~ Patriotic Fruit Pizza ~

Cassie *


My son needed another lesson to add to his portfolio this year in his Home Economics class, so this is what we decided to make. I helped some, but the majority he did. I think it turned out wonderful. He chose the pudding flavor and fruits as he wanted something patriotic. Was quite easy and he had fun doing it.

This would make a nice dessert for your upcoming parties and the kids would love it.


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10 - 12


20 Min


10 Min




1 pkg
refrigerated sugar cookie dough
3/4 c
coconut - more to sprinkle top if desired
1 pkg
french vanilla pudding - or your favorite
1 1/2 c
1 1/2 c
cool whip, thawed
2 c
marshmallows, mini - divided
fruits to cover - i used blackberries, blueberries and strawberries - for patriotic theme

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 375 degree F.

In a bowl, mix cookie dough and coconut until thoroughly blended. I covered a pizza pan with foil and sprayed with non stick cooking spray.
Spread the dough evenly into a circle as you would a pizza. About a 12 inch size...work quickly as the dough gets sticky the warmer it gets.

Place in oven and bake for 10 - 15 minutes or until starting to turn golden around the edges. Remove from oven and let cool completely. I then take the cookie off the tray and cut around the edge of cookie to remove foil from edges. You can leave it on the pizza pan if you desire though.
In a bowl, mix the milk and pudding for a couple minutes or until thick. It will thicken more as it sits. Fold in cool whip until well incorporated and then fold in 1 1/2 cups of marshmallows. Chill until crust is cooled.
Spread pudding mix evenly over crust, to about 1/4 - 1/2 inch from edge.

Arrange your desired fruits however you choose. I then sprinkled with coconut.

Cut into slices and enjoy...

Note - the possibilities are endless with this dessert. I've made many different versions in the past. I like this one for Memorial day and the 4th of July.

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