Grilled Fruit "Pizza"
It doesn’t get better than this for a fresh fruit dessert or breakfast/brunch dish if using regular dough. Grilling fruit is a fantastic way of bringing out natural sweetness and adding another dimension of flavor to the dish. Enjoy
18 oz. Refrigerated Cookie Dough (sugar cookie or chocolate chip are best or can substitute crushed Graham Cracker or even a pre-baked pie shell)
8 oz. package Cream Cheese, softened
1/3 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
Roughly 4 cups Assorted Fruit – Some to be grilled, some not. For the grilling, use: Peaches, pineapple, pears, apples and bananas. The fruits not to be grilled are blueberries, strawberries and raspberries.
3/4 cup heated seedless strawberry jelly
1 tbsp Honey
2 tbsp vegetable oil or melted butter (can use non-stick spray as well)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Take cream cheese out of the refrigerator to soften.
Place cookie dough on center of baking stone or nonstick cookie sheet and flatten with your hand. Roll the dough out, using a lightly floured roller, to almost cover the pan. Bake 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. (Do not over bake.) Set aside to cool completely.
Slice pear, apple, pineapple and bananas into large pieces, brush with melted butter/vegetable oil or spray with cooking spray and place onto a medium heated grill. Grill fruit until grill marks appear, about one minute. Remove from grill and set aside. Slice strawberries and wash with blueberries and raspberries. In a large bowl, combine heated jelly with honey and add in grilled fruit and other berries - toss gently.
Combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a small bowl until smooth. Spread mixture on top of the cooled cookie/pizza dough. Arrange regular and grilled fruit slices and pieces in a circular (or any) pattern on top of cream cheese mixture. Allow to cool in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Slice using a pizza cutter or sharp knife and serve.