June 18, 2012

Dessert With The Dews

On top of just being plain awesome, this weekend got me back into my cooking groove. I love to cook.  And bake for that matter. I love being in the kitchen, trying new recipes, I'm in my zone there.  Jimmy will sometimes "complain" that I try too many new recipes because sometimes it means we eat something really good but then we never eat it again because I'm so eager to try the next.  I'm working on that.  
This weekend I we hosted Father's Day at our house which got me excited because 1. I just love having people over and 2. I love a good excuse to make dessert {Jimmy's not really big on sweets}.
One thing Jimmy does love is fruit desserts, pies, cobblers and such.  But his favorite? It's the thing I make the best, fruit pizza!  Seriously the best summer dessert you could possibly think of.  Fresh fruit makes it healthy too, no?
The best part? It's super easy.  Ready?
All you need is:
Package of store bought sugar cookie dough
2 Tbsp butter melted
1 Tbsp sugar
Roll dough on a greased cookie sheet, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.  Bake according to package, about 12 minutes.
In a bowl mix:
8 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Once the cookie has cooled spread the "frosting" on top.
For the toppings you can pretty much use any fruits you want.  This time I went for strawberries, pineapple, kiwi, grapes and blueberries and, seriously, it was perfect.  I would have liked to add some banana but, as you can see, there was no room for that.
I've seen recipes that call for a cool whip type "frosting" or even pudding ones, and I am here to tell you that this one kicks the others where it counts.  I promise you can't go wrong here.
And it's so pretty, I mean right?  All that color!  It's a definite crowd pleaser.  I know every time I mention making it I get begged {practically} and then when I come through it's nothing but raves.
Surprisingly we had some left over {can you believe that?!} so I know what I'll be having for breakfast today.  It's fruit, right!?


  1. I think I might make that for Chloes birthday party!! Looks so good!!!

  2. Ugh! I LOVE Shannon's fruit pizza! I tried to do it a couple weeks ago.it was not the same!

  3. Looks yummy!!!! Def have to try it!

  4. YUMMM I wish I liked fruit because this looks awesome

  5. Oh I have had this before, and let me just say, it's amazing!!

    One of the girls that Mrs. Seed and I work with makes this for our potluck events, but with veggies, and it's wonderful as well!!

  6. Fruit pizza is yummy and this looks amazing! I want to make some!

  7. YUM, YUM, YUM!!!!! i want to make this!! :) and it must be very healthy since it's covered in fruit ;) glad ya'll had a fun day celebrating father's day!

  8. So strange - I just mentioned to my Mom, who is throwing my baby shower, that I would like to have fruit pizzas. And what do you know? You serve up this amazing looking (and tasting, I'm sure) option. Thanks Shannon!

  9. YUM! This looks amazing! Must try, thanks for sharing!

  10. This looks delicious! I can't wait to make it for a girls night!! YUM

    And can I just say, your blog is adorable?! I found you over at Simple Little Joys and I'm your newest follower!

    Feel free to stop by - the Mingle Monday weekly blog hop is in action! :)


    [Life of Meg]

  11. Oh my that is very yummy I can just tell! I love it!

  12. Mmm I will definitely have to try this! I love fruit! That pudding "frosting" sounds pretty yummy too.

  13. This looks so delish. My hubby also loves fruit desserts. Im going to make this this weekend.

  14. Hey! I love to cook too! It's totes ma zone!

    Fruit pie is the bomb.com!

  15. Yep, going to be trying this! And dang it, it's like a work of art it's so pretty!

  16. I LOVE fruit pizza. I make ours with chocolate chip cookie dough instead of sugar though. I think the chocolate just adds to it!

  17. This looks delicious! I'm a new follower and I can't wait to read more :)

  18. Your fruit pizza looks so good!! I recently blogged about this too! It's such an easy and yummy treat!