1 (18 oz) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 (8 oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2 c white sugar
1 pinch salt
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 c orange juice
2 tbsp lemon juice
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread cookie dough out, use either a round pizza pan or cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, allow to cool.
2. In a large bowl, soften cream cheese, then fold in the whipped topping. Spread over cooled crust. You can chill for awhile at this point, or continue by arranging the fruit.
3. Arrange fruit to your liking
4. In a saucepan, combine sugar, salt, corn starch, orange juice, lemon juice, and water. Cook and stir over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 or 2 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat, and add grated orange rind. Allow to cool, but not set up. Spoon over fruit. Chill for two hours, then cut into wedges and serve.
I made this for Easter and then did an extra one to take into work, it was a hit. I used strawberries, banana, kiwi, and grapes. Yum, yum, YUM! A tip I got for the bananas was to dip them in lemon juice to prevent them from browning. Good tip! :)
Another way to make this, which I just did recently for a bbq, is as follows..... btw I don't have a favorite, they were both good.
Everything is the same, except, here is the middle layer:
1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1/4 c creamy peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla