You may have noticed that I’ve been a little MIA from my blog for the last few months. I didn’t mean to be gone for so long and I don’t have a really good excuse. This year my oldest started high school and along with that, he started attending a church seminary class every morning before school at 6:00! Between that, high school football and all of my other boys activities, I just felt like I needed to get things under control and focus on my family.
Last week I laid in bed, composing two different posts and I knew it was time to come back. 🙂 I decided to start with this amazing fruit pizza that I put together last week. I was asked to bring one to an event at church so I experiment with it early in the week and found that I could not resist it! I normally can stay away from a treat if I put it out of sight, but not this one! I swear I was getting it out and cutting a slice every 5 minutes. (in semi related news, I’m pretty sure I’m going to lose my DietBet next week) It seems like a dessert as irresistible as this is appropriate for my comeback. 🙂 Here’s the details I think you should know.
This recipe is made for a half sheet pan. I have two reasons for this. One is that everyone will want it and you need to have enough to go around and two, I find it impossible to find a pizza pan these days.
The limeade glaze is what really separates this from other Fruit Pizzas you may have eaten in the past. It not only adds the delightful zip that only citrus can bring but it also enhances the flavor of all the other fruits. The glaze is brushed onto the cream cheese frosting. I like to do more dabbing than brushing so that they don’t start to mix together. You then place the fruit on and then I like to dab the fruit with the limeade glaze. Not required, but delicious!
I would put fruit that is in season on your pizza. Blackberries were on sale here last week, so I used them instead of blueberries. Canned mandarin oranges and fresh strawberries are always a must for me! To try and minimize the fruit from staining the cream cheese frosting all around I always gently press the sliced fruit between two paper towels to get as much moisture out as possible. This helps, but is not full proof, so put your fruit on as close to serving as possible, or put on enough fruit that you can’t see the cream cheese frosting.
I’m excited to be back! Thanks for stopping by!!