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Happy Fourth of July! In other news, I have FINALLY made something for Damir that he couldn’t get enough of… fruit pizza!!! Damir is probably the pickiest eater I have ever encountered, and that includes the many, many young children I have babysat over the years. While he will at least try everything… he usually gives me the, “not bad” answer for nearly everything. I know he likes it when he says, “it’s good.” But today, he dug in and polished off 3/4 of this pizza in about 15 minutes and asked if I could make another one tomorrow. My jaw hit the floor for about half a second before I busted up laughing. As they say in Bosnian… I am now “Ready for Marriage.” HAHAHAHAHA!

These are surprisingly easy to make, especially considering a full size fruit pizza from the grocery store can run $15-$20! Just make sure you have enough time to bake and cool the crust, and you are golden.

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Patriotic Fruit Pizza

You will need:

Crust

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 TBS white granulated sugar

Toppings

  • 2-3 cups whipped cream
  • Blueberries & Strawberries or fruit of your choice

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Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Use an electric mixer to beat the butter, powdered sugar, egg, and vanilla. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and beat until combined.

2. Spray a pizza pan or cookie sheet in the shape you want your fruit pizza, and gently press the dough into the pan so it is roughly 1/4 inch thick. You can make the dough in this recipe stretch for two smaller pans if you are looking to feed more people, just press the dough a bit thinner.

3. Bake for 10-15 or so minutes, but continue to check after 10 as each oven cooks slightly different. You want it to be cooked through the center without burning the outside of the cookie. A gentle golden brown around the outside is perfect. As soon as you take it out of the oven, sprinkle top of cookie crust with the granulated sugar.

4. Allow crust to cool completely. I often will make the crust the night before just so I don’t have to worry about it. Once cool, spread your whipped cream on top of the cookie. Cut up your fruit and decorate in any pattern you like, cut and enjoy! I Also like to have this prepared about 1-2 hours before serving so the crust is still dry and crumbly. While it is perfectly fine to store in the fridge and eat the next day, the longer you leave it, the softer and more moist the crust will become.

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Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • When you are so busy with #hauntlife you forget you have Instagram. I’m pulling together a video shoot for our haunt trailer video and an #sfxmakeup internship for aspiring artists. I sleep too, sometimes.
  • William Faulkner said to “it’s hard to kill your darlings” meaning it can be difficult to critique your own work, especially if you put a lot into it. Stephen King went on to say you should put your work away for six months to a year before editing so you can clearly evaluate. I’m really glad I looked back at this one. Even without the wig, I think it’s striking. #hauntmua #sfxmua #stevenkingismyhero #skullmakeup
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  • I often do a look that I’m just not all that happy with afterwards, as is with this “halfway to Halloween” clown I created back in.... May? Looking at it now, I don’t know what it is exactly it was that I didn’t like... maybe I just needed a orange wig? I almost like a progress pic more than the finished product. What do you think?#clowns #clownmakeup
  • Throwback to my first actual clown makeup! The eye shapes were inspired by a few looks by @totalnightmaretravis, and i was incredibly excited about this wig! The Rhapsody Short by @rockstarwigs is probably the most fun wig to wear that I currently own. I only have red, but am heavily considering another color for my collection.
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  • Happy National Clown Week! A year ago, I wasn’t a big fan of clowns, but I practiced so many clown makeups that I eventually came to find them to be one of my favorites, and even created my own clown character. This is the first actual clown makeup I recreated based on @grave_digger_the_clown for last year’s haunt. Turned out a lot prettier than he is, no? 😉
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  • One last look at this (insightful? Revealing?) makeup! I actually really loved the eyes by themselves, and they took a good 2 hours themselves. A good challenge in trying to make a flat art of round objects translated on a curved surface! #eyeseeyou #eyeball #eyes #makeupartist #inspiredbyart
Facepaint is a recreation of art by @xsullo

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