French Market Fruit Pizza

No matter how old the kids are, they=re sure to love this unique and interesting rendition of pizza. The thing that I like most about it is the simplicity of the dish and the fact that any seasonal fruit will work perfectly.


  • 3 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 cup red grapes, halved
  • 1 (18-ounce) package cookie dough
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioner=s sugar
  • 1 (8-ounce) carton whipped topping
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsps water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 2 tsps corn starch
  • Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Pat cookie dough into an ungreased 14-inch pizza pan. Make sure dough is smooth and evenly distributed. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven, cool and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, whip cream cheese and confectioner=s sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping and stir to blend thoroughly. Once the cookie crust has cooled, spread the cheese mixture evenly over the crust. Arrange fruit on top of the crust in a decorative fashion, starting from the outer edge and working toward the center. Place pizza in the refrigerator to chill. In a sauce pan, combine sugar, orange juice, water, lemon juice, corn starch and salt. Using a wire whisk, whip to dissolve the sugar and corn starch into the liquid. Bring mixture to a rolling boil, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes or until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Remove pizza from refrigerator and brush the glaze over the fruit. This glaze will protect the fruit from drying out, flavor the pizza and give a shiny glistening look. Cover pizza and chill until ready to serve. This pizza may be served as a breakfast item or light dessert.



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