Thursday, July 9, 2015

Recipe of the Week: Sugar Cookie Grilled Fruit Pizza

Okay, so today is national Sugar Cookie Day!  I am not sure who thinks up this stuff...but check it out, it seems legitimate and totally harmless!

I just love the Pioneer Woman and I saw her make this recipe a few days ago and it looked like an awesome summertime dessert, great for a party.

Please enjoy National Sugar Cookie day, responsibly.


Sugar Cookie Grilled Fruit Pizza - Slightly adapted from Pioneer Woman


1 Box Pilsbury sugar cookie mix (yes, if you can make your own dough from scratch)
8 oz cream cheese
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
zest of 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup apple jelly
10 strawberries, halved
4 kiwi fruit, peeled and quartered
2 peaches, quartered
1/2 pineapple, skinned and cored and cut into 1/4 inch slices


Prepare cookie mix according to package directions.  Divide the dough in half, flatten into discs and wrap in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for 1 hour.  Roll out the 2 pieces of dough and put each one on a baking sheet.  Bake until the dough is cooked and golden brown, but not overly crisp, about 8-10 minutes.  Allow to cook completely.

Use a mixer to whip together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and lemon in a medium bowl until light and fluffy.

In a small bowl, mix the apple jelly and three tablespoons water together.

Heat a grill pan or BBQ to medium high heat and thread the strawberries, kiwi, peaches and pineapple onto skewers.  Brush fruit completely with the apple jelly glaze.

Grill the fruit, turning once until grill marks appear, about 3-4 minutes.  Remove fruit from skewers and place in bowl.

Serve the cooled crusts with the cream cheese topping, bowls of fruit and remaining apple jelly glaze. 

Notes:  Cut the cookies in half or fourths if you have a large group so that everyone can decorate their own pizzas.  Apply the cream cheese mixture on the crust and decorate with as much fruit as desired, then finish with a final brushing on the apple jelly mixture. 
Feel free to use any fruit you want on top of pizza.  Grill or not grill fruit, it's up to you!