Entertaining with Courage and Fruit Pizza Dessert Recipe
“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway”. — John Wayne
I’ve always loved this quote. And when I think of entertaining, I still have a feeling of “fear” that comes over me when I see our guests pull up to our house.
The cars arrive.
One-by-one they get out of their cars.
I see them walking to the front door.
My heart races – just a tiny bit.
What did I forget?
Clean towels in the bathroom?
Windexed the front of the fridge?
Water poured and salt/pepper on the table?
Prep work done?
My heart is ready to embrace and love?
Even after 22 years of entertaining I still get nervous – at first.
But then it goes away, as I greet the guests at the front door. A warmness fills the room, putting all imperfections and awkwardness aside.
We hug and greet and takes purses and coats to the back room.
We invite everyone in and offer them a drink.
The best is yet to come. A night of relaxation, good food, a feeling of love.
Just being together.
We saddle up and take the ride together.
Do you feel calm when you entertain? Or do you still get the initial feeling of fear that comes over you?
Here’s a beautiful recipe that my Dad’s beautiful wife Ginny makes that you prepare in advance, and it serves a crowd! It’s perfect for spring and summertime entertaining, and the presentation is fantastic! Serve with Storyville Coffee and your guests will LOVE you!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
A springy dessert to make ahead and serve for a large gathering, from my Dad's beautiful wife, Ginny.
- ¾ cup butter
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 10 oz package white chips
- ¼ cup cream
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- Variety of fruits, sliced
- ½ cup pineapple juice
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp. corn starch
- For the crust: Mix the first (3) ingredients well and press onto a cookie sheet or pizza pan. Bake at 300° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.
- For the filling (next 3 ingredients): Melt the chips in the cream. Stir in the cream cheese and blend until smooth. Pour on the cooled crust.
- Arrange a variety of sliced fruit, e.g. strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, nectarines, kiwi, star fruit etc. on the cream cheese layer.
- For the glaze: Combine the last (4) ingredients. Blend and cook until thickened. Cool slightly and pour over all. Chill.
- Dessert should be served within 24 hours or the crust gets soft.