Fruit pizza might sound strange, but it is actually a really tasty, sweet treat that is perfect for dessert or as an especially delicious fruity breakfast.
There are many pizza purists in the world, those that argue for the sanctity of the definition of a pizza to be nothing more than bread, tomato, and cheese.
However, if you are willing to open your mind and accept some alternative dessert-like viewpoints, a fruit pizza might be a great first step away from complete pizza purity!
This recipe makes a sweet sugar cookie crust that is then loaded up with cream cheese and fruit to make something as decadent as a cake, yet with all the delightful appearance of a pizza; what’s not to like?
Fruit Pizza Ingredients
Make sure you look at the recipe card at the very bottom for the exact amounts you need to make this.
• Salted butter
• Confectioners’ sugar
• Granulated sugar
• Vanilla extract
• All-purpose flour
Cream Cheese Filling
• Cream cheese
• Confectioner’s sugar
• Kiwi fruit
• Large strawberries
• Pineapple chunks
How To Make Fruit Pizza
• Lightly grease a pizza pan
• In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, both sugars, egg, and vanilla extract until combined
• Mix in the flour and mix until a dough forms, and then press into the bottom of the prepared pizza pan
• Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until golden brown
• In a separate large bowl, beat together the filling ingredients, adding more sugar as needed
• Once the crust has totally cooled, spread the cream cheese mixture over top and chill for 30 minutes
• Slice your fruit and then place on paper towels to absorb extra moisture
• Top the pizza with your fruit of choice, slice, and serve
How to Prevent Your Fruit Pizza From Getting Soggy
Fruit pizza is the perfect combination of tangy and sweet, but the potential problem with it is the threat of ending up with a soggy pizza.
The cream cheese layer helps, but most fruit that you would want to put on a pizza also has the problem of being pretty juicy. However, you don’t have to resign yourself to losing your crisp cookie crust on your pizza.
To help keep it dry, make sure to pat your fruit dry using some paper towels after you slice them. This will get rid of any extra moisture on top of the cream cheese layer, and should help keep everything crispy.
Types of Fruit to Use on Your Fruit Pizza
This recipe for fruit pizza uses a mix of kiwis, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and pineapple to create a sort of summer fruit medley pizza. However, if that fruit selection isn't to your taste, feel free to experiment and do something different!
You could go for something more autumnal with apples and pears, or go the tropical route with more pineapple, plus a few mango and papaya slices as well instead of the berries.
Use whatever fruits you enjoy the most, but just make sure to get rid of any excess moisture – too much can definitely ruin this recipe.
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- Prep Time
- 20 minutes
- Cook Time
- 10 minutes
- 10 slices
- Karlynn Johnston
Cookie Pizza Crust
- 2/3 cup salted butter softened and at room temp
- 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Cream Cheese Filling
- 12 ounces cream cheese softened and at room temp
- 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2-3 kiwi fruit sliced into circles
- 1/2 cup blueberries washed and dried
- 6-10 large strawberries washed, hulled and sliced
- 1 small can pineapple chunks drained well or fresh pineapple
- 1 large mango peeled and diced
- Preheat your oven to 350 °F. Lightly grease a 14 inch pizza pan and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, two types of sugars, egg, and vanilla extract until combined. Mix in the flour and mix until a dough forms. Press into the bottom of the prepared pizza pan.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown. Remove and cool in the pan.
- In a large bowl with a hand mixer, or using a stand mixer, beat the filling ingredients together. Tastes test, and add more confectioner's sugar if desired. You can make this layer as sweet or as tangy as you like!
- Once the crust has cooled, spread the cream cheese mixture over top. Chill for 30 minutes. While this is chilling prepare your fruit.
- To prepare the fruit, once you have sliced it, lay it on paper towels to absorb any excess moisture, This will help keep the pizza from getting too soggy!
- Once the cream cheese has chilled, arrange the fruit in the pattern of your choice over the top. Slice and serve!
- Try to dry the fruit as much as you can before placing in onto the cream cheese layer. Do this by laying them on sheets of paper towels to absorb any excess juice.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.