Cookie Dough Fruit Pizza

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While looking for a good dessert to take to family gatherings this summer,  I came upon this recipe.  When I tasted it for the first time, I knew it was a keeper.

My grandkids agreed with me, and I will be making it again, many times, for the family.

Of course, it fits my criteria for being quick and easy to prepare!

The bottom layer is a simple cookie dough crust.  You can make your own dough from scratch, but I used store bought cookie dough mix.

The cookie dough is simply spread over a greased cookie sheet and baked at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.

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The second layer is a cream cheese mixture of cream cheese, powdered sugar and whipped topping.

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The cheese layer is spread over the cooled cookie crust.

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The top layer is the fruit mixture.  This specific recipe that I found was called Red White and Blue, with the patriotic theme for the 4th of July.

The fruits that I used were the ones called for in the original recipe, with fresh strawberries and wonderful blueberries from Maria’s blueberry patch.  Any mix of soft fruits would work-peaches, bananas, kiwi fruit, raspberries, mandarin oranges.

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Chill the ‘pizza’, then cut into squares and serve.

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Here is the recipe-

Fruit Pizza

2 packets of pre-made cookie dough

8 oz. cream cheese

1/4 c. powdered sugar

2 c. whipped topping

1 lb. strawberries, de-stemmed and sliced

1 1/2 c. blueberries

2 Tbsp. strawberry jam

2 Tbsp. lemon juice

  1.  Roll out the dough, and press into a greased cookie sheet.
  2.  Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.
  3. Cool
  4. Cream together the cream cheese and powdered sugar.
  5. Mix in the whipped topping.  Spread over the cooled cookie crust.
  6. Mix together the strawberries, blueberries, jam and lemon juice.  Spread over the cheese layer.
  7. Chill, cut into squares and serve.

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Psalm 103: 33

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I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.