1 package (20 oz.) refrigerated cookie dough,
1 package (8oz) cream cheese,
1 tablespoon vanilla extract,
1/3 cup sugar,
sliced fruits such as kiwi,
bananas and mandarin sections, also blueberries and raspberries,
4 oz. water,
2 tablespoons orange jelly powder.
Recipe: Spread the cookie dough over a greased pizza pan. Slice it with a knife or pizza cutter to 8 or 10 "pizza" slices, and cook it according to package instructions. Cool down the cookie and refrigerate. Fold together the softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract and whip them until the sugar is dissolved. Dissolve the jelly in boiling water according to package instructions and pour half of it in the cream cheese mixture. Mix thoroughly. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the cookie and arrange the fruits on top. With a pastry brush apply the rest of the jelly on top of the fruit pizza. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the gelatin to set on top of the dessert pizza, and serve. Tip: You can use a pre-baked pastry shell in lieu of cookie dough in this dessert pizza recipe.
About the author: George Krumov is a Red Seal certified chef with many years of culinary experience working around the world in Europe, the Middle East, the cruise line industry and North America. In the last two decades he has headed the kitchens of several restaurants in Canada, and ran his own restaurant.