Yummy Fruit Pizza!

fruit pizza

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.
DSC_1271

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!  Smile

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 Winking smile)

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.

DSC_0045

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! Smile

DSC_0047

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! Winking smile ) 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!)

DSC_0171

All ready for the fruit!

DSC_0052

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.

DSC_1271

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”.

DSC_0055

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. Smile

DSC_0057

I also love this idea of doing mini or individual fruit pizzas made on regular size sugar cookies – perfect for a shower or party.

Pinned Image

And I also love this idea of a ”Fruit pizza bar” where everyone tops their own cookie!individual fruit pizza

(Idea found here.)

So get creative, have fun, and most of all enjoy it!  Fruit pizza is simple, yummy, and the perfect summer dessert!

yummy fruit pizzaFruit pizza

  • 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!

 

[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:1]

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! Smile  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??

Anyone interested?

{cj}

Sometimes I link up to these wonderful parties:

Sarahndipities, Skip to my Lou, Today’s Creative Blog, How to Nest for Less, Home Stories A to Z, Apron Thrift Girl, Tools are for women too, Not just a Housewife, A bowl full of lemons, Uncommon Designs Online, Someday Crafts, No Minimalist Here,Somewhat Simple, 36th Avenue, Sew Much Ado, The Style Sisters, The Thrifty Home, Domestically Speaking, House of Hepworths, The Shabby Creek Cottage, Weekend Blogging party at Serenity Now, Home Happy Home, Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, The Girl Creative, Miss Mustard Seed, Chic on a Shoestring Decorating, Remodelaholic, The Lettered Cottage, Before and after party at Thrifty Decor Chick, Pinterest Challenge at Young House Love

Comments

  1. When I saw the fruit pizza in your other post I was one of the people who requested that you share the recipe. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. It looks delicious. I am going to try it soon. I would really be interested in the recipe mini-series you mentioned. I love your ideas and I am sure I will love your recipes.

    • Christina says:

      You are so welcome, Kim! Thanks for asking for me to share it!

      And I think I am going to go ahead with sharing some summer recipes – so look for that each week! 🙂

  2. Kelly Palmer says:

    Thanks for sharing your fruit pizza recipe. I am on a very restricted diet due to health issues so I can’t eat this myself, but we are expecting a lot of company (kids and grand kids) over the summer so I will definitely be making this for them. It looks sooo yummy 🙂

  3. That looks so delicious! I make fruit pizza with my cookie dough recipe and we love it as well. Thanks for sharing! =)
    Laine recently posted..Hello, Monday! {the dishwasher exploded edition}My Profile

  4. Kathy in NC says:

    OMGosh !! I LOVE the little mini fruit bar !!! I will be stealing this idea over the summer!! Your photos are getting better and better…hope you’re keeping them for a BOOK one day Christina!

    • Christina says:

      isn’t that a neat idea??! I love it too! Can’t wait to do it! 🙂

      Thanks for the photo compliment! yes I do keep them – not sure what I will do with them! 🙂 But I do plan to print some of my nieces/nephew and some of my flower ones and add them to my gallery wall! 😉

  5. I LOVE fruit pizza and will check out the sugar cookie recipe by Laine. Have you ever had fruit pizza with a brownie crust? ummm, it’s really good too.
    Oh yes! I would love it if you shared recipes along with your DIY projects. I vote yes!
    Donna
    Donna recently posted..Winter White and BlueMy Profile

  6. Oh I love the idea of mini fruit pizzas! We’re hosting VBS two days this month, and these will make a perfect snack. Thanks!
    Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.com recently posted..What To Buy In June For Big SavingsMy Profile

  7. My mom used to make this. I never have though, so thanks for the reminder. My kids would love it. I love the mini idea as well. 😉
    Heather @ Thrifty Stories recently posted..Celebrating LifeMy Profile

    • Christina says:

      oh wow! I have made this forever! and yes, your kids would love it! It is perfect for a church fellowship dessert too!

  8. I have to admit I have never had fruit pizza before. It looks delicious but I have been scared to try it. Who is scared of fruit?? lol. I may add this of things to do this year. It looks great!

    Stopping by from the modge podge group 🙂

    Ginger
    Ginger recently posted..New & Coming Soon: Top 5 for June 5, 2012My Profile

  9. Susy C. says:

    Yum! Yes on miniseries. Need help in kitchen.

Speak Your Mind

*

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.