Slightly flatten between two sheets of waxed paper and two sheet pans, then refrigerate for one hour.

Press dough into a sheet pan, use your fingers to get it even but still dimply and rounded up the edges slightly.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until cookie dough is cooked and golden brown, but not overly crisp.  Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

Using a mixer with a whisk attachment, whip together Marshmallow Creme and cream cheese until light. Spread onto cooled "pizza" cookie, then decorate the top generously with sliced fruit.  Yum!

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  1. My daughters mother-in-law made this once she used refridgerated sugar cookie dough. then whip cream /cream cheese for frosting and added fruit, It was very good.

  2. That does sound like an easy way to make this sort of dessert! I would really miss the orange flavor in the cookie dough, though, it's devine!


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