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52 Weeks of Pinterest: Week 50 – Mini Fruit Pizzas!

This year I wanted to go with a resolution I would have no problem sticking to! Then as I was pinning an item on Pinterest, a light bulb flashed on above my head. Ok, maybe not literally, but this great idea popped into my head. Those of us who are Pinterest users know that we pin hundreds of things a week, but do we ever do them? So I decided this year I would do one of my pins every week. At the moment, 52 weeks of Pinterest was born. Each week I will do something I found on Pinterest rather it be a craft, new recipe, organizing technique, or whatever!

I actually made these Mini Fruit Pizzas back in October but wanted to get through the holiday projects before posting this! 🙂

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What You Will Need:

Refrigerated Roll of Sugar Cookie Dough (I used Pillsbury)
1 Large Tub of Cool Whip
1 – 80z Package Cream Cheese warmed up to room temperature
Seasonal fruits of your choice
Mini Cupcake pan
Parchment Paper (optional)

First thing you will need to do is roll 3/4″ balls of dough with your sugar cookie dough. 1 roll of dough will make about 40 “crusts.”

Once these are rolled into the little balls and place one in each opening of your mini cupcake pan. The first batch I made, I had a rough time popping them out, even with cooking spray. The next few batches, I used mini circular pieces of parchment paper. This took me an extra 10 minutes but it was totally worth it. They popped right out and none of them broke in the process.

Put them into the oven that has been preheated to 350°F for 5-7 minutes. Technically they form the little bowl shape on their own but sometimes I am skeptical. I removed my pan once halfway through and hit it to the top of my stove to make the centers drop and placed back in the oven. Worked like a charm. Once golden, remove them and let them cool in the pan for a few minutes. Now take them from the pan and cool completely on the counter or wire racks.

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While they are cooling, you can make your filling, or pizza sauce! 😉  WHIP together all off your cool whip and cream cheese. To mix easier, cut up your cream cheese into small chunks and blend it alone first and then add in the Cool Whip.

toppedAfter your crusts are cooled, you can add your filling. Now top with your favorite fruits. I didn’t have much fruit at the store to choose from when I made these for a baby shower so mine are not as colorful as I would have liked. I also ended up using the pre-cut peaches that come in little bowls for lunches and stuff.

As I had quite a few other appetizers to take care of for the baby shower, I made my crusts the night before, cooled completely and then put in a Ziploc bag on the counter over night. Added the filling and fruit in the morning and they were still great!

These were the biggest hit at the baby shower and everyone asked for the recipe! These are now on my go-to potluck list! They are budget friendly, easy, and delicious!

Make sure to pin this to Pinterest to save for later! If you are not following us on Pinterest, make sure to do so now so you don’t miss out on some great pins! Hope you enjoyed Week 50 of 52 Weeks of Pinterest, come back next Saturday for another attempted pin!If you don’t want to wait a week for a new pin idea, checkout our DIY posts, there are some great ideas there as well!