Melissa's Cuisine: Patriotic Fruit Pizza

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Patriotic Fruit Pizza

Melissa's Cuisine: Patriotic Fruit Pizza
Can you believe that it is already the last week of June?  This year has flown by!

I'm really looking forward to next week, not just because it's a short work week (Mike and I both have Thursday and Friday off--yay!), but also because it's one of my favorite holidays.  I love the 4th of July.  The parades, car shows, chicken lunch in the park, grilling for dinner, craft shows, and fireworks, plus the patriotic attitude of everyone around is just so exciting to me.
Melissa's Cuisine: Patriotic Fruit Pizza
Every year my hometown has a huge Independence Day celebration.  When I was in high school, I marched in the parade with the band.  Before then, I often walked in the parade with our church's float.  For the past few years, Mike and I have been able to go to the parade and just watch it.  Then everyone leaves the parade location and drives a couple miles down to the township park.  There are food vendors, crafters, a chain saw artist, and a huge car show.  There is also typically a children's play area set up.  I love how the community all comes together to celebrate--I think that's one of the reasons I love this holiday so much.
Melissa's Cuisine: Patriotic Fruit Pizza
After an afternoon in the park, Mike and I plan to head back to my parents for dinner.  You can't have 4th of July without grilling dinner!  At least not in my family...  This year will be especially fun because (for the second year in a row) my grandma will be visiting from Canada, so we'll be able to spend the whole day with her.  Then, if we can make ourselves stay awake, we'll head out to watch the fireworks.  Yes, it's a full day, but it's one filled with friends, family, and celebrating our freedoms!
Melissa's Cuisine: Patriotic Fruit Pizza
On Monday, I shared a recipe for Copy-cat Lofthouse Sugar Cookies and at the end of the post, I left a little teaser about what I made with the giant cookie.  If you haven't guessed it yet, I made this Patriotic Fruit Pizza.  I was inspired by my friend's open house, where she had a mini fruit pizza bar.  I knew that the combination of strawberries and blueberries would be the perfect topping for a fruit pizza, and what better way to design it than with a symbol of our freedom?
Melissa's Cuisine: Patriotic Fruit Pizza
Fruit Pizza

Makes 2 large pizzas (approximately 20 servings each) or 5-6 dozen individual cookies

Ingredients:
1 batch Copy-cat Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Dough
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
2 (7 ounce) jars marshmallow cream
1 pint blueberries, washed
2 quarts strawberries, washed and hulled

1.  Prepare cookie dough and bake according to recipe directions for individual cookies.  For 2 large pizzas,  roll each half of the dough into a circle, about 1/2" thick and place on a greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 425 for 15-18 minutes, until lightly browned.

2.  Mix the cream cheese and marshmallow cream together until smooth.

3.  Spread frosting onto cookies/pizzas.

4.  Cut strawberries into quarters, lengthwise.

5.  Place blueberries in the upper left corner of each cookie.  Arrange strawberry pieces in horizontal lines, leaving space between each line (to form red and white stripes).

Store decorated cookies in an airtight container in the fridge.

**Just a note:  One batch of the cookie dough makes a lot of cookies.  If you don't want to make them all into fruit pizzas, just make what you want, and then freeze the remaining cookies.  That's what I did and it worked out great.  You can also make one large cookie and a bunch of small ones--the possibilities are endless!

Here's another patriotic snack for your Independence Day Celebration:
Melissa's Cuisine: Festive Marshmallow Treat Fruit Skewers
Festive Marshmallow Treat Fruit Skewers

12 comments:

  1. How creative! LOVE IT! I found you on the Thursday's Treasure Link Party at CC&MC

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is such a great idea! We'd love if you shared it at our Super Summer Saturdays link up! www.thechirpingmoms.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. YUM! My kids would GOBBLE this up for sure (of course so would I:)) Saw you at Saturday Show & Tell!

    Would like to invite you to come over and link up to Super Sunday at Who Needs a Cape? Hope to see you there http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/06/super-sunday-party-4/

    ReplyDelete
  4. My boys will love this! Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures, I've featured it on week 93. Feel free to grab my featured on button. Have a lovely 4th!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love this!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great Pizza Melissa, awesome treat for the holiday! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

    ReplyDelete
  7. G'day! love seeing patriotic desserts!
    Viewed as part of Foodtastic Friday Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

    ReplyDelete
  8. I've had the fruit pizza, but never thought about making it look so patriotic! I'm doing this for 4th of July! Thanks for sharing at the Pretty Pintastic Party!

    ReplyDelete
  9. That looks great! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for reading my blog! I always look forward to reading your thoughts on my recipes!

01 10 11 12
Blogging tips