We all have them. You know that dish that you whip together really fast using every single shortcut you can think of...well I did it the other day and EVERYONE LOVED IT!!!!
Believe it or not last week I had 2 funerals to attend. The first one was for my neighbor so I went to the viewing and showed my support but the other one was one of my very close friends husband. Neither of these were unexpected and they had both been in Hospice Care but it doesn't make their passing any easier.
Anyway on with my story...my friend was having an open house after the service and I told her I would bring a dish so that she had one less thing to worry about.
I stood and stared at my pantry for some inspiration. I stood there for a long, long time. I went to the fridge. Same thing. I couldn't even decide if I should do a sweet or a savory dish. I finally went through an old box I had of baking things and that's when it came to me. Fruit pizza!
Years ago at a school auction I had one a basket with a baking theme. You know the baskets that are chock full of everything you need to "bake". Cookie mixes, cake mixes, frosting, pancake mixes etc. Well I've used some of the stuff but lucky for me I had never had the need to use a bag of sugar cookie mix that was in there. I also had a very old tub of cream cheese frosting. I was so lazy on this I didn't even mix the frosting with whipped cream I just spread it on like it was from the tub and topped that bad boy with kiwi, strawberries and blueberries!
Normally I wouldn't even post something like this but it was such a hit. I had all sorts of people wanting to know how to make it, what was in it. Did I lie and tell them it was all from scratch or did I fess up? I'll never tell but this was that one dish at a pot luck that everyone raves over. This was it!!!
Fruit Pizza-Betty Crocker
|Because everyone liked it so much I am going to submit this to Susan at Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy for her Blogiversary Bash! Happy first year Susan!!!|
Judy! My kids would absolutely love you for this!! Pizza - Good! Sweet Pizza - Better! Covered in Fruits - Super!!
Mmmmmm! No wonder why it was a hit... it looks like a hit :D. Absolutely delicius!
I make something similar to this as well Judy...so we both have secrets:D I will see you at the party bash!!!!!!!!!!!!
It looks beautiful Judy! I can see why it was such a hit.
I am so sorry for all the losses. You are in my thoughts, sweetie!
Oh Dharm-Who wouldn't like those combinations!!!
Thanks Nuria it was delicious!
Hey Val-I know we all have them!
What a clever idea. We'll have to try that one. - John
I am so sorry for the recent losses of your friends- this looks like an awfully yummy way to ease the pain. And a great way to take advantage os the delicious summer fruit while you still can!
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your neighbor and friend's husband.
The fruit pizza looks wonderful.
I can't wait to try the recipe.
Have a great day.
Sorry to hear about the loss. Personally, I hate attending funerals. But, a wise man once said, "if you don't go to other people's funerals, they won't come to your's."
I love that pizza. My wife has made a Paula Deen rendition and it was decadent.
so sorry about the two losses :(
and ur pizza is such a better alternative to the real stuff i had for dinner last night! tho i was redeemed b/c it was all vegge'd out!
may be trying this one here!
Sorry to hear of your losses. Hope this week goes a little better.
The pizza looks awesome -- will definitely be trying that one.
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Hi John and Lisa-It's so simple!
Hi Brittany-Thanks and food like this always makes you feel better!
Hi Pam- Thanks. You too!
Hi MrOrph-Does anyone like funerals? The parties after are sometimes fun though! Yep I was too lazy to even do the Paula Deen version!
Hi Bren-Thanks-It was way better than real pizza but you couldn't get away with it for dinner!
Hi Meryl-Thanks-and thanks so much for the award! What a nice idea!
I can totally see why this would go down well, looks scrummy!
I'm sorry to hear about you and your friend's loss...
My friends and I used to make this in college because it was so easy - and so absolutely yummy. Glad to see it make an appearance again. Looks great!
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