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Mini Fruit Pizza for Amanda’s Baby Shower

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by Amber on March 21, 2011

Two of the best things about baby showers: teeny tiny adorable white fluffy baby socks and FOOD. I don’t know what it is about the socks. I just melt when I see them. Sure, onesies and bibs with tongue-in-cheek phrases are adorable, but they’ve got nothing on the socks. Just thinking about the teeny tiny feets that will go in those teeny tiny socks makes me squee like a 14 year old at a Justin Beiber concert.
 

baby socks
Um, hello, LOOK at these! Thanks, Old Navy, for the photo. And the heart palpitations. 

My lovely friend Amanda from i am baker and i am mommy is expecting a bouncing baby boy. He’s her fourth baby, her third boy, and I’ve been asking her what his name will be for months. For the longest time, she didn’t know. I think now she and the hubs have a vague idea, but she’s not sharing. *pout*

Anyhooter – the real reason for this post is that Amanda having a baby is cause for celebration, and she has many many blogging friends that love her more than cake (which is saying a lot, because dayum that girl can make some cakes! Have you seen this one, and this one and THIS one?), but we each live in different corners of the country. We would love the opportunity to get together and celebrate Amanda and the soon-to-be-here baby boy in person, but sadly it’s just not feasible. So we’re doing it online! And did I mention it’s a complete surprise for Amanda? She has no idea!

I don’t know if you’ve ever had a fruit pizza, but they’re all kinds of delicious. Cookie base, sweetened cream cheese for the ‘sauce’, and then plenty of wonderfully ripe fruit on top. I think they’re perfect food for a baby shower – light, creamy, fruity and sweet. But there’s always tons of wonderful food (and especially desserts) at a baby shower. Having an entire pizza slice-sized portion of this dessert would leave you precious little room for anything else. So instead of a round whole pizza, I decided I’d make bite-size versions that are perfect as an appetizer OR dessert.

Normally these pizzas are made with a sugar cookie base, but I find those too sweet for me. Instead, I used Mexican Wedding Cookie dough for the base. The pecans added an unexpectedly yummy twist, and the more savory cookie (since it’s not covered in powdered sugar) adds balance to the sweetened cream cheese and fruit.

Mini Fruit Pizzas 

P.S. I checked, Pecans are perfectly safe for a pregnant woman to eat (so long as she doesn’t have pre-existing nut allergies, that is.)

You can make the bases for these mini pizzas in a square pan like this one, or simply use a muffin pan for round pizzas instead of square.

 

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Amanda’s Baby Shower Guest List

from around the web, these bloggers can’t wait to welcome the newest baby baker into our blogging family!

TidyMom – Ducky Bath Punch
Confessions of a Cookbook Queen – Homemade Butter Mints
Smith Bites – Fresh Strawberries with Brown Sugar Dip
GoodLife Eats – Cucumber and Watercress Sandwiches
Bake at 350 – Baby on Board Cookies
My Kitchen Addiction – Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls
What’s Cooking with Kids – Hamentashen Cookies
Add a Pinch – i am baby {Shower Punch}
Simple Bites – Spring Crudité, Buttermilk-Black Pepper Dip
A Farmgirl’s Dabbles – i am baby Cakes
Food for My Family – Baby Shower Macarons
Wenderly – A Bundle of Bebe Cards for the Bundle of Joy
She Wears Many Hats – “B” is for Boy – Itty Bitty Baby Cupcakes
Dine & Dish – Stuffed Mushrooms
My Baking Addiction – Crab Rangoons
Gourmande in the Kitchen – Chocolate Blueberry Truffles

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{ 26 comments }

Aimee @ Simple Bites March 21, 2011 at 7:37 AM

These are so precious!! I like them much better than a big fruit pizza which can get kind of sloppy. And your photos are amazing!

Happy Baby Shower, Amanda. We did it!

Amy–SheWearsManyHats March 21, 2011 at 7:49 AM

YUM! Even though these are perfect for the shower, who says I can’t have some pizza for breakfast? It’s got fruit?

maggy@threemanycooks March 21, 2011 at 7:51 AM

These were so delicious! Had the pleasure of eating them when Amber made them. So so so good. Sweet, but not too sweet. And I love all that fresh fruit on top!

Amanda March 21, 2011 at 7:54 AM

Can I just tell you how cute it is that you checked to see if nuts were safe for a preggers lady??? YOU ARE THE CUTEST!!

THANK YOU!! I am so touched and honored and floored by your kind words and the surprise and I cant say THANK YOU enough!!!!

Oh, and I LOVE fruit pizza…and LOVE your addition of the Mexican cookies! BRILLIANT!!

THANKS SWEET AMBER!!!

Amanda

Cookbook Queen March 21, 2011 at 8:34 AM

These are just gorgeous and perfect for a baby shower!! I wish Amanda could eat them in real life…she would just LOVE them!!

Robyn | Add a Pinch March 21, 2011 at 8:37 AM

Oh my goodness, I want this for breakfast! This look amazingly delicious!

bridget {bake at 350 March 21, 2011 at 8:37 AM

Ooo….I love the Mexican Wedding Cookie base! So smart!

Sylvie@GITK March 21, 2011 at 8:40 AM

I’m a sweets kind of girl so a fruit pizza is just my thing!

TidyMom March 21, 2011 at 8:54 AM

I LOVE fruit pizza!!! This recipe looks fabulous Amber!!

Paula March 21, 2011 at 9:02 AM

Love this pizza idea and such a beautiful photograph. I’m having such fun this morning meeting all of the wonderful women who are hosting this *virtual shower* for Amanda. It’s a lovely way to give back to such a special lady who has given her friends and followers so much!

Wenderly March 21, 2011 at 9:05 AM

Ohhhh these are so stinkin cute! LOVE all the colors!

And I agree, baby socks are just too precious!

Jen Schall March 21, 2011 at 9:51 AM

These are so cute! I love the cookie bases… I need to get me one of those pans. :)

Kristen March 21, 2011 at 10:29 AM

This post makes me smile so much. I love fruit pizza and I love your addition of the “guest list”. Wish we were all there in person!

sweetsugarbelle March 21, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Awesome take on one of my favorites!

naomi March 21, 2011 at 11:55 AM

Darling idea and so delicious! I’ve never tried this, but can’t wait to.

Brenda March 21, 2011 at 12:12 PM

I love fruit pizza, and these minis are super cute!

SMITH BITES March 21, 2011 at 12:33 PM

you already know i think these are BRILL-YANT!!! the cookie base is genius and yes, little socks just make me swoon . . . as long as the little feet wearin’ them go home to another ‘mommy & daddy!’ girl, i just would not have the energy to keep up with little ones at this time in my life . . . but i sure like ‘borrowing’ them!

Michelle March 21, 2011 at 12:35 PM

Yum! What fun to do this secret party. Surprise!!!
xo

Candiss March 21, 2011 at 12:37 PM

Those look great! I bet my 1 year old would love this too. I might just have to try them :)

Souffle Bombay March 21, 2011 at 4:42 PM

Thease are the cutest! they lookk like little bits of goodness!

Nancy @TSP March 21, 2011 at 8:50 PM

These are adorable and I bet sooo good. I’m a big fruit lover and making them into pizzas is brilliant.

Shaina March 21, 2011 at 11:32 PM

I love that these are baked individually instead of as a giant pizza and cut. They’re so cute and poppable this way!

xo

Jamie | MBA March 22, 2011 at 9:10 PM

LOVE these! They are shower dessert perfection. Can you make these for me when I come to visit?

Jacki March 25, 2011 at 11:24 AM

“Just thinking about the teeny tiny feets that will go in those teeny tiny socks makes me squee like a 14 year old at a Justin Beiber concert.”

Hahahahaha, seriously, that made me laugh hard.

That being said, I adore this recipe. I kinda wish someone had made these for my shower last month!

angie March 25, 2011 at 9:48 PM

These look delicious! And they’re so pretty to look at. What a fun baby shower treat!

Lily April 19, 2011 at 8:41 PM

I have never made a fruit pizza with the Mexican wedding cookie base – what a great idea! Will have to try this.

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