A beautiful presentation: A Fruit Pizza Dessert recipe is made with a soft sugar cookie crust, cream cheese filling, with fresh sliced fruit.

serving with fork of fruit pizza

This simple fruit pizza is beautiful and delicious, a soft sugar cookie crust with a cream cheese filling, and topped with in-season fresh fruit.

Fruit Pizza Dessert Recipe

We love this recipe, because you can cut it into twelve pieces, so it’s perfect for a large gathering. Or make two fruit pizzas for a big party! If you’re wanting a dessert to pop in the freezer ahead of time, try this Frozen Banana Split Dessert.

Let’s get started–the crust is super easy! This Fruit Pizza Dessert from my Dad’s beautiful wife, Ginny, is the best for serving at a large summer gathering.

blueberries on fruit pizza

Cookie crust ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Flour

how to make cookie crust

Creamy filling:

  • White chips
  • Whipping cream
  • Cream cheese

cream cheese filling

Ingredients to make the fruit topping and glaze:

  • Variety of fruits
  • Pineapple juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Sugar
  • Cornstarch

a serving of fruit pizza

What is fruit pizza made of?

A fresh fruit topping with a cookie dough crust, and cream cheese filling.

How do you make fruit pizza crust?

Mix the first three ingredients well and press onto a cookie sheet or pizza pan. Bake until golden brown and cool.

pan of fruit pizza dessert

Tip & substitutions:

  • Our crust recipe only has six ingredients, but if you need a quicker crust, you can buy one package of ready-made sugar cookie dough (sugar cookie dough) rolled out to fit a pizza pan.
  • Mix up the fruit per season: Use an assortment of fresh fruit, such as bananas, peaches, blueberries, kiwi, pineapple, and strawberries.
  • Slice the fruit, and pat with paper towels to absorb any moisture, before laying down.
  • Use a rectangle or pizza pan. Make your own pattern with the fruit, in straight rows or circular.
  • Stick with one fruit, or mix up the fruit. For Fourth of July, make it red, white, and blue.
  • Assemble the dessert as close as possible to serving time, to prevent sogginess. When the fruit sits on the cookie crust, there isn’t much you can do about it eventually getting a little soggy.

spatula in pan of fruit pizza

How do you serve a fruit pizza?

The presentation is fantastic. Pull this out of the fridge and cut into squares. Optional to serve with a dab of whipped cream.

Will fruit pizza keep overnight?

Once the dessert is assembled, store in the fridge and serve within 24 hours of preparing.

bite of fruit pizza on fork

How do you quickly soften cream cheese?

  1. Take an 8-ounce block of cream cheese and place it unwrapped on a microwave-safe plate, and microwave it on high for 15 seconds.
  2. Add 10 seconds for each additional 8 ounces of cheese, or as needed, until you have softened the cream cheese.

how to make fruit pizza

How do you make the fruit pizza filling?

Melt the chips in the cream. Stir in the cream cheese and blend until smooth. Pour on the cooled crust.

Put it together …

Arrange a variety of sliced fruit, e.g. strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, nectarines, kiwi, star fruit etc. on the cream cheese layer.

I always love how impressive this dessert is. The colors just pop, and it’s so fresh and good!

Enjoy!

More summer desserts:

Strawberry Cream Shortbread Dessert {RE}

Strawberry Cream Puffs {Foodie Crush}

How to make a summer Ice Cream Trough {RE}

Mango Coconut Sorbet Dessert

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Fruit Pizza Dessert Recipe

This dessert should be served within 24 hours to prevent the crust from softening.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Yield: 12

Ingredients
 

For the crust:

  • ¾ cup butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ cups flour

For the filling:

  • 10 oz package white chips
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • Variety of fruits, sliced

For the glaze:

  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch

Instructions
 

For the crust:

  • Mix the butter, powdered sugar, and flour well and press onto a cookie sheet or pizza pan.
  • Bake at 300° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.

For the filling:

  • Melt the white chips into the heavy cream. Stir in the softened cream cheese and blend until smooth. Spread over the cooled crust.
  • Arrange a variety of sliced fruit, e.g. strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, nectarines, kiwi, star fruit etc. on the cream cheese, by layering in rows.

For the glaze:

  • Combine the pineapple juice, lemon juice, sugar, and cornstarch. Whisk together well, and then cook until thickened over medium heat.
  • Cool slightly and drizzle over the fruit.
  • Chill the fruit pizza.

Notes

reposted from April 2013
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
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square piece of fruit pizza