Thursday, July 26, 2012

St. Anne's Day Dessert Fruit Pizza

Through the ages she {St. Anne} has been depicted wearing a green mantle and a red dress, colors symbolic of immortality and divine love.  Rev. Edgar Schmiedler in "Your Home: A Church in Miniature" mentions the custom in Louisiana of children of French extraction named Anne wearing red and green ribbons in her honor. These are colors to bear in mind for party decorations on her feast. There is no need to look "Christmasy" by using equal amounts; rather, use cool green for the main color scheme with accents of red. ~ My Nameday - Come for Dessert

This year, in honor of today's feast of St. Anne, we my oldest daughter made a Dessert Fruit Pizza covered with "Red and Green Fruit Ribbons" to celebrate, just like Lisa made last year!  Here's our recipe, adapted from Pampered Chef:

Dessert Fruit Pizza


  • 1 package (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 cups assorted red and green fresh fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, green grapes, etc


Preheat oven to 350° F. Place dough on round baking stone and cook 18-20 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool. For topping, combine cream cheese and sugar and spread over cookie dough, then start placing on the fruit.

Family Prayer on the Feast of St. Anne:

Father: We all rejoice in the Lord, 
As we keep holiday in honor of blessed Anne, 
Of her whose feast fills angels with joy, 
And sets them praising the Son of God. 
All: Amen. 

Father: Spotless Anna, Juda's glory, 
Through the Church from East to West 
Every tongue proclaims thy praises, 
Holy Mary's mother blessed. 
All: From thy stem in beauty budded 
Ancient Jesse's mystic rod; 
Birth from thee received the Mother 
Of the almighty Son of God 

Father: Let us pray. O God, You were pleased to bestow Your grace upon Anne so that she might fitly become the mother of her who was to bear Your only-begotten Son; grant that we who keep her feast will be helped by her protection. Through Christ, our Lord. 
All: Amen. Christ conquers, Christ reigns!

Sts. Joachim and Anne, Pray for Us! 
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  1. so cute. I love this. this is so lovely. awesome great.

  2. I don't understand the connection between Saint Anne and fruit pizza.

  3. Inspired by the suggestions in My Nameday-Come for Dessert, we tied in the colors of green and red ( symbolic of immortality and divine love, and which St. Anne is usually depicted wearing). That is the only connection.

  4. Justified!!
    Great connection..I am loving this..
    Thanks for sharing:)