Monday, April 8, 2013

Fruit Pizza Tartlets Recipe

I had my parents over for dinner on Saturday night.  I served a basic ziti, salad, homemade bread and sauteed broccoli.  Nothing fancy (and I didn't even make the ziti myself - I bought it from the kid's school as part of a fundraiser.  Every few months you can order entrees from a local restaurant and part of the proceeds go to the school) so I wanted to at least make the dessert.

Ziti and bread is very heavy so I wanted to make something light and sort of springy so I decided on a version of fruit pizza.

I have always loved fruit pizza.  In fact, I requested that mom make a fruit pizza for my birthday one year instead of a cake.  I was probably 13 or 14 at the time.

And while I love fruit pizza, I am always left wishing there was less cookie and more white "icing" and that's where Mini Fruit Pizzas come in.  It is the perfect mix of cookie, icing and fruit.  Just perfect!

And because I like to pretend that I'm the Pioneer Woman, here are a few pictures I took as I was making these delicious bites of perfection!

Roll the sugar cookie dough into 3/4 inch to 1 inch balls and place in ungreased mini-muffin tin.  I preferred the 1 inch balls. There is no need to press the dough down.  As they bake they will take the form of the muffin tin.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 7 minutes for the 3/4 inch balls or 8 minutes for the 1 inch balls. 
After they cool and firm up, run a knife around the edge and gently remove them from the tin.

Get a cute little helper to help you combine the cream cheese, Cool Whip and powdered sugar.  And try to keep her from sampling large spoonfuls of the mixture.  And try to keep her from watching you sample large spoonfuls!

Assemble your favorite fruits and cut them into small pieces.  I used kiwi, strawberries, blueberries and peaches.

Put frosting into large Ziploc bag and clip the end off.  Then pipe the frosting into the cute little sugar cookie cups.  So easy and so cute!

Aren't they adorable? 

I really need to get some white plates if I'm going to pretend to be the Pioneer Woman because my plates detract from the cuteness.  (I guess I also need a cattle ranch ,a blog that's visited by 100,000 people a day,  a show on Food Network and a couple of cookbooks if I'm going to pretend to be the Pioneer Woman!)

Put on a cute plastic platter from Target and serve!

Mini Fruit Pizza Tartlets
  • 1 roll Pillsbury sugar cookie dough
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large container cool whip
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • diced fruit of your choosing
Roll dough into 3/4 inch or 1 inch ball, place into mini-muffin tin and bake at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes. (There is no need to press the dough.  The dough will take the form of the muffin tin as it bakes.)
Let cools cool and firm up before running a knife around the edges and gently removing from pan.
Whip softened cream cheese, then add in cool whip and powdered sugar mixing until smooth.  
Place mixture into Ziploc bag, cut off tip of bag and pipe frosting into cups.  
Decorate with fruit.

Makes approximately 36-48 cups depending on the size you roll your cookie dough.

Linking up with Tasty Tuesday.


Mari said...

They look delicious and are so cute! I pinned them and will be trying them soon. Did you have to press them into a cup shape or did they just naturally go that way?

Life in a Small Town said...

Really cute! I wondered the same thing Mari did... You didn't have to press them down first?

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

I just revised the blog post to include that you do not need to press the dough down. It will take the shape of the muffin tin as it bakes!

Colleen said...

These look divine! I don't like to mix fruits with my sweets, but I would eat these just cookie and frosting!!

Ellen Smith said...

Mix of fruits mean more vitamins and more energy, like it (Y)
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jennwa said...

Looks yummy, I did not get any :(

deborah said...

Those are very cute and look very tasty. I love fruit pizza and I think there is something so refreshing looking about fruit desserts like this.