This Fruit Pizza is one of those classic summer desserts that is liked by everyone. Lots of fruit in a bed of cream cheese whipped cream topping, all on a chewy sugar cookie crust. A great dessert for outdoor summer gatherings!

fruit pizza.

Fruit pizza is the all-time favorite hot-weather dessert for July fourth and summer parties. With each bite, you get a soft sugar cookie, creamy cream cheese/whipped cream topping, and juicy fruit. What more could you ask for?

Five great things about Fruit Pizza

  • Super easy to make
  • Great recipe for kids to help
  • So versatile…use any fruit you want to use
  • Great for outdoor get togethers (the topping holds up great for hours)
  • Very festive for holidays such as July 4th
A slice of fruit pizza.

The sugar cookie crust

The sugar cookie crust is soft and buttery. It gets mixed, refrigerated, then patted into a round pizza pan. Then it gets baked for about 17 minutes, just until it’s a light golden brown. This giant sugar cookie is crisp and sturdy on the outside, yet soft on the inside. It’s plenty sturdy enough to support all that topping and fruit.

The topping

The topping is made with cream cheese, sugar, and freshly whipped heavy whipping cream. It will remind you of a delicious fruit dip, and the combination makes for a more sturdy topping then using just cream cheese or whipped cream. It will hold up for hours sitting out.

Simply whip up the topping and spread it over the cooled sugar cookie crust. Then have fun adding your choice of fruits on top.

Fruit pizza.

Easy steps for making Fruit Pizza

  1. Make the sugar cookie dough: Mix the sugar cookie dough and place it in the fridge for about an hour to chill. If it’s too warm, it will spread too much and go up and over the sides, and we want a thicker bottom crust.
  2. Bake the crust: Bake the crust until it’s just lightly browned around the edges, then place it in the fridge to cool completely before adding the topping.
  3. Make the topping: The topping is made of cream cheese, whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Whip whipping cream and set aside. Then whip the cream cheese until smooth and add the remaining ingredients. Spread on the cooled sugar cookie crust.
  4. Fruit: Add the fruits of your choice to decorate the top.
A slice of fruit pizza with a bite out.

More summer desserts you might like…

Mini Cheesecakes

No-Bake Red White & Blue Cheesecake

Key Lime Pie

Strawberry Glaze Pie

Strawberry Chiffon Pie

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Fruit pizza.

Fruit Pizza

  • Author: Cindy @mycountrytable
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 17 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 17 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This fruit pizza is one of those classic summer desserts that is liked by everyone. Lots of fruit in a bed of cream cheese whipped cream topping, all on a chewy sugar cookie crust.


Ingredients

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SUGAR COOKIE CRUST

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spoon & leveled
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

TOPPING

  • 8ounce full-fat cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Assorted fresh fruit

Instructions

SUGAR COOKIE CRUST

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt & cornstarch, and set aside.
  2. In a larger bowl, add the butter and mix on high speed with a hand mixer until the butter is light and creamy, about 1 minute. Add the sugar, and mix on medium to high speed until it’s smooth again. Add the egg and vanilla and mix to combine, about 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low speed until all the dry ingredients are incorporated. Don’t overmix.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a round 12-inch pizza pan.
  5. Using your hand, press the dough evenly across the pizza pan, stopping at the edges. Do not spread the dough  up the sides of the pan. Bake for approximately 15 to 18 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned. (my oven took 17 minutes).  Do not overbake the crust. You want the result to be a slightly chewy crust. Cool the crust completely before adding the topping. I refrigerated mine while making the topping and prepping the fruit.

TOPPING

  1. Add the cream cheese to a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer. Using the whisk attachment, mix the cream cheese on high speed until it’s very light and creamy. Transfer the cream cheese to a small bowl and set aside. Add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, salt, and vanilla to the same large mixing bowl. Place an old towel over the stand mixer and mix on high speed until the whipping cream is stiff. Add the cream cheese back to the bowl and mix on low speed until it’s incorporated with the whipping cream. Don’t overmix.
  2. Spread the topping evenly over the sugar cookie crust. Arrange whole or sliced fruit over the topping. Slice and serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Notes

  • If you’re not planning to serve the fruit pizza until the following day, I suggest not adding the fruit until then. If you’re adding sliced bananas, don’t add them until you’re ready to serve.
  • Use your choice of fruit. I used strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, and grapes. I sometimes add bananas too.
  • Make sure your fruit is rinsed and drained well.

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