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In just 6 easy steps, make this easy fruit pizza that will seriously impress your family and friends.

With an irresistible homemade sugar cookie crust, cream cheese frosting and a variety of fruit, this family favorite fruit pizza won’t last long once you try the first bite!

a whole fruit pizza with strawberries, blueberries, mandarin oranges, kiwis and grapes on brown parchment paper
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This Fruit Pizza Recipe will be the new family favorite!

My sugar cookie crust is the perfect combination of soft and chewy.

Take my word for it and add the vanilla AND almond extract. I personally love a touch of almond extract in cookies!

The cream cheese frosting is the ideal pairing. It adds a rich, creamy, tang that compliments the fresh fruit!

All you have to decide now is what fruit to add on top!

What is Fruit Pizza?

Fruit pizza is a dessert that resembles a pizza. It has a sweet crust made from cookie dough or pastry. This crust is spread with a sweet frosting, often made with cream cheese. The pizza is then topped with various fresh fruits.

slice of fruit pizza on metal spatula

Fruit Pizza Recipe Easy Ingredients

  • all purpose flour: flour is necessary to build structure in cookies
  • cornstarch: gives the cookies an ultra soft texture because it makes the crumb more delicate. Adding cornstarch also helps keep the cookies from browning. 
  • baking soda and baking powder: helps to leaven and lift the dough, affects browning and flavor
  • salt: enhances the other flavors in the cookies
  • unsalted butter: adds flavor and and tender texture
  • granulated sugar: adds sweetness, flavor and encourages browning
  • egg: binds the ingredients together
  • vanilla and almond extract: adds good flavor, don’t skip the almond extract! 

What Fruit is Best on a Fruit Pizza?

Try a combination or use your favorite → Kiwi, Mandarin oranges, Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Grapes, Bananas, Oranges, Raspberries, Pineapple, Peaches, or Mango.

fruit pizza before baking and fruit pizza with cream cheese frosting being spread on

Best Fruit Pizza Recipe Variations

  • Healthier Option: Skip the cream cheese frosting and use vanilla greek yogurt instead. 
  • Holiday Options: 
    • Christmas – Use kiwis and strawberries.
    • Valentine’s Day – Use strawberries and raspberries. You could cut the strawberries into heart shapes!
    • 4th of July – Use strawberries and blueberries. You could arrange the fruit in stripes! 
  • Gluten Free Option: I’ve made this recipe with both regular and gluten free flour with awesome results on multiple occasions. I recommend King Arthur’s Gluten Free Measure for Measure Flour. Use it as a one for one substitute for regular flour.
  • Mini Fruit Pizza Option: Follow this cookie recipe to make mini sized fruit pizzas. Assemble with cream cheese frosting and fruit as written in this post. 

How To Make Fruit Pizza

  1. Prep: Pre-heat the oven to 350ºF.  Pull out parchment paper and rolling pin.
  2. Make the crust: In a small mixing bowl combine the flour, cornstarch, baking soda & baking powder, and salt. Set aside.  In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar, with an electric mixer for 1 minute. Add in the egg and extracts, beat 30 seconds. Gradually add in the dry ingredients, mixing on low or by hand with a spatula. The dough will be thick!
  1. Shape the pizza: Use your hands to form the dough into a ball. On parchment paper (I do not recommend using a silicone baking mat) roll the dough into a rectangle or long oval shape, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. The approximate length of the pizza will be 15 inches by 10-11 inches. Place the parchment paper with pizza on a cookie sheet. I used a half cookie sheet which measures 17×12. 
  1. Bake: Bake in the center of the oven for 20 minutes or until the edges begin to just turn golden. There might be an air bubble in the middle of the cookie, if so gently tap the pan once against the counter and the center will deflate. Allow the cookie pizza to cool completely. 
  2. Make the frosting: Use an electric mixer on medium to beat together the cream cheese, vanilla extract and powdered sugar. 
  3. Assemble: Spread the frosting over the cooled crust. Top with fruit. 

What To Bake Fruit Pizza On

I recommend baking fruit pizza on a large light aluminum cookie sheet or round aluminum pizza pan (without holes). Bake the cookie on a piece of parchment paper.

Do not use a silicone baking mat for this recipe, the cookie won’t bake as evenly and the center will be under baked. 

a whole fruit pizza cut into triangle slices with strawberries, blueberries, mandarin oranges, kiwis and grapes on brown parchment paper

Can You Make Fruit Pizza Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can make fruit pizza ahead of time, however, for best results add the frosting and fruit right before serving. You can make the frosting ahead of time and store it in the fridge until ready to use. You can also slice the fruit ahead of time to save time on the day of assembly.

Wrap unfrosted fruit pizza (so just the cookie portion) in plastic wrap and store on the counter overnight or in the fridge if storing longer. 

How To Store Leftover Fruit Pizza

Fruit pizza is best enjoyed the day you assemble it because it will be the freshest and least soggy. You can cover leftover fruit pizza with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to 2 days, however be aware that the crust will become more soggy the longer the frosting and fruit sit on the pizza.

slice of fruit pizza strawberries, blueberries, mandarin oranges, kiwis and grapes on brown parchment paper

Time Required

  • 10 minutes to make the fruit pizza crust
  • 20 minutes to bake
  • 20 minutes to cool
  • 5 minutes to make frosting
  • 5 minutes to assemble 
a whole fruit pizza with strawberries, blueberries, mandarin oranges, kiwis and grapes on brown parchment paper

Fruit Pizza Recipe FAQs

What is the difference between a fruit tart and a fruit pizza?

