Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mini Fruit Pizza

I made these bites of yumminess last weekend for a bridal shower and had many requests for the recipe. So light and refreshing. Perfect for any summer party!

Mini Fruit Pizzas

1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 cup apple juice
1/4 cup water
3 tbsp lime juice

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp butter flavoring
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 (8oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 cups cool whip

16 oz strawberries
6 oz blueberries
6 oz raspberries
3 kiwi

For the glaze: Combine sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Whisk together to combine. Add apple juice, water, and lime juice. Stir and heat over medium heat. Let mixture come to a  boil, stirring constantly. When thick, remove from heat and allow to cool completely.

For the cookies: Beat butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and flavorings. Beat until well mixed. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Pour dry ingredients into the butter mixture and combine. Roll dough into 2 inch balls and place on sprayed cookie sheets. Press each dough ball down slightly with the palm of your hand. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes or until tops of cookies are cracked. Allow to sit for a couple of minutes on cookie sheets before removing to racks to cool completely.

For the frosting: Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and cool whip. Mix until combined.

For the fruit: Wash and slice strawberries and peel and slice kiwi. Wash berries. 

Frost one cookie at a time, then add the fruit. If you frost all the cookies and then add the fruit, the fruit may have a hard time sticking in place. Drizzle each cookie with some glaze and refrigerate until ready to serve. Don't make these too early before you serve them because the fruit will get juicy and runny.

jamie cooks it up

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