Dessert Fruit Pizza

Pinit

I first tasted fruit pizza at a friend’s birthday party when I was in 6th grade. I’ve been obsessed ever since. There’s just something about a cookie with cream cheese frosting and fruit that is so heavenly!

There are several ways of making fruit pizza in my family. My sister, who strangely does not like sugar cookies, prefers a fruit pizza recipe with a chocolate chip cookie dough crust. It’s delicious too! But I also like the original sugar cookie crust recipe. Then there’s the issue of crust thickness. Do you want your crust to be thin and crispy or thick and softer? I like fruit pizza just about any way! Today we made it with a bit thicker crust.

Another great thing about fruit pizza is that you could REALLY shortcut the recipe if you wanted. You could buy ready-made cookie dough (sugar or chocolate chip) and also just buy a tub of cheesecake flavored cream cheese to spread, eliminating most of the baking! But I like making it from scratch.

Also, you can cover fruit pizza with any fruit you like! We usually do an assortment of berries. Today, we have strawberries and blueberries.

Dessert Fruit Pizza

Recipe Ingredients:

For Sugar Cookie Crust*

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For cream cheese frosting

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping

  • Fruit of your choice – as much as you want. We used about 1 cup of blueberries and 1 cup of sliced strawberries.

*Note: For a shortcut, you could use a roll of refrigerated cookie dough!

Recipe Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease a cookie sheet. In a mixing bowl, beat together butter, shortening, and sugar for about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.

Gradually beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture until well incorporated into a stiff dough.

Then press the dough down into the baking sheet, spreading it to the edges.

Bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on how thin the crust is. Crust should be golden brown and crisp.

While crust is baking, beat together softened butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes until creamy. Then add the vanilla and powdered sugar and beat until smooth.

After sugar cookie crust is finished, let it cool for about 15-20 minutes before frosting with cream cheese icing and adding fruit.

Refrigerate until it’s ready to serve!

Pinit

We give this recipe 4.5 out of 5 stars. MMM-MMM we love fruit pizza!

 

Dessert Fruit Pizza
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Ingredients
  • FOR CRUST
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FOR FROSTING
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fruit of your choice - as much as you want. We used about 1 cup of blueberries and 1 cup of sliced strawberries.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat together butter, shortening, and sugar for about 2 minutes, then beat in eggs, one at a time.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Gradually beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture until well incorporated into a stiff dough, then press the dough down into the baking sheet, spreading it to the edges.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on how thin the crust is. Crust should be golden brown and crisp.
  6. While crust is baking, beat together softened butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes until creamy. Then add the vanilla and powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
  7. After sugar cookie crust is finished, let it cool for about 15-20 minutes before frosting with cream cheese icing and adding fruit.

 


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