A fruit tart features a buttery, flaky pastry crust filled with custard or pastry cream and topped with fresh fruits. In contrast, a fruit pizza has a chewier cookie-like crust, spread with sweet frosting like cream cheese, and adorned with an assortment of fresh fruits. While both showcase fruits, the distinct crusts and toppings set them apart in terms of taste and texture.

How do you keep bananas from turning brown on fruit pizza?

To prevent bananas from turning brown on fruit pizza, you can brush them with a thin layer of lemon juice or pineapple juice. The acidity in these juices helps slow down the browning process.

How do you keep fruit pizza from sticking to the pan?

To prevent fruit pizza from sticking to the pan, you can line the pan with parchment paper or a non-stick cooking spray before placing the dough. This creates a barrier between the crust and the pan, reducing the chances of sticking. Additionally, ensuring the crust is properly baked and golden before adding toppings can also help prevent sticking.

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Best Fruit Pizza Recipe (Easy!)

By: Beth
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 16 servings
In just 6 easy steps, make this easy fruit pizza that will seriously impress your family and friends. With an irresistible homemade sugar cookie crust, cream cheese frosting and a variety of fruit, this family favorite fruit pizza won’t last long once you try the first bite!

Equipment

Ingredients

Sugar Cookie Crust

  • 3 cups all purpose flour, 360 grams
  • ½ tsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature, 1 cup
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • tsp almond extract
  • optional: zest of 1/2 lemon

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 16 oz cream cheese, 2 packages, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Fruit

  • Kiwi, sliced
  • Mandarin oranges, drained
  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Grapes, sliced

Instructions 

Sugar Cookie Crust

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350ºF. In a small mixing bowl combine the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. 
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar, with an electric mixer for 1 minute. Add in the egg and extracts (and lemon zest if using), beat again to combine, 30 seconds.
  • Gradually add in the dry ingredients, mixing on low or by hand with a spatula. The dough will be thick!
  • Use your hands to form the dough into a ball. On parchment paper (I do not recommend using a silicone baking mat) roll the dough into a rectangle or long oval shape, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. The approximate length of the pizza will be 15 inches by 10-11 inches. Place the parchment paper with pizza on a cookie sheet. I used a half cookie sheet which measures 17×12. 
  • Bake in the center of the oven for 20 minutes or until the edges begin to just turn golden. There might be an air bubble in the middle of the cookie, if so gently tap the pan once against the counter and the center will deflate. Allow the cookie pizza to cool completely.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Place room temperature cream cheese in a mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer on medium and beat together for 1 minute, until whipped and fluffy.
  • Add in the vanilla extract and powdered sugar, beat again on low for 1-2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl, until everything is incorporated.
  • Spread evenly over the cooled fruit pizza. Top with the fruit. Serve.

Video

Notes

I recommend baking fruit pizza on a large light aluminum cookie sheet or round aluminum pizza pan (without holes). Bake the cookie on a piece of parchment paper. Do not use a silicone baking mat for this recipe, the cookie won’t bake as evenly and the center will be under baked. 

Nutrition

Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 754IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg
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11 Comments

  1. I was very sad with the layout of the instructions on this page. Only because I read just the top portion of instructions which leaves out baking powder. I do not bake ever and know nothing about baking. When following the hand typed instructions there was no mention of when to add the baking powder so I did as it instructed and put it in the oven then noticed the baking powder was still on my counter. When I looked at my pizza in the oven it was dripping over the sides 😔.  I did not scroll all the way to the bottom with the “recipe card” just followed the authors typed instructions. I’m sure it would have been delicious if I would have gone to the recipe card instead of the first set of instructions 

    1. Hi Shayla! I apologize, that was definitely my error that I didn’t add the baking powder in the post list, I have updated that now.

  2. Excellent recipe I added lemon rind to the frosting, vanilla, used 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup powdered sugar. It was over the top amazing

  3. I made this and in the cooling process the cookie crust became very hard!! I made it the night before and I followed the instructions to the letter. Anyone else have this issue?

  4. Just made this dessert for our church coffee hour and everyone loved it! So yummy! The cookie base is so good, I might make them just by themselves. I added a fruit glaze on top to make it extra fancy. Can’t wait to make it again!

  5. 5 stars
    I just made this for a July 4th party tomorrow. I did increase the almond extract to 1/2 tsp, and used vanilla bean paste. I also put in the lemon zest because I think all sugar cookies should have this.  I did try the dough (I know, I know, but do you actually know someone who died of eating raw cookie dough?)  Me either! ;) I am hoping it doesn’t run over the sides of my Pampered Chef pizza stone! 5 more minutes….. I will use the full fat version with cream cheese and lots of fruit.  I did end up baking it for 22 minutes and it looks perfect! Yay, it didn’t spill over. Thank you Beth for the recipe!!  I can’t wait to try it tomorrow! 

  6. I’ve used store bought pkg sugar cookie dough for time saver and these fruit pizza recipes are always a hit with whatever fruit.  I sometimes sprinkle fancy sogsrs on top.