Jack's Desserts: Fruit Pie

Fruit Pie

By Jack McDermott

Executive Online Editor


-1 Pillsbury bag of Ready to Bake Sugar Cookies

-7 oz. Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme

-8 oz. cream cheese

-assorted fruit


1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2) Place ready to bake sugar cookies in a 9×9 pan after spraying pan with PAM (the squares should be close together).  Put in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until golden-brown.

3) Mix Marshmallow Creme and cream cheese with mixer.

4) After cookies cool, cover top in the Marshmallow Chreme-cream cheese mixture.

5) Cover mixture with assorted fruit and enjoy.

       Everyone knows great warm desserts specified for cold Winter nights, but a nice summer-themed dessert is hard to come by.  With one of the warmest summers ever, family and friends want to stay away from as much extra heat as possible.  This takes baked cakes and brownies out of the question.  But, while stuffing my stomach full of burgers and treats during 4th of July, I came upon a festive dessert that was both cool (temperature wise) and tasty.

With all the choices of colorful fresh fruit these days, any design is easily created and adds a nice taste, especially blueberries and strawberries.  For my design I decided to stick with the summer theme and tried to replicate a flower using sliced peaches as petals and a raspberry as the center.
With school back in full swing, the longing for summer grows by the minute, so why not make a fruit pie this weekend to bring back the memories of staying up late and not having to set an alarm with a quick summer dessert.