Thursday, April 22, 2021

Fruit Pizza

Fruit pizza is a refreshing dessert. A sweet chewy cookie crust, smeared with a cream cheese/cool whip frosting and topped with juicy fresh fruit. It really doesn't get much better than that!

It's a great make ahead treat. Simply mix up the cookie crust and bake. Once cool, spread on the "frosting" and top with sliced fruit.

Fruit pizza is perfect for potlucks because it makes a lot. It's become one of my go-to desserts to bring to gatherings. I always receive compliments and requests for the recipe. And you will too!

Traditionally fruit pizza is round and made on a pizza pan. This recipe would make two round pizzas. Since I only have one pizza pan, I opt to make it all on one large cookie sheet. I think it's easier to serve that way as well.

fruit pizza


FRUIT PIZZA

Last fall I made two large pans of this fruit pizza for one of the weekly dinners for my son's football team. The other parents raved about it, and snuck pieces before it was time to serve the boys. I was curious if the boys would like it as well. Not a single piece was left at the end of the night! I think they liked it. 

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INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR FRUIT PIZZA

For quantities, see the recipe section at the bottom of the article.
  • butter
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • almond extract
  • flour
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • cream cheese
  • cool whip
  • powdered sugar
  • sliced fruit

Fruit options for fruit pizza (best when cut into bite sized pieces)

I prefer fruits that don't brown easily. The pizza will stay fresh longer and continue to look appetizing. 
  • strawberries
  • kiwi
  • mandarin oranges
  • raspberries
  • blueberries
  • pineapple
  • grapes
Other fruits that are delicious, but need to be added right before serving to avoid browning.
  • peaches
  • bananas
  • mangos
 
square of fruit pizza with mandarin orange, strawberry and kiwi

HELPFUL KITCHEN TOOLS

HOW TO MAKE FRUIT PIZZA

Fruit pizza is one of the easiest ways to make a dessert for a large gathering. It makes a lot and is easy to pre-cut for easy self-serving.
  1. Make cookie dough and press into a cookie sheet or pizza pans.
  2. Bake and cool.
  3. Frost with a cream cheese and cool whip mixture. 
  4. Top with slices of your favorite fruit.

MORE FRUIT DESSERTS

Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza

Servings: 35
Author: Rachel
Prep time: 30 MinCook time: 12 MinTotal time: 42 Min
A cookie crust, cool whip/cream cheese filling and sliced fruit, fruit pizza is a delicious and refreshing dessert.

Ingredients

Sugar Cookie Crust
  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 5 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
Topping
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 12 oz. cool whip, thawed
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • sliced fruit

Instructions

Sugar Cookie Crust
  1. Cream together butter and sugar. 
  2. Mix in the eggs, vanilla and almond extract.
  3. Add the flour salt and baking soda. Stir just until combined.
  4. Spread onto a large greased baking sheet, or two greased pizza pans.
  5. Bake at 375 for 12-13 minutes.
  6. Let cool completely before adding the topping and fruit.
Topping
  1. Mix the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.
  2. Gently stir in the cool whip.
  3. Spread over cooled cookie crust.
  4. Top with sliced fruit.
  5. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Notes:

Many fruits will work for fruit pizza. I like to use fruits that don't brown once sliced. That way, the leftovers still looks appetizing. If you choose to use fruits that brown easily, add them immediately before serving.

  • strawberries
  • kiwi
  • mandarin oranges
  • raspberries
  • blueberries
  • pineapple
  • grapes
  • peaches (add right before serving)
  • banana (add right before serving)
  • mangos (add right before serving)


Leftovers should be stored in the refrigerator.



Calories

214.30

Fat (grams)

8.73

Sat. Fat (grams)

5.82

Carbs (grams)

31.49

Fiber (grams)

0.58

Net carbs

30.92

Sugar (grams)

17.57

Protein (grams)

2.83

Sodium (milligrams)

121.89

Cholesterol (grams)

36.03

Nutritional information is automatically generated and is not guaranteed to be correct.

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2 comments :

  1. Yummy! You should try this on a brownie base too, delish! I can't wait to try this version. I love fresh fruit in my dessert. Somehow it just seems like less calories, hehe.
    Thanks for sharing
    Michelle

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