Pizza Party

Well, I’d say the pizza party was a success. I even got to try my hand at making a pizza with fresh dough – shaping that stuff is not easy. Let’s just say my pizza had many a hole that needed patching up as I went along.

I brought over some pesto and artichoke hearts as pizza toppings, and we had a a pretty good spread of other delights – ham, pepperoni, mozzarella, feta, spinach, red/yellow peppers, sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms, roasted red pepper, corn. We did up 3 pizzas for 6 people, so everyone got to “decorate” their half. On mine, I put pizza sauce, pepperoni, mushrooms, roasted red peppers, spinach, artichokes, feta, and mozza. And even though I mangled the dough for that pizza, it still turned out great 🙂 My friend had purchased too much fresh dough, so I even scored a bag to bring home with me. I think I’ll be splitting it up and popping it in the freezer.

I also offered to bring over dessert, because well, I enjoy any excuse to bake. I think I came up with a great summer pizza party dessert.

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I made a dessert pizza! It was really simple too. Start with a batch of sugar cookie dough, and press into a large springform pan, bake for 15 – 18 min at 350 F until golden brown. Cool it off, and top it with a mixture of cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Then add your fruit of choice, and glaze with a little apricot/peach jam & water.

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Since I hit up the produce market today, I was able to get some excellent local raspberries & blueberries for the pizza. I also added some kiwi, canned mandarin orange slices, and banana. I had purchased grapes as well, but I ran out of room to use them.

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Isn’t it beautiful? I was so happy with how it turned out. I love making desserts that have such awesome presentation. And everyone seemed to enjoy it as well. Even with the sugar cookie crust, it’s a pretty light dessert, perfect for a hot summer day. I think you could also spread it out thinner in a pizza pan, but my pizza pan is in such bad shape, so I went with the large springform. I even had a pizza box (clean – never used for pizza) that I used to transport and serve it in. Fun!

That’s all she wrote this Saturday. Night!

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8 Comments on “Pizza Party”

  1. July 5, 2009 at 6:01 am #

    OMG..that fruit pizza looks like something right out of a bakery! Bang up job on that one, girl!!!! 🙂

  2. July 5, 2009 at 6:39 am #

    WOW! That fruit pizza is INSANE! I want some!

  3. July 5, 2009 at 6:50 am #

    Wow, I’m so impressed. That fruit pizza looks absolutely gorgeous!!!! I would like a piece of it right now, please. Yum!

  4. July 5, 2009 at 7:54 am #

    That is GORGEOUS!!!!!! I want some like, now!

  5. Nicole
    July 5, 2009 at 9:00 am #

    Such a beautiful dessert!!!

  6. JB
    July 5, 2009 at 8:04 pm #

    that dessert pizza is gorgeous! it looks so fresh and wonderful. almost too pretty to cut a slice from!

    -JB
    http://cardiovegsular.wordpress.com

  7. broccolihut
    July 5, 2009 at 9:13 pm #

    WHOA Your fruit pizza=a work of art. I bet it was delicious too!

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