Fruit Pizza

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 32 minutes
Servings 10 slices

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This easy Fruit Pizza recipe will be your favorite summer dessert! With a sweet and soft sugar cookie crust, a cream cheese frosting, loads of juicy fresh fruit, and a sweet glaze it’s decadent and delicious!

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This juicy Fruit Pizza is the perfect dessert for every occasion.

Serve it at a birthday party, baby shower, at potlucks, summer BBQs, or just your weekly movie night!

It’s always a crowd-pleaser, and you can prep it ahead of time too.

Customize this dessert pizza with all your favorite fruit, you can even add some crushed nuts or sweet sauces on top for something a bit extra as well!

If you love this fruity dessert, you’ll love my Rainbow Bagel Fruit Pizzas and my Cream Cheese Fruit Dip: 3 Ways!

For something even more indulgent, try my Nutella Brownie Fruit Pizza, this Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Dessert Pizza (Treatzza Pizza), or my Frozen Ice Cream Dessert Pizza (Treatzza Pizza)!

Ingredients Needed:

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  • Butter: use salted butter for the base to bring out the flavors of this fruit pizza. If you only have unsalted butter, add an extra pinch of salt.
  • Granulated Sugar: white granulated sugar will be used for the sugar cookie base and the glaze on top.
  • Egg: use a large egg at room temperature for the base.
  • Sour Cream: Full-fat sour cream or Greek yogurt adds softness and flavor to our sugar cookie base.
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Flour: all-purpose flour will work well for the sugar cookie base. You can substitute half with whole wheat flour if you prefer.
  • Baking Powder: this will be the rising agent for the base.
  • Salt: use a bit of salt to enhance the flavors of the base even more.
  • Cream Cheese: full-fat blocks of cream cheese work best here because they contain the least moisture and they set the most firmly. If you’re using a light cream cheese or you only have the tub version, you may want to reduce or omit the cream.
  • Powdered Sugar: this will sweeten the cream cheese topping.
  • Whipping Cream: use heavy whipping cream to thin the ‘sauce’ out. You can reduce or omit it if you’d like a thicker sauce.
  • Fruit: Use fresh fruit that you slice yourself for the best color and flavor. I’ve used strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, grapes, and kiwi. I did use canned peaches, and you could use canned mandarins as well if you like.
  • Cornstarch: this will thicken the glaze slightly.
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How to Make Fruit Pizza

This recipe is quick and easy to make, you just need to let it chill a bit before serving it! Full instructions are included in the recipe card below.

  1. Make sugar cookie crust. Make the sugar cookie crust, bake it, then let it cool completely.
  2. Make cream cheese ‘sauce’. Combine ingredients for the cream cheese frosting.
  3. Assemble fruit pizza. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the cooled crust and add fruit as desired. Start by placing the fruit in a circle on the outer of the pizza, or make up your own pattern!
  4. Top with glaze. Make the glaze and let it cool, then brush it on top of the fruit pizza. Chill, then slice and serve.

Fruit Pizza FAQs

How do I store Fruit Pizza?

Fruit pizza can be stored in the fridge for about 12 hours before serving (with the glaze!). It can be stored longer than that, but the fruit will begin to release juices and the cream cheese may start to run, so it may not be at its best. Leftovers will last in the fridge for about 4 days in an airtight container.

Can I freeze Fruit Pizza?

I don’t recommend freezing fruit pizza as a whole. On the other hand, the crust can easily be prepared in advance, wrapped in plastic wrap, frozen, then defrosted, and topped later. This is a great way to prepare easy desserts for guests!

Close up of a slice of fruit pizza on a white plate with a fork on the side.

Tips and Notes

  • Cool before assembling. Make sure your sugar cookie base is completely cool before adding the cream cheese frosting on top. Also, make sure the glaze is completely cool before adding it on top of the fruit pizza, otherwise, it will compromise the fruit.
  • Chill time. Let the fruit pizza chill for at least 2 hours before slicing and serving it to allow the ingredients to settle a bit to ensure the cookie doesn’t break as you slice it.
  • Whipping cream. I like a light and fluffy cream cheese topping, so I add quite a bit of cream. If you prefer a very thick cream cheese “pizza sauce”, you can reduce or omit the cream. 

