Fruit Pizza – A Favorite Family Recipe

Our Favorite Desserts

This recipe is one of my favorite dessert recipes! Although it has several steps, it’s easy and fun to make and is always a big hit at parties.

Fruit Pizza Recipe

Ingredients:

1 pkg Sugar Cookie Dough
1 (8 oz) Cream Cheese, softened
¼ C Confectioner Sugar
1 (8 oz) carton Frozen Whipped Topping, thawed
Assorted Fruit (selection is up to you)
–       1 can (11 oz) Mandarin Oranges, drained
–       ½ C Red Grapes, halfed
–       ½ -1 C Blueberries
–       5-6 large Strawberries, sliced
–       2-3 Kiwi, sliced

Glaze
½ C Sugar
½ C Orange Juice
2 T Lemon Juice
4 T water
3 tsp Cornstarch
Pinch of Salt

Cookie –
Start out with the cookie crust. Pat out cookie dough on an ungreased round pizza pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Set aside to cool.

Glaze –
While baking the cookie, I recommend making the glaze because it has to cool completely. Combine sugar, orange juice, lemon juice, water, cornstarch and salt in a small saucepan. I used confectioner’s sugar instead of granulated sugar because Oops! I forgot to check my pantry first – but it worked great.  Cook over low to medium heat, stirring often, until thickened. Remove from heat and let it cool. This step can also be done the night before and kept in the fridge in a covered bowl. Also its important to note that any leftover glaze it great on ice cream or just with a spoon!

Prep the Fruit –
You can pretty much choose any fruit for this recipe. Mandarin oranges, grapes, berries and kiwi are my favorite because I love the pizza to be very colorful. Bananas are yum but don’t add much color. You can’t go wrong though, so choose what’s seasonal, on sale or simply your favorite fruits.

Wash and drain all the fruit. Set aside on a flat surface to dry. Slice the grapes, strawberries and kiwis. If you choose to use bananas, wait until the last minute to slice them.

* An easy and messy free way to peel the kiwis is to first cut them in half. Then, with a spoon in one hand and the kiwi half in the other, gently run the spoon along the inside of the skin while slowly twisted the kiwi and voilà – you have a peeled kiwi!

Topping –
In a mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar, then fold in the whipped topping.

Assembly –
Spread the topping over the cookie leaving a crust around the edges. Then arrange the fruit as desired. Be Creative – You can create any pattern or you can just randomly place the fruit. I chose to arrange the fruit in concentric circles. Big surprise to those who know me! If you go this route, try to choose similarly sized fruit slices and just eat the scraps! It’s easier to start along the outside edge and work in rather than finding the center and working out.

Finally, brush the cooled glaze over the surface and store in the fridge until ready to serve.
One recipe serves about 16. I chose to double the recipe and make two pizzas so you’ll see that I varied the fruit pattern a bit.

You may want to visit your local pizzeria and ask for a small pizza box to store it in. They may charge you, but probably only $1. This allows for easy storage and safe transportation so it doesn’t get smooshed in your trunk!

Thanks Aunt Debbie for the recipe!

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Fruit Pizza

Ingredients:

1 pkg Sugar Cookie Dough
1 (8 oz) Cream Cheese, softened
¼ C Confectioner Sugar
1 (8 oz) carton Frozen Whipped Topping, thawed
Assorted Fruit (selection is up to you)
- 1 can (11 oz) Mandarin Oranges, drained
- ½ C Red Grapes, halfed
- ½ -1 C Blueberries
- 5-6 large Strawberries, sliced
- 2-3 Kiwi, sliced

Glaze

½ C Sugar
½ C Orange Juice
2 T Lemon Juice
4 T water
3 tsp Cornstarch
Pinch of Salt

Directions:

Cookie –
Start out with the cookie crust. Pat out cookie dough on an ungreased round pizza pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Set aside to cool.

Glaze –

While baking the cookie, I recommend making the glaze because it has to cool completely. Combine sugar, orange juice, lemon juice, water, cornstarch and salt in a small saucepan. I used confectioner’s sugar instead of granulated sugar because Oops! I forgot to check my pantry first – but it worked great. Cook over low to medium heat, stirring often, until thickened. Remove from heat and let it cool. This step can also be done the night before and kept in the fridge in a covered bowl. Also its important to note that any leftover glaze it great on ice cream or just with a spoon!

Prep the Fruit –

You can pretty much choose any fruit for this recipe. Mandarin oranges, grapes, berries and kiwi are my favorite because I love the pizza to be very colorful. Bananas are yum but don’t add much color. You can’t go wrong though, so choose what’s seasonal, on sale or simply your favorite fruits.

Wash and drain all the fruit. Set aside on a flat surface to dry. Slice the grapes, strawberries and kiwis. If you choose to use bananas, wait until the last minute to slice them.

* An easy and messy free way to peel the kiwis is to first cut them in half. Then, with a spoon in one hand and the kiwi half in the other, gently run the spoon along the inside of the skin while slowly twisted the kiwi and voilà – you have a peeled kiwi!

Topping –

In a mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar, then fold in the whipped topping.

Assembly –
Spread the topping over the cookie leaving a crust around the edges. Then arrange the fruit as desired. Be Creative – You can create any pattern or you can just randomly place the fruit. I chose to arrange the fruit in concentric circles. Big surprise to those who know me! If you go this route, try to choose similarly sized fruit slices and just eat the scraps! It’s easier to start along the outside edge and work in rather than finding the center and working out.

Finally, brush the cooled glaze over the surface and store in the fridge until ready to serve.

One recipe serves about 16.

You may want to visit your local pizzeria and ask for a small pizza box to store it in. They may charge you, but probably only $1. This allows for easy storage and safe transportation so it doesn’t get smooshed in your trunk!

Katherine Montgomery

Katherine is a professional graphic designer and amateur mixologist. She has infinite patience and pays uncanny attention to the most minute details to make the world around her more beautiful. Whether ensuring that a picture frame is properly hung or making one of her delicious signature cocktails, rest assured that everything becomes just a bit (or a lot) prettier in Katherine’s hands. It is no surprise that she has a knack for planning great events like bridal showers and birthday parties, putting her in good company with the rest of the Live Pretty family. Katherine also has an excellent eye for interior design, a skill she is fine-tuning following the purchase of her first home.

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4 Responses to “Fruit Pizza – A Favorite Family Recipe”

  1. lisa — March 8, 2011 @ 9:36 am (#
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    LOVE this pie. It looks and tastes delicious. This is my new go to for dessert for all occasions. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Anite Di — April 11, 2011 @ 10:00 pm (#
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    Such inspiration! Just beautiful!

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  3. Julia Kraus — September 19, 2013 @ 8:16 pm (#
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    Loved you fruit pizza, loved the glaze wonderful idea makes a not so sweet fruit to amazing!

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  4. Becki Pope — August 10, 2016 @ 2:50 pm (#
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    I was freaking out a little today because I couldn’t find this recipe! We often have it at Christmas and my adult son has now asked for it as his birthday “cake” this weekend. It is the only fruit pizza I make and is now in my bookmarks! So delicious!

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