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

This easy fruit pizza is made with a homemade sugar cookie crust which you don’t need to chill, so you can bake it right away! 

Top this family favorite fruit pizza recipe with cream cheese frosting and a variety of fruit! 

What Fruit to Put on Fruit Pizza

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

slice of fruit pizza on metal spatula

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

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, 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!
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. 
  5. Make the frosting: Use an electric mixer on medium to beat together the cream cheese, vanilla extract and powdered sugar. 
  6. 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

Fruit Pizza 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. 

Total 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

More Fruit Desserts

Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza

Yield: 15 x 11 inch fruit pizza
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Easy fruit pizza is made with a homemade sugar cookie crust which you don’t need to chill, so you can bake it right away! Top this fruit pizza recipe with cream cheese frosting and a variety of fruit!

Ingredients

Sugar Cookie Crust

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 & 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 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

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350ºF. In a small mixing bowl combine the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. 
  2. 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.
  3. Gradually add in the dry ingredients, mixing on low or by hand with a spatula. The dough will be thick!
  4. 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 17x12. 
  5. 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Spread evenly over the cooled fruit pizza. Top with the fruit. Serve.

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. 

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