For probably the first (and last) time in my nine year blogging history I have created a holiday-appropriate project far enough in advance of the holiday that it's possible a reader may benefit and use said project during said holiday. Don't worry, I'm not going to make a habit of this level of organized blogging.
Anyway. Rainbow Fruit Pizza. For St. Patrick's Day. Or any day because it's DELICIOUS.
I know I saw this idea on Pinterest so it's not terribly original but the recipe I modified turned out GREAT so I want to record it before I forget.
- 1 1/2 sticks of butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- pinch of salt
- 3/4 cup very finely chopped almonds (I used roasted, unsalted almonds. If you have raw almonds you may want to toast them for 5-10 minutes in the pre-heating oven)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment.
Combine butter and sugar in a stand mixer and beat for a while. Add other ingredients and beat until combined.
Pour crumbly dough onto parchment and use your hands to shape into a large rainbow shape that nearly fills the cookie sheet. Our rainbow was about 5-6 inches wide (thick? across? something) and went almost all the way across the cookie sheet. The dough was quite thick--about 3/8 inch. It could have been thinner. Press into place and make the edges even.
Bake 15-20 minutes until lightly browned. Cool completely.
- 1 package cream cheese
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1-3 tablespoons milk (add as needed to make it spreadable)
Beat in a mixer until it isn't too lumpy. Frost rainbow cookie all the way to edges.
Eat the rainbow! We used strawberries, tangerines, pineapple, kiwi and grapes. Basically California winter fruit plus imported pineapple and grapes. Substitute as needed.
Slice thinly and arrange in....wait for it....rainbow order. Singing the rainbow song is totally optional.
Slice wedges and serve immediately. It's not going to get any better than when it's first made and without a glaze the fruit dries out kind of quick. We were going to do a lemon glaze and forgot but then agreed it was probably better without.