Fruit Pizza Variations

  • Mix up the base. Of course, you can use any kind of cookie base for this fruit pizza. You can even use store-bought sugar cookie dough, or a store-bought pie crust if you prefer. I used a brownie cookie base and a chocolate cream cheese and Nutella mix for the ‘sauce’ in my Nutella Brownie Fruit Pizza.
  • Sugar cookie crust: I made a smaller version of my Christmas Sugar Cookies for this fruit pizza. You can easily double this crust recipe to make a full 14″ pizza pan or sheet pan. I have also tested this recipe with my Soft Frosted Sugar Cookie dough as a base, and it works great if you like a thick, soft crust. One recipe cookie dough will yield a 14″ fruit pizza.
  • Individual Fruit Pizzas. You can make mini fruit pizza bases and let everyone decorate their own with their own favorite toppings!
  • Fruit. You can use any type of fruit you like for your fruit pizza. Fresh berries and freshly cut fruit tend to work best, but you can also use some canned fruit too (peaches, mandarins, pears). Choose your fruit by whatever is in season, your preferred flavor, or chose the right colorful fruit for the pattern you want to make, just get creative with it! You may not need all 3+ cups of fruit but I like to start with lots so I don’t run out.
  • Candy. You don’t have to keep this pizza totally fruity, it is a cookie base after all! Feel free to add candy to it if you wish! Jazz it up with some sprinkles, or some fruity candies for a kids’ birthday party!
  • Sauce. You can use a vanilla frosting or even royal icing for the ‘sauce’ instead of cream cheese frosting if you prefer. Alternatively, you can add flavor to the frosting by using a different extract like almond extract or peppermint extract, or add some lemon juice to it for a citrus twist.
  • Nuts. Nuts are a great addition to add a nutty flavor and crunchy texture. Sliced almonds would work well, or go for some crushed peanuts, pecans, or walnuts. Just mix and match your favorite fruit and nut combinations! Be sure to sprinkle them on just before serving.
  • Glaze. A clear glaze is a traditional fruit pizza topping where I am! It keeps the fruit from drying out and adds a nice sheen. You can skip it if you prefer!
Top view of a slice of fruit pizza on a white plate with a fork on the side.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this dessert with Homemade Whipped Cream, or a scoop of my Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream!

Make sure to offer it with some delicious summery drinks like my Strawberry Milk, Strawberry Lemonade, or a Cold Brew Coffee!

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Easy Fruit Pizza

5 from 4 votes
This easy Fruit Pizza recipe will be your best friend this summer! With a sweet and soft sugar cookie crust, a cream cheese frosting, tonnes of juicy fresh fruit, and a sweet sugar glaze it's decadent and delicious!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Cooling Time: 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 32 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Servings 10 slices
Calories 295cal

Ingredients

Sugar Cookie Crust

  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (200 grams)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons full-fat sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour (228 grams)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Fruit Pizza

  • ½ cup full-fat cream cheese (4 oz or 125 grams) at room temperature
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • ½ cup raspberries or blackberries
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup sliced red or green grapes
  • ½ cup canned mandarin oranges or peaches (drained)
  • 2 kiwi (peeled and sliced)

Glaze

  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Instructions

Sugar Cookie Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a large pizza pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add egg, sour cream, and vanilla and beat until combined.
  • Add flour, baking powder, and salt and beat on low speed until combined. It might be slightly tacky or sticky.
  • Shape the dough into a ball and place it on the prepared pizza pan. Cover with a piece of wax paper or parchment paper and use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a 9-10″ circle. Be careful not to make the edges thinner than the rest or they may burn (you can use a knife to fatten up the edges once you’re done rolling if necessary).
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are just beginning to brown. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool completely.

Fruit Pizza

  • In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Add powdered sugar and beat again until smooth.
  • Add the heavy whipping cream and beat on low speed until incorporated, then high speed until thickened and fluffy (it should be spreadable).
  • Spread over cooled crust (if the crust has not cooled, refrigerate until ready to use).
  • Top with fruit as desired — you may not need all of the fruit listed. I like to start with lots of options and eat the leftovers!

Glaze

  • *This glaze is optional but I like to add it if I’m going to store the fruit pizza for more than a couple of hours before serving. It keeps the fruit from drying out and adds a nice sheen.
  • Whisk together water, sugar, and cornstarch in a small pot.
  • Place on medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Remove from the heat and cool completely (*this is important!) before brushing over the fruit on the pizza.
  • Refrigerate fruit pizza until ready to serve.

Notes

Sugar Cookie Crust: I made a smaller version of my Christmas Sugar Cookies for this fruit pizza. You can easily double this crust recipe to make a full 14″ pizza pan or sheet pan. I have also tested this recipe with my Soft Frosted Sugar Cookie dough as a base, and it works great if you like a thick, soft crust.
One recipe of cookie dough will yield a 14″ fruit pizza.
Storage:
  • Refrigerator: fruit pizza can be stored in the fridge for about 12 hours before serving (with the glaze!). It can be stored longer than that but the fruit will begin to release juices and the cream cheese may start to run, so it may not be at its best. Leftovers will last in the fridge for about 4 days.
  • Freezer: I don’t recommend freezing fruit pizza, but the crust can easily be prepared in advance and topped later. This is a great way to prep some easy desserts for guests!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 295cal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 328IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Rachael Dobsovicova says

    Super yummy! I made this for the 4th of July using the Soft Frosted Sugar Cookie dough as the base. Loved how it stayed soft but firm. We could eat it like an actual slice of pizza. I didn’t change a thing and it came out better than I imagined. Great recipe!

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