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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.

For some more traditional pizza recipes, why not try and make this Simple Pizza Dough Recipe or learn How to Make Campfire Pizza instead?

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Fruit Pizza

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?  

ingredients for a fruit pizza

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

• Egg

• Vanilla extract

• All-purpose flour

 Cream Cheese Filling

• Cream cheese

• Confectioner’s sugar

• Vanilla

Fruit Topping

• Kiwi fruit

• Blueberries

• Large strawberries

• Pineapple chunks

• Mango

top down shot of a complete fruit pizza

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  

lifting a slice of fruit pizza with a cake lifter

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.

fruit pizza on a white plate with a slice taken out of it

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.

Looking for more delicious Dessert recipes? Try these out:

Cream Cheese Pineapple Pie

Cinnamon Spice Upside Down Apple Cake

Lemon Cherry Crunch Cake

Enjoy! This is a real kid pleaser, let me tell you! Have fun with this one!

Love,

Karlynn

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Fruit Pizza

Fruit pizza is an amazing dessert pizza that has a shortbread crust, a cream cheese layer, then layers of delicious fresh fruit!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Course
Dessert
Cuisine
American
Servings
10 slices
Calories
571
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
  

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

Fruit Toppings

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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!

Recipe Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 571kcal, Carbohydrates: 69g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 111mg, Sodium: 284mg, Potassium: 430mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 45g, Vitamin A: 1442IU, Vitamin C: 79mg, Calcium: 89mg, Iron: 2mg

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.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Monica says

    This is OLD SCHOOL I’ve been making this 30 + years. It never fails to be a winner, and you can use any fruit you wish, and for a prettier crust try a flaǹ pan. ✌

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