- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 7–10 strawberries, sliced
- 5–6 kiwis, sliced
- 1 mango, sliced
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 small bunch of grapes, halved
Fruits are great, pizzas also are great. Now imagine what a Fruit Pizza would be like – I know right, I said the same thing too! Fruit pizzas are like a beautiful piece of art; they are aesthetically pleasing to the eyes, you just can’t help falling in love at first sight.
Besides its dashing looks, they are very delicious; I mean, how else to describe this soft sugar cookie crust, adorned with a thick, rich, creamy cheese frosting. Each bite is packed with goodness and you can never get enough. Honestly, you just can’t go wrong with this recipe; it is incredibly tasty, easy to make and rich in nutrients.
This fruit pizza recipe is perfect for a staple summer recipe and is made with a jumbo sugar cookie – which is under baked to ensure it stays soft and doughy, topped with cream cheese frosting and adorned with fresh beautiful fruits to enhance its ravishing appearance. Summer is fast approaching, so you’re going to need enough summer recipes in your cookbook.
It is also the best season to shop for fresh fruits and this, in turn, means it's the best time to make fruit pizza! You can use whatever fruits you like depending on your décor style preference. Also, you can bake in several shapes; you can choose to use a quarter sheet pan, 12-inch round pizza pan, or 9 x 13- inch baking dish.
- Make the Crust: Mix the butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla until well combined. (Use an electric mixer or just mix with a spoon if butter is melted.) Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until combined. Chill the dough for 30 minutes.
- Bake the Crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 14-inch pizza pan or round baking stone, or line with parchment. Roll the chilled dough out onto it, leaving some space around the edge. Bake for 12 minutes. Allow it to cool.
- Make the Cream Cheese Frosting: Using an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Spread over the cooled cookie crust and chill again to firm up the frosting.
- Make It Fancy: Top with fruits of your choice.