Friday, June 6, 2014

Pretzel Crusted Fruit Pizza

Today calls for something a little sweet. We've done great this week eating lots of greens and other veggies, going for long walks every day and drinking lots of water. I figured we'd earned a treat and fruit pizza is one of my favorite desserts to make in the summer.

This time I'm changing it up a bit, instead of a typical sugar cookie crust, I thought I'd go with a salty, crunchy pretzel one. It's the perfect salty, sweet combo!

Combined with my go-to cheesecake filling and fresh fruit, it's one delicious dessert.  Add these ingredients to your grocery list for the weekend, pull the kids up to the counter and get to making this. It's simple and fun for them to be involved.

Pretzel Crusted Fruit Pizza

3 cups crushed pretzels
1/2 cup sugar
2 sticks cold butter, cubed
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
8 oz. tub whipped cream
1 cup powdered sugar
assorted fresh fruit

To prepare crust: Pulse pretzels through a food processor, add crumbs to a medium bowl. Add sugar and mix to combine. Cut in butter using a pastry blender, until crumbs form. Press mixture into a pizza pan, mine was twelve inches round. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, just until set. Remove from oven and let cool. Chill in the fridge for at least thirty minutes.

In the meantime, cream together powdered sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Mix in whipped cream. Once crust is chilled, spread filling over crust. Decorate with assorted fruit. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

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