Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, there is no shortage of holidays that require red, white and blue food. Instead of the traditional flag cake, how about this American Flag Fruit Pizza?
The idea of this appeals to all ages; kids love the cookie crust and gooey filling. Adults also love that gooey filling because it is actually Kyle’s Cheesecake Mousse; a little more sophisticated than your average fruit pizza!
The crust for this is my grandmother’s Cookie Dough Pie Crust recipe. Grandma and Grandpa lived in a giant brick house with a big kitchen (it wasn’t actually that big, but to ten year old me, it looked huge!) and she was always so patient teaching me to bake and decorate cookies. I love that she passed down some of her favorites.
Don’t be scared away! It looks like a lot of instruction, but most of it can be done ahead of time. Make the crust 2 days ahead of time, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and store at room temperature. You can also make the Cheesecake Mousse 1 to 2 days in advance and refrigerate in a sealed container. Then, the day of the event, just put it all together!
Start by baking the crust in a parchment paper lined pan, this will enable you to easily move it to your serving tray.
Once it’s safely on the serving tray, add a layer of the Cheesecake Mousse.
After the fruit is added, brush with a mixture of jelly and water.
Pipe the white stripes and stars and there you have it; this American Flag Fruit Pizza is a treat that will charm the youngest to the wisest!