Fresh Fruit Pizza is a gorgeous dessert that looks like you spent hours making it! It tastes delicious, and is easy and fun to make. This fruit pizza recipe is a showstopper that you need to bring to your next party!
Fresh Fruit Pizza
Easy desserts are the best when the season is very busy. When we are invited to a party or potluck, I like to bring something special and impressive that doesn't take all day to prepare.
This awesome Fresh Fruit Pizza is perfect, especially for a summer gathering. Sweet, cool, and beautiful! This is one of our favorite desserts in the summer, even without a party.
What is the crust made out of?
It's a giant sugar cookie! Slightly sweet, kinda chewy, and easy to make. Also easy to cut.
Can I use store bought frosting?
Yes you can, however it will be much sweeter, and more dense. The whipped topping lightens up the frosting and gives it a creamier texture. But use what you have!
What are the best fruits for decorating this?
- Fruits and berries that won't release water are the best to use. Watermelon would not be good, but cantaloupe may be better.
- I don't recommend bananas or apples, as they brown so fast after being exposed to the air.
Have fun playing with the design and colors of your fruit pizza. You don't have to be artsy to make this dessert look stunning. Just start putting the fruit around and see what happens.
It doesn't have to be perfect. You might be surprised at the work of art you end up creating!
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Fresh Fruit Pizza is a gorgeous dessert that looks like you spent hours making it! It tastes delicious, and is easy and fun to make. This is a showstopper that you need to bring to your next party!
- 1 (16.5 oz) tube Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough
- 1 lb Strawberries, sliced
- 2 Kiwi Fruit, sliced and peeled
- 1 cup Blueberries
- 1 (11 oz) can Mandarin Oranges, drained
- 1 pint Raspberries
- 8 oz Cream Cheese, room temperature
- 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, room temperature
- ½ - 1 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- ½ (8 oz) tub Whipped Topping (such as Cool-Whip®)
Heat oven to 350° F.
On a parchment lined baking sheet or a 14" pizza pan, roll or press the cookie dough with your hands to form a circle about 12" to 14", and about ⅛" thick.
Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, or until just turning light golden in color. It will be soft when you take it out of the oven.
Let the cookie cool completely.
Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
Add the vanilla and ¼ cup of the powdered sugar. Beat on low speed until fully incorporated. Add another ¼ cup of the sugar and mix in. Taste, and add more if you want it sweeter.
Fold in the whipped topping until fully mixed in. Place in the fridge to chill and become a little firmer.
Slice the strawberries and kiwi fruit.
When the cookie is completely cooled, carefully transfer to the dish you will be using to serve it from. Make sure you can use a knife on it.
Spread the frosting over the cookie in an even layer, to the edges. Use all of it.
Arrange the fruit in any pattern you like. I start from the outside and work my way towards the center. You can do as you like. Be creative!
To serve, cut as you would a pizza!
Use any fruit you like. Some other ideas are pineapple, grapes, mangos, and blackberries.
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