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Summer Fruit Treats

Strawberries and Balsamic Vinegar


Fresh Strawberries, washed, hulled or unhulled and dried.
½ Cup good-quality balsamic vinegar
1 cup powdered sugar

 Place strawberries, balsamic, and powdered sugar in separate bowls.
To serve, let each guest dip a strawberry into balsamic vinegar and then into powdered sugar.


Fruit Pizza

1 (20- ounce) package refrigerated cookie dough
1 (8 – ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 Cup sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Fresh fruit

½ c orange, peach, or Apricot preserves
1 T Water

 Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line an ungreased pan with cookie dough and cut into 1/8 inch slices, overlapping slightly.  Bake 12 min or until light brown, remove from oven and cool on a rack.

 In a bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, a and vanilla extract.  Spread over cookie crust.  Arrange fruit over cream chesses layer in any design you would like. 


Chilled Strawberry- Mint soup

 1 ½ Cups sliced fresh Strawberries
¾ Cup sour cream
¾ Cup heavy cream
2 T orange juice
2 T  honey
1 ½ t finely chopped fresh mint leaves

Fresh strawberry slices, kiwi fruit slices, or fresh mint sprigs

 In a food processor or blender, place the strawberries, sour cream, heavy cream, orange juice, and honey; mix until smooth.  Stir in mint.  Tastes for sweetness, if necessary add more honey.  Refrigerate until well chilled. 


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