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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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