This easy fruit pizza recipe can be made with refrigerated or homemade cookie dough! Spread with a sweet cream cheese topping, cool whip, or yogurt and top with fresh fruit!
When it comes to summer snacks, there is nothing better than a fresh and colorful fruit pizza. You can use so many different kinds of fresh fruit and it’s so fun to design the top!
I’ve got some secrets on how to design an extra pretty top that’s still easy to pull slices from. Keep reading!
What is Fruit Pizza
- Fruit pizza is a sweet snack that typically includes a sugar cookie crust. This crust can be homemade, or prepared from a tube of refrigerated dough or packaged dough mix.
- A layer of cream cheese frosting or cool whip is then added. You can also use yogurt for a healthier twist.
- Finally, a variety of colorful fruits are placed on top of the “pizza” prior to serving.
Fruit Topping Ideas
Perfect Fruit Choices Include:
- Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, mango, nectarines, peaches, mandarin oranges, kiwi, maraschino cherries, pitted cherries, grapes, blackberries.
Avoid fruits that brown shortly after being sliced:
- Apples, pears, bananas.
- Preparing the crust for fruit pizza is easy to do 1-2 days ahead of time. The toppings need to be added just before serving.
- Once the crust has fully cooled, cover it completely with parchment paper.
- Store it at room temperature for a few hours, or up to 2 days.
- Wait on adding the toppings until ready to serve.
How Long is Fruit Pizza Good For?
- Fruit Pizza is definitely best if eaten with 1-2 hours of serving.
- Leftovers can be covered and refrigerated overnight but won’t taste as fresh.
- If you anticipate leftovers, place any sliced fruit on a paper towel first to remove as much excess moisture as possible.
How to Make it
Bake the sugar cookie crust and let it cool completely.
Top with cream cheese spread. Use a pizza cutter to cut into slices before you add the fruit. Slide the pieces back into place to form a tight circle.
Arrange fruit over the top in any design you want.
Use a paring knife to slice the pieces of fruit that overlap from one slice to another so that the arrangement stays in place when slices are pulled out. Serve!
Homemade Sugar Cookie Crust
- I’m usually in a hurry and like to use refrigerated dough or a bag of cookie mix, but if you have the time to whip up a homemade batch, check out the notes section for an easy recipe.
- You can chill the dough for 1-2 days before baking it as well!
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- 16 oz. tube refrigerated cookie dough, *see notes
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 cups fresh fruit. , I used strawberries, blueberries, mango, raspberries, blackberries, nectarines, and grapes.
- 1 Sprig fresh mint, to garnish.
Bake Sugar Cookie Crust
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a 14-inch pizza pan with parchment paper. (Or grease the pan if you don’t have parchment.)
- Spread the cookie dough over the pan, leaving at least 1 inch of space around the edges. A rolling pin helps makes the top smoother.
- Bake the crust for 16-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Let the crust cool completely, at least 30 minutes.
Prepare Cream Cheese Topping
- Beat the softened cream cheese in a large bowl until completely smooth. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth and well-combined.
- Carefully lift up each end of the parchment paper and slide the pizza crust onto the surface that it will be served on.
- Spread an even layer of cream cheese topping over the top of the crust.
- Use a pizza cutter to create the slices now, before you add the fruit. Slide the slices back into place to form a tight circle.
- Create a fun design using the fruit, don’t be afraid to let the fruit overlap from one slice to another.
- Once your design is complete, use a thin knife, (such as a paring knife), to carefully slice the fruit that is overlapping in between slices to make it easier for slices to be removed without disrupting the design.
- Top with fresh mint and serve!
If using frozen fruit, be sure to thaw and drain them before topping the pizza with it. Other fruit ideas include: Mandarin oranges, kiwi, sliced peaches, maraschino cherries, and pitted cherries.
Storage: Fruit Pizza is definitely best if eaten with an hour or two of serving. Leftovers can be covered and chilled overnight but won’t taste as fresh. If you anticipate leftovers, place any sliced fruit on a paper towel prior to topping to remove as much excess moisture as possible.
Homemade Sugar Cookie Crust:• 1/2 cup butter, softened
• 3/4 cup sugar
• 1 large egg
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 1/4 cups flour
• 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt Mix the 1st four wet ingredients together with an electric mixer until well-combined. Add the remaining 3 dry ingredients and mix until combined.
Chill for 30 minutes or more prior to using. Sugar cookie crust recipe source: Pinch of Yum.