Get the best of fresh fruit mixed with a sweet dessert when you serve this amazing Fruit Pizza! It’s a sweet sugar cookie style crust covered in a cream cheese topping and decorated with an array of colorful fresh fruit. This sweet treat is perfect for BBQs and picnics!
Try this fruit pizza for breakfast paired with our perfect Peach Raspberry Smoothie! Or maybe you want a little savory with your sweet, in which case you can whip up our Watermelon Salad. Make it a whole pizza party with our Veggie Pizza for dinner and fruit pizza for dessert!
Fruit Pizza is one of those desserts that simply delights everyone! You can customize it based on what fruit you and your guests like and the whole thing can be prepped ahead of serving.
Make the crust and topping the night before and even slice the fruit so the whole thing can be assembled just before serving (or traveling to its summer soiree destination). Great for kids and adults, this “pizza” is a slice above the rest!
How To Make Fruit Pizza
For the Crust:
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
- Using a large mixing bowl and hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Add in the vanilla extract and egg. Mix for about 30 seconds until well incorporated.
- Add the salt, baking powder, and flour, and mix again until just combined. Careful not to overmix.
- Press your dough into an even layer over the bottom of a 12inch pizza pan. Bake for 14-16 minutes until the edges are slightly browned.
- Let the crust cool completely before assembling the rest of the pizza.
For the Cream Cheese and Fruit Topping:
- Beat the cream cheese and butter with a hand mixer until smooth.
- Add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Beat again until fully combined.
- Spread the cream cheese topping over the cooled crust in an even layer. Decorate with the assorted fruit. Serve right away or refrigerate until ready. Enjoy!
Tips and Variations:
- Be sure to rinse your fruit thoroughly, but also make sure to drain any excess water from it. Extra water from the fruit can make the topping and crust soggy. We like to pat dry our fruit or let it rest on a paper towel during prep work to soak up any extra water.
- When prepping your fruit, cut it into bite sized pieces so it’s easier to cut the pizza. Alternatively, you could cut the pizza first before arranging the fruit on each slice.
- The berries are all left whole. You can slice them if you wish (might be easier if little ones are also partaking in this dessert).
- You’ll need about ½ of a 15 ounce can of the mandarin oranges. We have used the single serving 4-ounce cups when those were already on hand. Two of those, drained, are enough for this pizza.
- Chill the crust in the fridge for 20-30 minutes to speed things up.
- To save even more time, skip the homemade crust and use premade sugar cookie dough! Simply press the dough into your pizza pan and bake for about 10 minutes.
Storage: Once assembled, fruit pizza should be covered with plastic wrap and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The crust will absorb the moisture from the topping and fruit so it’s best to eat it within the 3 day window so the crust doesn’t become soggy.
You can make the crust the day before serving. Store covered at room temperature. The cream cheese topping can also be made the night before, stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
Freezing: We don’t recommend freezing this dessert. It’s best enjoyed fresh.
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- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
Cream Cheese Topping
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- ¼ cup unsalted butter softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 7 ½ ounces mandarin oranges drained, half a 15-ounce can (*See note)
- ½ cup strawberries fresh, diced
- ½ cup blueberries fresh
- ½ cup blackberries fresh
- ½ cup raspberries fresh
- ¼ cup kiwi fresh, chopped (about 1-2 kiwis)
For the Crust
- Preheat the oven to 350℉.
- In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.1 cup unsalted butter1 cup granulated sugar
- Add the vanilla and egg, and mix for another 30 seconds or until well incorporated.1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1 large egg
- Add the flour, baking powder, and salt just until combined.2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder½ teaspoon kosher salt
- Press the dough onto a 12-inch pizza pan, in an even layer. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Cool the crust completely before moving on to the next step, about 30-45 minutes.
For the Cream Cheese and Fruit Topping:
- Use a hand mixer to beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth, about 2 minutes.8 ounces cream cheese¼ cup unsalted butter
- Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and beat until fully combined.½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract2 cups powdered sugar
- Spread in an even layer over the cooled crust. Decorate with fruit. Refrigerate until ready to serve.½ cup strawberries½ cup blueberries½ cup blackberries½ cup raspberries¼ cup kiwi7 ½ ounces mandarin oranges
- See post for storage options.