Several of you commented on my ”Summer begins with some red, white, and blue” post that you loved the fruit pizza that I took a picture of on my patriotic table.
I promised in the comments to share the recipe so here it is!
We had a college/career class volleyball night after church last night so it was the perfect opportunity for me to make another one to show you. Plus strawberries are 99¢ and kiwi’s are $1.19/6 at Aldi this week – bonus!
A fruit pizza is pretty simple to make. The base of the fruit pizza is a sugar cookie, topped with a cream cheese mixture as the sauce, and cut up fruit of your choice are the pizza “toppings.”
Now you can use whatever you want for the sugar cookie – a sugar cookie mix, refrigerated sugar cookie dough, or make your sugar cookie dough from scratch. I have done it all ways BUT after Laine posted her chewy sugar cookie recipe that is my favorite to use!
So go check out Laine’s sugar cookie recipe – I promise you won’t regret it! I made a round pizza this time and only needed 1/2 of the sugar cookie dough (the other half is in the fridge for another fruit pizza or just to bake up as cookies – yum! If I don’t eat the dough before it can get baked )
I rolled out 1/2 of the dough onto a round pizza stone. You can also bake it in a pizza pan or even in a 13×9 pan – just depends on the shape you want or the pans you have. You will have to bake it a few minutes longer than a regular cookie – just watch it as the size of your pan will totally determine that.
Tip: If you are baking it on a stone make sure you leave more room at the edge for the cookie to spread out while baking. . . or you will be cleaning my oven like I am today – whoops!
So after I trimmed off the excess I moved it to a platter so I could start topping it!
Prepare the cream cheese mixture while the cookie is cooling. Beat the softened cream cheese and 1 cup powdered sugar. I usually don’t measure the sugar (yes, I am one of those type cooks! ) But I did measure yesterday and used about 1 cup of sugar. I also added a little vanilla and lemon juice – but that is completely optional.
Spread it onto the cooled cookie – (LOVE using my angled spatula I told you about in my post for this!)
All ready for the fruit!
You can top it however you want! For my patriotic pizza, I used strawberries and bananas (tossed in some lemon juice so they wouldn’t brown) for the “stripes” and blueberries for the “blue” part of the flag.
For this round pizza I used strawberries, blueberries (from my freezer which is why they look a little mushy), kiwi, mandarin oranges, and bananas. Those 5 toppings are my favorite but you can use any that you want – raspberries, blackberries, peaches, pineapple – any kind of “soft fruit”.
And you can arrange it any way you want!
Sprinkle it on or arrange it in rows or make it look like a flower. Google “fruit pizza image” or search fruit pizza on Pinterest for lots of ideas of how to “decorate” it.
I also love this idea of doing mini or individual fruit pizzas made on regular size sugar cookies – perfect for a shower or party.
And I also love this idea of a ”Fruit pizza bar” where everyone tops their own cookie!
So get creative, have fun, and most of all enjoy it! Fruit pizza is simple, yummy, and the perfect summer dessert!
- Sugar cookie dough (refrigerated dough, mix, or from scratch)
- 1 block cream cheese
- 1/2 – 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla (opt.)
- 1 tsp. lemon juice (opt.)
- Various fruit for toppings – strawberries, kiwi, blueberries, bananas, mandarin oranges, etc.
Prepare and press/roll sugar cookie dough on a round pizza pan or in a 13×9 dish. Bake according to directions (may have to bake a few minutes longer.)
Beat softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, lemon juice until smooth. Spread onto cooled cookie crust.
Cut up fruit into slices and arrange as you wish on top of the cream cheese layer.
Keep refrigerated and enjoy!
And I have a question for you – I know a lot of you come here to gain ideas for DIY projects, crafts, yard sale finds, spray paint makeovers and such. BUT we all have to eat in between doing all those projects! So I am thinking of doing a mini series this summer sharing one recipe each week. Probably lots of summer recipes – ideas for grilling, lots of fresh veggies and fruit recipes, dips, fresh salsa, things like that??
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