Thursday, August 7, 2008

This Pizza's Actually GOOD for You!

I've been trying so hard to get into good "beach shape" for our trip this weekend with The Pop'r Family down to North Carolina's Outer Banks. We've been going to the OBX in the summertime since College Girl was a toddler. Aunt Julie, Uncle Lynn and The Boys started sharing a beach house with our gang about 15 years ago.

Remember that even though we're going on VAY-kay, we'll never be far away from our Bloggy Friends! And don't forget to enter our newest Great Pop'rs Giveaway! The contest runs through Monday, August 11th, at 8 p.m. EST--be there, or be square!

While checking my e-mail the last couple of days, I found out that I'm a winner, too! Amanda, over at mommymandy.com, notified me that I won her Baskin-Robbins Coupon Giveaway, which is pretty darn cool! And IHChicky, over at Everything Up Close, just let me know I won The Ultimate Walking Workout DVD, in her First Ever Giveaway, which makes me feel pretty special! Don'tcha think those two prizes were meant for me? You know, they really go hand-in-hand!

Aunt Julie's sad that her Favorite All-Time Quarterback, Brett Favre, has been traded to the New York Jets. What's Lambeau Field gonna be like without Brett? But she collected herself long enough to send me this fresh and delish twist on an old standby. It all sort of works out with my workout routine, too. Thanks so much, Aunt Julie, and see ya soon at our Beach Rendezvous!

Aunt Julie's Fruit Pizza
1 roll Pillsbury sugar cookie dough
1 8 0z. package of cream cheese
12 oz container of Cool Whip (thawed)
Any fruit you like--pineapple, strawberries, grapes, blueberries, kiwi, bananas, etc.

Line a large pizza pan with the dough, pressed to form crust.
Bake the crust @350 degrees for 10-15 min. Cool. Mix Cool Whip and cream cheese, and spread on the crust. Arrange the fruit on top.

Glaze:
½ cup orange juice
¼ cup water
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 Tbsp lemon juice
½ cup sugar
Mix the glaze ingredients together, and heat this mixture on top of the stove until it thickens. Cool and pour over fruit. Keep in fridge.

18 comments:

Midwest Mommy said...

I am going to have to make this. It looks so good!

Congrats!

Adiel said...

Mmm... I love fruit pizza! This one looks extremely visually pleasing!

Nik said...

That looks WONDERFUL! I can't wait to try it out!

I agree with the Favre issue - it's not going to be the same seeing him in another uniform.

ihchicky said...

This looks amazing. I remember having something like this as a child. I just love dessert made with fruit. Makes you feel not so bad for eating it! I'll have to keep this recipe in mind and make it before summer's end. Thanks for sharing it. Also, congrats on winning your Baskin Robbins prize! Sounds yummy.

Melissa B. said...

Congrats on the giveaway wins. And, THANKS for the recipe! Looks like I'm going to be trying another of Aunt Julie's fabulous summer treats!

KKJD1 said...

Yum! this Pizza looks delish I will have to try this receipe. Thanks for sharing. Karen

Sean Hogan said...

I (finally) got my review of Pop'rs up on my blog. They're really awesome!

http://dcsportsplus.blogspot.com/2008/08/whatever-wednesdaytumbleweed-thursday.html

greedygrace said...

I'm surprised you don't sprinkle Pop'rs on the pizza! :)

Corey~living and loving said...

oooooo it has been way too long since I've had fruit pizza. yummo! thanks for the reminder.

Ritch in Love said...

All I can do is shake me head over the sad trade. I am a big Green Bay fan. I have been for 12 years. This entire incident is disheartening (did I spell that right? It's late, and I can't sleep!)
Also, picture is giving me late night cravings! Yum!

Half-Past Kissin' Time said...

I think you could put dogfood on cookie dough and it would taste good! Gotta love fruit pizza!! Have fun at the shore!!

Lane Boyz Mom said...

You know, that almost looks too pretty to eat;)

Candance said...

That looks SOOO good and gives me a great idea for snacks to take to parties in my son's class since they have to be healthy!! Now, if I can just do it without jacking it up...

Channah said...

Congrats on winning! And that pizza looks great!

mikki roo said...

Ooooooh yum! I made a very similar recipe for my friend's 30th birthday party this summer. And they're so gorgeous too!

Rph Mommy said...

That looks delicious, and so pretty! Wee One would probably love that. I'm going to have to try it out.

Z's Mom said...

Oh man....that fruit pizza looks awesome!!!! I will definitely have to try to make this sometime...SOON!

Marrdy said...

I tried this...it was so yummy. I almost didn't share it.