Fruit Pizza

Fresh fruit pizza; This fruit pizza recipe uses a sugar cookie crust, cream cheese, and of course, fresh fruit!  You’ll love this fruit pizza dessert!

fruit-pizzaWe eat a lot of popcorn at our house.  Sometimes I think our dog was born to be part of this family, because he also loves popcorn.


At least, that’s what I thought.  Then, the other day, I dropped some popcorn on the floor before I got it all buttered and salted.  The dog walked over, sniffed it, and walked away.  Turns out, popcorn is just a great delivery system for what he really loves… butter.

Stinkin’ dog.

I guess you have to give everyone what they want, especially on their birthday.  This month, our son The Fruitarian turned 15.  And despite the fact that the dog was really hoping for a cake made from peanut butter, bacon, cheese, and of course, butter, I went a different direction for the birthday boy.

I couldn’t think of anything more fitting for The Fruitarian than this fruit pizza.

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By the way, whose big idea was it to have cake for every single birthday party ever?  Nothing against cake, but I can think of about a dozen things I’d rather have.

I’m just not one of those traditionalists that thinks we have to have cake all the time.  I don’t think there’s a single thing wrong with a birthday brownie, pie, cobbler, krispie treat, or fruit covered cookie.

A fruit covered cookie is basically all this is, anyway.


The base of this fruit pizza is a giant sugar cookie.  You could make your sugar cookie dough from scratch, using my favorite sugar cookie ever, or you could just cheat and use packaged sugar cookie dough.

I’m not going to tell you which one I used.

But it was the packaged stuff.

The only downside to a fruit pizza birthday cake is where to put the candles.  But I think we’ll get over it.

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A sugar cookie crust topped with cream cheese and fresh fruit.
Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 20
  • 2 pkgs. packaged sugar cookie dough
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (I used strawberry whipped cream cheese)
  • 1 lime
  • Other fruits as desired: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, bananas, kiwi, mandarin oranges
  1. Press cookie dough into a sheet pan, and use a rolling pin to roll flat. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until lightly brown. Let cool.
  2. Mix cream cheese with juice from one lime. Spread on cooled cookie crust.
  3. Slice fruits and place in rows on top of cream cheese layer.

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Mini Fruit Pizzas from Iowa Girl Eats
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16 thoughts on “Fruit Pizza

    1. Jen Post author

      I actually did not make the cream cheese into frosting, so I used the lime to thin the texture a bit and to give some dimension to the flavor. Plus, I just think lime juice goes great with almost any fruit!

  1. Liz

    Why is it that I don’t visit your blog more regularly, Jen? I love ALL that I see. This dessert pizza is gorgeous…and I love that you give a shortcut option 🙂

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    1. Jen Post author

      I used a half-sheet pan, which is about 13 x 18 inches. You could also use a smaller cookie sheet, but you’ll need to either cook it longer, or set some of the dough aside.

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