A classic sugar cookie crust with cream cheese frosting and all. the. fruit. This is an enormous pizza, and the crust is nice and thick, so call the neighbors over. Fruit pizza is the best for summer!
Do you know what kind of vacationer you are? Are you the relax-on-the-beach-with-a-book type? The see-every-site type? I’m a relaxer. But it took me several years (and a couple kids) to figure this out, because I grew up taking family vacations where my dad would boot us out of bed at the crack of dawn and run us ragged until sundown. And we had FUN, dangit. (OR ELSE.)
I’m in Philadelphia with my parents and brother right now, for his graduation from medical school tomorrow (congrats Dr. Nate!!) It’s just like old times.
Except that yesterday I almost died. We went to Independence Hall. We went to Ben Franklin’s grave. We saw the Liberty Bell. We went to an art museum. And then my eyes rolled into the back of my head and I started actually passing away from boredom.
I mean, don’t get me wrong. I like history and I like art (I was a Humanities major in college). But apparently I only like it in 2 hour stretches. After that my brain shuts down.
Today was much better. We went to an Italian market in the morning, where I sampled cheese and salami and drooled over all the unique pastas for sale. Then we went to get famous Philly Cheesesteaks. Then we went to this other awesome market where they have Amish doughnuts and pretzels. I’m noticing a trend here.
Maybe if they sold Amish donuts RIGHT next to the Liberty Bell? Or, “Tour Independence Hall, and as a special prize for all the things you learned, at the end you get a Philly Cheesesteak sampler!” I just feel like history is easier to stomach if there is something in it for my stomach.
So you guys have had fruit pizza right? It is the best! So perfect for summer. Today’s recipe is from my friend Allison, who blogs over and Cupcake Diaries. She wrote a cookbook. How awesome is that?? It’s called Sun and Sizzle: Grills to Greens and Everything In Between. It is full of awesome summer recipes, including this delish fruit pizza. There are tons of other recipes I want to try, like the Root Beer Cupcakes and the Bacon n Eggs Burger (<<what!! yeah.)
This is the fruit pizza to end all fruit pizzas. It is massive! The crust is super thick, and my brother jokingly said it’s like a Chicago style fruit pizza. The cookie crust is not dry; it’s moist and tender. If you want to check out all the other recipes Allison has in her awesome book, click here to get it!
Be sure to tag #TheFoodCharlatan on Instagram! Also tag #SunAndSizzle so that Allison can see what you’re making from her book!
You will love these other summer dessert ideas!
No Bake Cheesecake Parfait Bar << this is my favorite self-serve dessert for parties, like baby showers, etc. It’s SOO easy everyone adores it. (Also check out this Dulce de Leche
Berry Cheesecake Baklava << try it!! trust me.
More fruit pizza variations you will love!