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Fruit Pizza Recipe

The BEST summer dessert that’s topped with fresh fruit and has a soft sugar cookie crust. Super simple to make and always a hit. You’ll absolutely love this easy fruit pizza!

Piece of fruit pizza on a white plate.
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Easy Fruit Pizza

This is one of my all-time favorite fruit desserts. The sugar cookie crust topped with the cream cheese frosting and fresh fruit is absolute perfection. It’s tastes likes a mix between a fruit tart and a sugar cookie bar and is so, so delicious!

We LOVE fruit pizza around here! I mean, is anything better than a cookie pizza?? I don’t think so! While I love a warm chocolate chip cookie pizza, I have to say that fruit pizza is my absolute favorite. It’s the perfect dessert for long summer days and is SO yummy! 

You can use a homemade recipe for the dough, but I’ve found the premade dough is easy and tastes great. My kind of recipe! ;) There’s so many different ways to make this dessert unique. Just add your favorite fruits and designs to make it perfect for your family!

Fruit pizza with berries, kiwi, oranges and raspberries.

Favorite Fruit for Topping

You can use any type of fruit for this recipe! Below are some of my favorites:

  • Strawberries
  • Kiwi
  • Mandarin oranges
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Bananas
  • Mangoes
  • Grapes
  • Pineapple
  • Peaches

This is totally up to you! I typically use premade Pillsbury sugar cookie dough because it’s super easy and convenient, but you could definitely make your own sugar cookie dough too. It will just take a little bit longer, but taste oh so delicious! You could even make a graham cracker crust if preferred.

Sugar cookie crust in a pizza pan.

How to Make Fruit Pizza

Sugar cookie crust. To get started, lightly grease a round pizza pan with non-stick spray. Press the dough into the pan. You’ll want the crust about 1/8 inch thick. Pierce the dough a couple times with a fork. Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes, until edges are lightly golden. Then let cool completely.

Cream cheese frosting. While the crust is baking, make the cream cheese frosting. In a large bowl, whip together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Then fold in the cool whip. Once the cookie crust has cooled, spread the frosting evenly on top using a spatula.

Fruit topping. Now it’s time to top with your favorite fruit! We love to use raspberries, strawberries, mandarin oranges, kiwi, bananas, cherry pie filling, peach pie filling, etc. If using canned fruit, make sure to drain any excess liquid so the crust doesn’t get soggy. It’s so fun to create unique designs and make it super pretty. :)

Sugar cookie crust in a pizza pan with cream cheese frosting on top.

Modifications

  • Try adding toasted coconut for a tropical feel.
  • Add food coloring to the frosting to make it the desired color you want.
  • Drizzle with a yummy fruit glaze or honey for extra sweetness.
  • For a thicker frosting that’s more rich, omit the cool whip and make classic cream cheese frosting.
  • Can also be turned into individual fruit pizza cookies or bars.

Make in Advance

You can bake the crust and prepare the frosting ahead of time if preferred. Wrap the crust with plastic wrap to keep fresh and then store the frosting in an airtight container in the fridge. Then when ready to prepare, spread the frosting on top and add the diced fruit.

Sugar cookie fruit pizza with strawberries, kiwi, mandarin oranges and raspberries.

Make a Patriotic Flag Fruit Pizza!

If you’re looking for a festive Memorial Day or 4th of July dessert, try turning this dessert into a flag. We’ve made this 4th of July fruit pizza many times and it’s so fun and celebratory. Makes the perfect patriotic dessert!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 9×13 or 15″ rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  2. Press cookie dough into baking sheet, then pierce a couple times with a fork.
  3. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until edges are lightly golden. Let cool.
  4. Spread frosting on top and decorate with blueberries for the stars and strawberries for the stripes.

TIP: If you want to make the actual number of stars and stripes, you may want to try doubling the recipe and baking in a big sheet pan.

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Fruit Pizza Recipe

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
The BEST summer dessert that's topped with fresh fruit and has a soft sugar cookie crust. Super simple to make and always a hit. You'll absolutely love this easy fruit pizza!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 12

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound package premade Pillsbury sugar cookie dough , can also use homemade
  • 8 ounces cool whip , softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Fruit topping:

  • 15 ounce can mandarin oranges
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 15 ounce can pineapple

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a round glass pizza pan.
  • Press the dough into the pan, about 1/8 inch thick. Pierce several times with a fork.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until edges are lightly golden. Let cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, whip together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Then fold in cool whip.
  • Once crust has cooled, spread frosting evenly over sugar cookie with a spatula. Top with your favorite fruit and enjoy!

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Notes

  • I use premade sugar cookie dough for convenience, however homemade cookie dough works great too.
  • Feel free to substitute any of the fruit toppings with mango, blackberries, grapes, bananas and more.
 
To make a flag fruit pizza:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 9×13 or 15″ rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  2. Press cookie dough into baking sheet, then pierce a couple times with a fork.
  3. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until edges are lightly golden. Let cool.
  4. Spread frosting on top and decorate with blueberries for the stars and strawberries for the stripes.
 
TIP: If you want to make the actual number of stars and stripes, you may want to try doubling the recipe and baking in a big sheet pan.

Nutrition

Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 351mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 73mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1.4mg

Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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