Fruit Pizza

It's safe to say that all types of pizza are delicious. But this isn't your typical pepperoni, green pepper, and black olives or ham and pineapple pizza. We're talking dessert pizza. Fruit pizza is one of the simplest treats to whip up on a warm spring or summer day. And once you dish up this dessert, friends and family are sure to be in awe.

Made with a sugar cookie crust, this fruit pizza is then topped with a luscious almond and cream cheese topping along with plenty of fresh fruit. It's such a fun and playful recipe, making it perfect for the kids to join in on the fun or to decorate with a group of friends. And the best part? You can customize this sweet treat to fit any occasion. Swap out the fruit, add food coloring to the topping for a pop of color, or rearrange the design to truly make it your own. Any way you decorate it, your fruit pizza is sure to be equally delicious as it is impressive.

Gather the ingredients for this fruit pizza recipe

To get started on making your own fruit pizza, you'll want to grab all of your ingredients right off the bat. Having all of your ingredients ready to go will make the process much smoother.

For this fruit pizza recipe, you'll need one stick of unsalted butter, softened, half of a cup of white sugar, half of a cup of brown sugar, one egg, one and a half cups of flour, half of a teaspoon of baking soda, and half of a teaspoon of salt. This is what you'll use to form the crust for your fruit pizza.

To make the topping, you'll need one (eight-ounce) brick of cream cheese, softened, four tablespoons butter, softened, one teaspoon of pure almond extract, two tablespoons of milk, and five cups of powdered sugar. In addition, you'll need a variety of fresh fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries to top your fruit pizza.

Cream the butter and sugars to make the cookie crust for this fruit pizza recipe

First things first. Before you dive in on making the dough for your fruit pizza crust, preheat the oven. Turn the oven temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit so it's heated and ready once your cookie dough is finished.

In a large mixing bowl, start by creaming the softened butter. Beat the butter to break it up, and then add in the white sugar and brown sugar. Mix until creamed and fluffy, and then mix in the egg.

Add the dry ingredients to finish the cookie crust for this fruit pizza recipe

Next up, it's time to add the dry ingredients to finish off the dough for your fruit pizza crust. In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix the dry ingredients to combine.

Then, gradually add the flour mixture into the butter and sugars mixture. Mix all of the flour mixture until a soft dough begins to form. The dough shouldn't be too wet or too dry once all ingredients have been incorporated.

Bake the cookie crust for this fruit pizza recipe

Once your fruit pizza dough is prepped and ready, it's time to bake. Prepare a ten-inch round cake pan for baking. Spray it generously with cooking spray to prevent the cookie from sticking while baking. If you don't have ten-inch round cake pan, an eight-inch or nine-inch pan will work.

Push all of the cookie dough into the round cake pan. Evenly spread out the dough to cover the entire bottom of the pan. Once ready, bake the fruit pizza cookie crust in the oven for 18 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Once finished baking, remove the crust from the oven and set aside to completely cool.

Make the cream cheese topping for this fruit pizza recipe

While the fruit pizza crust is cooling, it's the perfect time to make the cream cheese topping. Add the softened brick of cream cheese into a mixing bowl. Mix to break up the cream cheese, and then add in four tablespoons of softened butter and mix well.

Next, add in two cups of powdered sugar, two tablespoons of milk, and one teaspoon of pure almond extract, and mix to combine. Continue to gradually add the remaining powdered sugar until a soft frosting forms.

Assemble and decorate the fruit pizza

Now comes the fun part. It's time to decorate! Once the cookie crust is completely cooled, spread a thick layer of the cream cheese topping on it. Use a spatula to spread the topping in an even layer.

Once the cream cheese topping or the "sauce" for your fruit pizza has been added, it's ready to be topped with plenty of fresh fruit. We utilized fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries to create the design for our fruit pizza. However, you can certainly utilize other fruit options such as sliced peaches, kiwis, and apples. It's up to you!

Add enough fruit to create a beautiful design for any celebration. Keep your fruit pizza in the fridge until ready to serve, and allow it to come to room temperature before serving.

Fruit Pizza
5 from 15 ratings
Fruit pizza is one of the simplest treats to whip up on a warm spring or summer day. And once you dish up this dessert, friends and family will be in awe.
Prep Time
15
minutes
Cook Time
18
minutes
Servings
8
slices
fruit pizza served
Ready in 33 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened (plus 4 tablespoons for cream cheese topping)
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk (for cream cheese topping)
  • 1 (8-ounce) brick cream cheese, softened (for cream cheese topping)
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract (for cream cheese topping)
  • 5 cups powdered sugar (for cream cheese topping)
Optional Ingredients
  • Variety of fresh fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix in the egg.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix to combine.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Mix until a soft dough forms.
  6. Prepare a 10-inch round cake pan by generously coating it with cooking spray. Press the cookie crust dough into the pan.
  7. Bake the cookie crust for 18 to 20 minutes until golden. Once finished baking, set the cookie crust aside to fully cool.
  8. To make the cream cheese topping, add the softened brick of cream cheese into a mixing bowl. Mix to break up the cream cheese, and then add in 4 tablespoons of softened butter and mix well. Add in two cups of powdered sugar, two tablespoons of milk, and one teaspoon of pure almond extract. Mix to combine. Continue to gradually add the remaining powdered sugar until a soft frosting forms.
  9. Once the cookie crust is completely cooled, spread a thick, even layer of cream cheese topping on top. Top with an even layer of fresh fruit to create a beautiful design.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 670
Total Fat 22.0 g
Saturated Fat 13.0 g
Trans Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 81.9 mg
Total Carbohydrates 115.5 g
Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
Total Sugars 95.9 g
Sodium 343.0 mg
Protein 5.0 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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