This easy fruit pizza recipe can be made with refrigerated or homemade cookie dough that's topped with cream cheese frosting or cool whip and your favorite fresh fruits.
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
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 pairing 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!
*You can also use 1 (17.5 oz.) package sugar cookie mix, plus the additional ingredients noted on the back of the package. (Eggs, Butter, Flour). If you do this, leave 2 inches of space around the edges and bake at 375° for 16-20 minutes.
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.
Calories: 445kcal, Carbohydrates: 62g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 37mg, Sodium: 262mg, Potassium: 228mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 43g, Vitamin A: 760IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 38mg, Iron: 2mg