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Fancy Apple Pizza

11/14/2012

Fancy Apple Pizza


1 pkg. Refrigerator sugar cookie dough
12 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
3 tbsp milk
2 tbsp. Milk
2 tbsp. Grated orange rind
8 oz. mandarin oranges, drained (reserve liquid)
8 oz pineapple tidbits, drained (reserve liquid)
2 apples
2 bananas
1 kiwi
Maraschino Cherries
½ c. flaked coconut

Glaze
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. Cornstarch
Dash salt
¾ cup water
1 cup orange juice
¼ cup lemon juice
1 tsp. orange rind
1 tsp. lemon rind

Make the crust by rolling ½ pkg. Cookie dough in a thin layer in a 12' pizza pan. The dough must be cold and plenty of flour used while rolling out. Prick dough with fork and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Cool. Whip together cream cheese, sugar, milk and grated rind. Spread evenly over top of crust. Gently poach apple slices in liquid reserved from pinapple and oranges until just tender. Drain and cool. Decorate the pizza with the fruits in concentric circles and sprinkle with coconut.
Glaze: Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add water and juices. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 ½ minutes. Add rinds and cool. Pour evenly over top of fruit pizza. Chill and serve. Serves 10.