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Large cookie-crust pizza, extra berries

  • The art of making a fruit pizza.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • The art of making a fruit pizza.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • The art of making a fruit pizza.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • The art of making a fruit pizza.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • The art of making a fruit pizza.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • The art of making a fruit pizza.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • The art of making a fruit pizza.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • The art of making a fruit pizza.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • The art of making a fruit pizza.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • The art of making a fruit pizza.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • The art of making a fruit pizza.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • The art of making a fruit pizza.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)

If you are like me, it is hard to stay away from sweets.

But not too long ago I was introduced to this tasty treat. And while this fruit pizza definitely fits into the dessert category, there is some nutritional value if you load it up with your favorite fruit.

You start with a sugar cookie dough. You can either use the store bought kind or your favorite home made recipe. We rolled it out on a pizza stone to gives it that real pizza feel. Bake it in the oven, following the directions, and then allow for it to cool.

While the cookie is baking, make the frosting or once again, a store bought kind will be just fine. We used a cream cheese frosting recipe on line and it did not disappoint. You can also use this time to cut up your favorite fruits. And a helpful hint is that berries are perfect for this.

Spread the frosting evenly and if you are like us, a generous coating is necessary. Then comes the fun, creative part — designing the pizza.

You can really make it look any way you would like. And the more fruit you add, the more you can justify having that second slice. But remember to keep it refrigerated, so the frosting and fruit keep for as long as possible.

And there you have it. This is a great dessert for a barbecue or to have sitting at home on a hot summer day.

— By Tim Goodwin

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