Sunday, March 15, 2009

Grandma's Fruit Pizza

Before I talk about this AMAZING dessert I should tell you that the pictures don't do it justice. Don't let the pictures talk you out of making this.

I grew up with this fruit pizza. This was the number one requested dessert that my grandma made. (Well, this and her kolocky's!) There are four elements and it does take some time to prepare, but it is well worth it. The crust is flour, sugar, and butter (nuts, optional). Seriously, it doesn't get better than sugar and butter! I could just eat the crust all day! The crust is then topped with a cream cheese and cool whip mixture and a variety of fresh fruit. Top off the entire dessert with the glaze and you are on your way to a sugar-induced coma.

You can thank me later. :)

Grandma's Fruit Pizza

Glaze:
1 cup sugar
1 cup boiling water
3 oz jello (any flavor you want... I usually stick with any red one!)
4 TBSP cornstarch

Crust:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup walnuts, chopped

Filling:
8 oz cream cheese
8 oz Cool Whip
2 cups powdered sugar

Topping:
Kiwi
Pineapple tidbits
Strawberries
Bananas
Grapes

Mix and boil glaze ingredients until thickened. Cool completely.

Mix crust ingredients and pat into 9x13 pan. Bake at 400 for 10-15 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Cool.

Blend together filling ingredients and spread on cooled crust. Scatter fruit on top of filling. Pour cooled glaze over fruit.

Refrigerate until glaze is set.

9 comments:

Sara said...

This looks really delicious. I love all the different types of fruit you used, very festive!

Priscilla said...

I ADORE fruit pizza, this looks so yummy Cristine! So glad to have you back posting!

Pamela said...

Looks like summer on a plate! Yum!

Ingrid said...

Yours is the second fruit pizza I've seen this week.....must mean something....make pizza, right!
~ingrid

The Grows said...

Yes, this was definately worth it. It was soooooo good!!!

Sophie said...

It looks tasty to me, it looks like it falls somewhere between a pie and a tart!

J.Danger said...

This looks so good! Like a dessert I could swindle as healthy! or breakfast even!

Maybe I will make some of your thousands of muffins for breakfast! ha!

The McBride Family said...

Reason #598 ;)

The McBride Family said...

Reason #598 ;)

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