The classic, crowd-pleasing Fruit Pizza has a cookie dough crust, dreamy cream cheese frosting and a colorful top layer of fruit and a tasty glaze. Let your creative side shine while decorating your pizza and enjoy popping a bite of fresh fruit into your mouth. Great appetizer/dessert for parties of any kind, any time of the year!
Don’t you love recipes that can be served any time of the year and that always make people swoon? Fruit Pizza is one of those recipes. I see this dessert/appetizer/party food at summer parties just as often as I see them at holiday gatherings. The cookie crust in this recipe is my FAVORITE and the cream cheese frosting will cause a little yelp to slip out of your mouth. Get as creative as you wish with the fruit! You can go the rainbow route or just pick and choose a few favorites and come up with fun designs on the cookie. The glaze on the top adds an extra touch of delicious sweetness and helps the fruit to stay shiny and fresh!
MAKING FRUIT PIZZA VIDEO – IT’S FUN!
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WHAT FRUIT TO PUT ON FRUIT PIZZA
As one who enjoys creating pretty things, this is my favorite part. Fruit is so colorful and gorgeous! I tend to try recreating the rainbow, so I like using strawberries, raspberries, mandarin oranges, pineapple, kiwi, grapes, blueberries and blackberries. Fruit that browns easily (such as apples and bananas) might not be the best choice for fruit pizza, but if you use them be sure to dunk them in lemon water first.
Now you know what fruit you want to work with, start creating your pizza!
STEP-BY-STEP IN HOW TO MAKE A FRUIT PIZZA
MAKE THE COOKIE CRUST
In a medium bowl, combine the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until creamy and free of lumps. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Gradually add to the butter mixture and beat until combined. Form dough into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 12- or 13-inch pizza pan with cooking spray. Spread the cookie dough into an even layer on the prepared pan, going all the way to the edges. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool.
PREPARE THE FROSTING
In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and milk. Using the whisk attachments, beat on medium-high speed for 3 minutes.
MAKE THE GLAZE
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, orange juice, lemon juice and cornstarch. Bring to a boil, then reduce to medium-low heat and simmer for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let cool.
ASSEMBLE THE PIZZA
Spread the frosting in an even layer over the cookie. Top with assorted fruit and brush the glaze over the top. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Just before serving, cut into slices!
TOPPING IDEAS FOR YOUR PIZZA
Other than my glaze, change up your fruit pizza with one of these options!
HOW TO MAKE FRUIT PIZZA AHEAD OF TIME
Since fruit pizza is basically THE BEST party food, I am happy to tell you that yes! It can definitely be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to one day and still be fresh and ready for the party! Be sure to wrap it in plastic wrap first.
You can also prepare your crust and cover it tightly with saran wrap on the counter a day ahead of time. Same with your cream cheese frosting – this is easily prepared in advance and saved for a day! Simply put it together the day you’re ready to serve!
A FEW NOTES ABOUT FRUIT PIZZA:
Replace the cookie crust with pre-made sugar cookie dough for an even easier recipe!
If you have glaze leftovers, don’t throw them. Drizzle it over the pizza just before serving!
Change things up by rolling out the dough and using 4-inch round cookie cutters to create mini fruit pizzas! Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees, or until edges are very lightly golden.
HOW TO CUT A PINEAPPLE
See the below video for visual instructions on how to most efficiently cut a pineapple. You can find written instructions here!
ENJOY FRESH FRUIT THAT IS IN SEASON WITH THESE RECIPES:
I know so many people who make fruit pizza a staple at holiday parties and celebrations. What are your favorite holiday recipes? A few of mine include: Antipasto Skewers, Spinach Artichoke Dip and 7-Layer Taco Dip
Speaking of the holidays, putting together a baking list is on my agenda today. I love holiday baking almost more than I love Fall! Alllmost.
Enjoy your day and week and thank you so very much for being here!