Dreaming of Spring

As I sit here writing this, I’m looking out the window at an overcast sky and wishing winter would end. With spring about a month and a half away, I can’t help but think about all the flowers and the vibrant colors they will bring. This brings me to the point, a colorful sweet dessert that I look forward to as the seasons change. What is this wonderful dessert you may ask? A fruit pizza of course!

This pizza has a light shortbread crust covered with a sweet cream cheese spread and an assortment of fresh and canned fruits. I have eaten several variations of this dessert, most of these involving sugar cookie dough as a crust. Not that this is a terrible idea, it can be a convenience to just buy a pre-made dough. However, the crust usually ends up chewy, and honestly I prefer to have more control over the ingredients. A shortbread crust is lighter in texture and adds less sugar to an already tremendously sweet dessert.

Another good thing about this dessert you can use whatever fresh fruit is available. The usual standbys are strawberries, bananas, kiwis, pineapple, and mandarin orange slices. Of course you can substitute anything you want but there are also fruits I would avoid such as apples. Grapes in my opinion don’t add much in terms of flavor.

Here is the link for the recipe and instructions on how to make this dessert.

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