Summer Pizza + Summer Weddings

The past few days have been such a whirlwind – but in a good way.

Friday started with a Spring Picnic themed party at work, where everyone brought in some healthy recipes and transfer-friendly snacks for the whole company to munch on. That also included Happy Hour @ 3 pm. Rough life..

I made desserts, as per usual, and opted for one healthy and one sweet. All about balance right ;)

As I expected, the less than stellar for your waistline recipe, went the fastest. Isn’t that always the case..?! I will admit though, I’ve made this treat for the past few years (graduation parties, 4th of july barbecues, and now picnics) and it’s always a major hit! Definitely not one for the light of heart but it will kick that sweet tooth craving into submission.

I left the next day, after nursing a rather aggressive red wine hangover, to head down to Maryland for my cousin Eric’s wedding! It was in a gorgeous venue, looking out into the forest, and was perfect. Especially for the two of them – you could tell how meaningful it was. 10 years they had been together!! #finally

Quotes hanging from each chair down the aisle

Quotes hanging from each chair down the aisle

They met at VTech and opted for cupcakes instead of a cake. So cute!

Me and my two younger cousins who were bridesmaids!

Such a gorgeous wedding and I’m so glad I was there to celebrate! Congratulations guys!

Now back to dessert…. ;)

Fruit Pizza

  • 1 18 oz. package regrigerated sugar cookie dough, softened
  • 1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tb whipping cream (you can substitute milk of half and half)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • fresh fruit (raspberries, strawnerroes. klwi, peaches, pineapple)
  • canned fruit (mandarin oranges, canned pineapple)
  • 2+ TB apple jelly
1. roll or pat cookie dough into a 12 inch pizza pan coated with cooking spray – or just line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Flute edges slightly. Bake at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes, until cool. Cool completely (I did this the night before and put in the refrigerator)

2. Beat cream cheese at mediium speed until smooth. Add powdered sugar, whipping cream, and vanilla. Beat well. Spread over cookie crust, leaving a tiny edge of cookie showing.
3. Cut the fruit into shapes – circles, traingles – any shape you like. Arrange the fruit in a circular pattern (or whatever creative pattern you like!)  on the crust.
4. Melt the apple jelly in the microwave and brush over the fruit.
5. Chill. Slice into wedges to serve.
Note – although the crust can be made well in advance, it is best to assemble the pizza close to serving time so that the ingredients do not cause the crust to get soggy.
6. Allow your guests to indulge

About Jenny

Photo admirer and occassional taker. Healthy baker. Fresh food fanatic. Active and adventurous yet avid couch potato. Continuously intrigued by puzzles and uncovering local treasures. Oh and lover of surprises.
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