Did you say fruit pizza? This yummy summer time treat is one of my family’s favorite treats. This fruit pizza starts with a slightly doughy sugar cookie crust, a generous layer of cream cheese frosting, and topped with your favorite seasonal fruit.
Although you can certainly make this mouthwatering dessert anytime of year, it’s especially great as a refreshing summer treat. I make it every year as we celebrate the Fourth of July, and again and again all summer long. A couple notes: I prefer using my own sugar cookie recipe as the crust FOUND HERE. Although in a bind, my fall back dough is a couple of Pillsburry pre-made dough tubes.
I use an 18×13 rimmed baking sheet18×13 rimmed baking sheet and fill it till the sugar cookie dough is about 1/3″ thick. Whatever you do, DO NOT USE PRE-MADE FROSTING OUT OF A CAN. My homemade cream cheese frosting with a hint of almond extract really takes this treat to another level. I use my exact sugar cookie recipe and frosting already found on my blog. For this treat, I just half the recipe specifically for the size of pizza (exact proportions shown below).
Fruit pizza is such an easy dessert to make. You just layer the fruit slices in a pretty pattern, and I swear, people will think you are straight-up Martha Stewart. Including yourself. For a patriotic version, make a flag pattern or blue and red stripes.
Somehow the intentionally under baked sugar cookie + cream cheese frosting does IN FACT taste better WITH neatly sliced fresh fruit on top!
How to Make Fruit Pizza-A Favorite Summertime treat
PREHEAT oven to 325 degrees F.
ROLL out the sugar cookie dough in an 18×13 rimmed baking sheet. Make sure the dough covers the entire bottom and meets each edge and corner. ‘Approx. 1/3″ thick. *If it’s a dark baking sheet, line with parchment paper to prevent burning on the bottom. I use THIS baking sheet. It’s my favorite.
Bake for 20-22 minutes. Let cool completely while making cream cheese frosting and slicing fruit
Spread a generous layer of cream cheese frosting covering entire pan of cookie crust.
Decorate the top with your favorite seasonal fruit. My favorites are: strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, mangos, mandarin oranges, and raspberries. To create this exact pizza design, I used 1 carton of strawberries sliced, 1 carton of blueberries, and 4 kiwis peeled and sliced in halves.
Refrigerate till ready to serve. Cut in approx. 3″ squares to serve.
Fruit Pizza- Summer Treat Recipe
Sugar cookie crust
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1.5 tsp almond extract
- 2.5 tsp baking powder
- 3 cups flour
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 package cream cheese, softened
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 3/4 pounds powdered sugar