Make this easy fruit pizza and watch their eyes pop! Soft sugar cookie crust topped with fluffy cream cheese frosting & a mosaic of gorgeous glazed fruit.
Hi there! Today is the day before July 4th! I can’t believe summer is flying by so fast!
But I am super excited because tomorrow we are going to a fun pool party at a friend’s house. I’m planning on bringing red velvet cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting and fresh blueberries. Yay!
And the day after that we will be heading down the shore for a 9-day long family vacation! I have been looking forward to this for months. I can hardly wait!
So things will be pretty quiet around here for the next couple of weeks.
But don’t panic if you aren’t seeing any new recipes in your inbox! I’ve got plenty of amazing treats in the archives for you. Be sure to check out this no-bake cheesecake, this rhubarb crisp, and this s’mores pie, if you’re looking for something seasonal and summery!
Today though, we are talking about fruit pizza. This is such a fun treat! It’s got a soft, buttery cookie crust, a layer of fluffy, sweet cream cheese, and TONS of gorgeous, seasonal summer fruit. And it’s so much fun to make!
My kids’ eyes nearly popped out of their heads when they saw this. Can you blame them?? It’s like a beautiful rainbow! Such a stunning presentation, but really so simple.
HOW TO MAKE FRUIT PIZZA
This fruit pizza is so much fun to make! You are going to love it.
- Sugar Cookie Dough
- Cream Cheese Frosting
- Fresh Fruits of your choice!
There are 3 main components: the crust, the toppings, and the glaze. Let’s start with the crust.
The crust for this fruit pizza is made from soft sugar cookie dough. If you’d like, you can use store-bought dough and save yourself some time.
But for what you see here, I used my favorite soft & chewy sugar cookie recipe. It’s easy to make in just one bowl, and it’s got such a great soft, chewy texture and rich vanilla flavor. You can read more about it here: Soft & Chewy Sugar Cookies.
Just press the dough into the bottom of a pizza pan, in an even layer. If you don’t have a pizza pan, you can order one here: Pizza Pan, or just use a sheet pan like this one: Baking Sheet.
Once you’ve pressed the dough into a nice, even layer, pop it in the oven to bake. You’ll know it’s done when the edges are set and golden brown, and the center is still a bit soft.
Let this cool completely, while you get going on the toppings.
Once the sugar cookie is completely cool, spread it with a layer of fluffy cream cheese frosting. This is going to act like the sauce for the fruit pizza.
Again, you could use store-bought frosting, but this homemade cream cheese frosting whips up in a snap, and the flavor is off the charts. Find the full recipe here: Cream Cheese Frosting.
Now for the fun part: decorating the fruit pizza! Just use an assortment of your favorite fresh fruits, and let your creativity go wild! Arrange the sliced fruit however you like. It’s fun to play around and make pretty patterns!
The last step is to glaze the fruit. This part is optional, but it gives the fruit the most gorgeous shine, and it also helps to keep it fresher longer.
Just brush the glaze all over your creation. Ta-dah!
IS FRUIT PIZZA HEALTHY?
For more info on the nutritional value of this fruit pizza, check out the nutrition label in the recipe card below.
WHAT TO PUT ON FRUIT PIZZA
You can use any combination of fruits you like on your fruit pizza.
- Mandarin Oranges
- Raspberries, and
I loved how this looked overall, but I think it would have been fantastic to also have some stone fruits like nectarines, peaches, or plums.
And it would be perfect for Memorial Day or the Fourth of July if you just used red, white, & blue fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, white peaches, or star fruit. You could even arrange the fruit to look like the American flag!
CAN FRUIT PIZZA BE MADE AHEAD?
If you’re looking to make this fruit pizza ahead, I have a few suggestions for you.
- The sugar cookie crust and cream cheese frosting can be made several days prior, and kept tightly wrapped. The frosting should be refrigerated, but it’s fine to leave the crust out at room temperature.
- The fruit can be sliced, arranged, and glazed 1 day before serving, but it’s really best to do it the day of.
- 1 batch Soft & Chewy Sugar Cookie Dough
- 1/2 batch Cream Cheese Frosting
- 8 ounces (226.8 g) fresh strawberries,, hulled & sliced
- 2 ounces (56.7 g) mandarin orange segments
- 3 fresh kiwis, , peeled & sliced
- 2 ounces (56.7 g) fresh blueberries
- 2 ounces (56.7 g) fresh grapes, , halved
- 1 ounces (28.35 g) fresh raspberries,, halved
- 1 sprig fresh mint, (optional garnish)
- 1 tablespoon apricot jelly
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Press the dough into a pizza pan in an even layer, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until set and golden around the edges but still soft towards the center.
- Allow the crust to cool completely before topping with cream cheese frosting and fruit.
- Spread the cooled cookie crust with an even layer of cream cheese frosting (you may not need all the frosting).
- Arrange the fruit in a pretty pattern on top of the frosting.
- Brush the fruit with glaze.
- Stir the apricot jelly and honey together in a small bowl.
Fruit pizza is fine left out on your dessert table for a few hours.
If you have any leftovers, they should keep in the fridge for another day or so, although you might notice the fruit doesn’t look quite as pretty as when it’s freshly sliced.
HOW TO MAKE FRUIT PIZZA COOKIES
If you want to do cute little individual fruit pizzas, make the sugar cookies as directed here: Soft & Chewy Sugar Cookies. Then top each one with a dollop of cream cheese frosting, arrange the fruit on top, and brush it with glaze. These are awesome little finger foods for a kid’s birthday or class party!
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To Make the Glaze:
What size round pizza pan does this recipe call for?
I think the one I used was probably around 12 inches, but really you could use any size. A smaller one would yield a thicker “crust” and a larger one, thinner. Just keep an eye on it as it bakes because thinner would bake faster and vice versa. Good luck I hope this is helpful!
What is a batch of cream cheese??? 8 or 16 ounces???
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Wonderful fruit pizza and fun to make . Making a cream cheese frosting takes it over the top .I used a pizza pan with perforations and when I do it again I will line pan with parchment as cookie dough leaked out 🙃Definitely a keeper!!!
By the way, this recipe is nowhere near 102 calories for 1/8 of the pizza. I added everything I did including the cookie crust, frosting, and fruit, and it turned out being about 450 calories. I used a couple different things, but still… BIG DIFFERENCE!!
Looks Good!!! Thanks for sharing. I always do the same, and share amazing recipes on my blog everyday.
For the cream cheese frosting, I also add a bag of white chocolate chips..melt CAREFULLY in microwave. Watch it closely during melting, it burns easily. Or you can also use a double boiler, or boil water in a saucepan, then put a bowl on the pan to melt the chips. Glass or metal bowl.
I have made this for years, with a couple differences. 1st, I don’t get fancy with the placement of fruit, I like getting a bite of all the fruit in one bite, so I don’t arrange it.
2nd, I make a glaze to pour over top. It adds a little punch of sweetness and tartness.
I make it from pineapple juice, some water and corn starch for thickening..Boil all 3 ingredients till thickened, then let cool. Pour over the fruit. It also kinda seals the fruits that can turn brown, like peaches slices, bananas, etc. You can email or text me if interested in my process..
Your glaze sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!