Thursday, September 22, 2011

From My Kitchen: An Easy Dessert

I love the graphics on this milk bottle!

I thought you might like to hear about a delicious dessert, one I've not shared with you before.

My kids sometimes request this dessert for their birthdays instead of a cake.

It's pretty, and it tastes REALLY good, and it's easy, too!

 What's not to love?  Chocolate?  Strawberries?  Whipped cream?!

It's fruit pizza!  Have you tried it? 

Easy and fun to do, even the kids can do it.

Lay down a cookie crust: we prefer chocolate chip but it's also good with a plain sugar cookie crust:  and bake the crust completely first, in the shape of a pizza.  You want the crust well-baked, not chewy.  It should be able to easily hold the toppings.  I use my pizza stone.  CUT the crust BEFORE you lay down any of the toppings, while still warm.

Then, when it's all done and completely cooled, lay down whipped cream, and on top of that, your fruit, any combination is fine.  Any berry--strawberries are my favorite, sliced bananas, even chopped nuts would add a nice crunch--coconut sprinkled on top would be a perfect finishing touch.  

Just make sure that whatever fruit you choose for the top can be bitten into without needing to be cut first.

I keep it simple.

(And yes, birthday candles will stand up in this dessert!)

FOR SPRING or SUMMER:  My family likes chopped berries and chocolate, period.  Use your imagination and make one that might be more pina-colada-ish with pineapple, coconut, and maraschino cherries.

FOR FALL:  a great combination would be a sugar cookie crust, granny smith apples chopped into small pieces, chopped salted peanuts with caramel sauce on top!  I would also whip some peanut butter into the whipped cream before laying that down.

For WINTER:  A chocolate chip cookie crust with mint chocolate chips and pistachios chopped and sprinkled over the whipped cream and garnished with drained and chopped maraschino cherries!

Use your imagination, this is that kind of dessert! Mandarin oranges and pineapple, and kiwi would be wonderful with a whipped cream that has a little dry orange jello whipped into it for flavor. 

It's great fun to imagine the combinations!

Enjoy this beautiful song and the beautiful footage on the video that accompanies it...I love Joey + Rory!

Didn't you love it?


nancy said...

Yum! Its been a long time since i've had a fruit pizza. And i've only had one kind sugar cookie, with cream cheese icing, sliced strawberries, and blueberries. ah you guessed it. Yup a 4th of july fruit pizza. Thanks for making it year round with all your fun toppings. oh the whip topping makes it a lot lighter lol. nancy

Sandie said...

Ooooh! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!!! Sandie (I also love the milk bottle)

mary your sis said...

MMMmmmmmHmmmmm... honey that soun' so goot!

Flat Creek Farm said...

yum, yum, yum! Thank you for that delicious recipe(s)! Also a Joey + Rory fan here, and I ♥ that video. Truly a great song too. I may have to re-blog this vid ;) -Tammy

Tanya said...

Love the video, love the song, love the simplicity and LOVE that fruit pizza girlfriend!

Molly Betsy @ Star Cottage said...

That looks absolutely Amazing. i can't wait to try it ;) Thanks so much for sharing!