Thursday, July 1, 2021

Patriotic Fruit Pizza: The Perfect Summertime Dessert

 Hi friends and happy Thursday! I hope y'all are having a good one and getting excited for July 4th weekend :) I also had to ask myself today, HOW on earth is it already July?! This is the part of summer where you realize summer is flying by! June went by in a flash, for sure. 

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To help you get ready for your July 4th weekend, I thought it would be a good idea to roundup some great summertime desserts and also share my very favorite warm weather dessert. Have y'all ever made a fruit pizza? It is simply one of my very favorite desserts in general. It's especially great for warm weather because it's not too heavy. Best part? It's SO easy to make! I have seen others make it and use the traditional sugar cookies as the crust, topping it with nothing more than vanilla icing from the grocery. But y'all! The specialty spread (and it's only three ingredients) we make to go on top of the sugar cookies is phenomenal! You can top it with strawberries and blueberries for a patriotic creation or simply top it with your favorite fruits (I love to do kiwi, strawberry, bananas and pineapple). You can make it in no time (I just recommend allowing it to set in the fridge for a few hours before serving). 

Patriotic Fruit Pizza: The Perfect Summertime Dessert - Something Delightful Blog #summerdessert #july4dessert #FruitPizza #easydessert
Patriotic Fruit Pizza: The Perfect Summertime Dessert - Something Delightful Blog #summerdessert #july4dessert #FruitPizza #easydessert

Fruit Pizza

Patriotic Fruit Pizza: The Perfect Summertime Dessert - Something Delightful Blog #summerdessert #july4dessert #FruitPizza #easydessert

What You'll Need (I always double it, and what's listed below are the ingredients doubled. Simple half them if you don't want to double.):
    
    Two Rolls of Sugar Cookie Dough
    Two 8 oz. Bars of Cream Cheese
    8 oz. Tub of Cool Whip 
    16. oz Confectioners Sugar (whole box)

Step One:

    Slice rolls of cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet (I do not recommend using foil. It was my only     option when we made it at the beach in the photos above. Simply grease the cookie sheet well before        laying out the cookie dough). Once the dough is on the cookie sheet, use your knuckles to press the            dough together. Bake until golden (usually about 11 minutes).

Step Two:

    Mix cream cheese, cool whip and confectioners sugar together with a hand mixer. Once cookie layer is     mostly cooled, spread mixture on top. Place in refrigerator (can even do steps one and two the night            before).

Step Three:

    Decorate Pizza with your favorite fruits! Someone also also mentioned adding chocolate chips on top is     yummy! You could also add bananas to the patriotic variation. Enjoy :)


 
Patriotic Fruit Pizza: The Perfect Summertime Dessert - Something Delightful Blog #summerdessert #july4dessert #FruitPizza #easydessert
Patriotic Fruit Pizza: The Perfect Summertime Dessert - Something Delightful Blog #summerdessert #july4dessert #FruitPizza #easydessert
Patriotic Fruit Pizza: The Perfect Summertime Dessert - Something Delightful Blog #summerdessert #july4dessert #FruitPizza #easydessert

With July 4th being here I also wanted to round up a few more desserts that are perfect for the warm weather. I saw these on Pinterest and am planning to make a few for our July 4th celebrations :)

Oreo Pie (see recipe here. Also could decorate with strawberries and blueberries for a patriotic touch)

Deviled Strawberries (Great dessert or sweet snack! Would be so cute on a charcuterie board too)

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs  (SO cute and easy)

No Bake Strawberry/Blueberry Trifle (Could use other fruits too)

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches (and sprinkle red and blue sprinkles around the sides as seen here)



Banana Pudding (Can definitely make patriotic)

Let me know if y'all have any more to add to the list.

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