Finally the crust was cool enough to spread the frosting without having it melt and go all over the place.
Then came the really fun part - figuring out how I wanted to put the fruit on. It turned out so pretty. :)
The last step is a glaze that goes over the whole thing. I think I didn't let mine boil long enough, because it was pretty runny and ended up all over the cookie sheet. I also didn't have any OJ on hand, so I used the canned "juice" from the mandarin oranges. It didn't matter though - it still tasted wonderful!!!Fruit Pizza II
(adapted from allrecipes.com)
1 (18 ounce) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 pint blueberries
1 small can mandarin oranges
1/2 cup white sugar
1 pinch salt
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Slice cookie dough and arrange on greased pizza pan, overlapping edges. Press dough flat into pan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to cool.
In a large bowl, soften cream cheese, then fold in the whipped topping. Spread over cooled crust. You can chill for a while at this point, or continue by arranging the fruit.
Begin with strawberries, sliced in half. Arrange in a circle around the outside edge. Continue with fruit of your choice, working towards the middle. If bananas are used, dip them in lemon juice so they don't darken. Then make a sauce to spoon over fruit.
In a saucepan, combine sugar, salt, corn starch, orange juice, lemon juice and water. Cook and stir over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 or 2 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat, and add grated orange rind. Allow to cool, but not set up. Spoon over fruit.
Chill for two hours, then cut into wedges and serve.