This sugar cookie fruit pizza recipe uses cream cheese frosting and fresh fruit to create a delightful combination of sweetness, creaminess, and freshness all in one bite. And it looks as good as it tastes.
If you’re looking for a dessert that tastes delicious, is super easy to make and is pretty enough to use as a centerpiece for your table, you’re in the right place.
This fruit pizza combines the sweet, crumbly goodness of sugar cookies with the smooth richness of cream cheese frosting and the freshness of berries, kiwi and grapes.
With its delightful mix of textures and flavors, it is a recipe that is loved by people of all ages.
Which is why this dessert is one of my go-to recipes for summer cookouts and other celebrations where I’m serving both kids and adults.
It’s also a very versatile dessert since you can switch out the fruit toppings to almost anything you want. Making it look and taste completely different.
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This recipe makes 8 large slices.
Here is your shopping list:
- baking supplies – 1½ cups all-purpose flour, ½ teaspoon baking powder
- sugar – 1 cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- dairy – ½ cup (or 1 stick) salted butter, 8-oz package cream cheese
- eggs – 1 large egg
- flavoring -1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- fruit toppings – 1 cup raspberries, 1 cup blueberries, 2 kiwis, ½ cup red grapes
- If you want to make this recipe even easier, you can make the sugar cookie crust from pre-made cookie dough such as Pillsbury sugar cookie dough. Just spread it out on a pizza pan, prick the top with a fork and bake as directed on the package.
- You can substitute strawberries or blackberries for the raspberries. Or add other fruit such as cherries, sliced apples, oranges and peaches for a different look and taste.
How to make sugar cookie fruit pizza
Take the cream cheese and butter out of the refrigerator a couple of hours ahead of time so it can warm to room temperature.
Peel the kiwis. I like to use a carrot peeler for this.
Then slice it and cut the slices in half.
Cut the grapes in half.
Preheat the oven to 350℉.
Make the sugar cookie crust
In a medium sized mixing bowl, use a mixer to cream ½ cup butter with 1 cup granulated sugar.
Mix on medium-high speed until it is light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Then whisk in the egg until it is completely mixed in.
Add in 1½ cups all-purpose flour and ½ tsp baking powder.
Mix on low speed to gently incorporate the dry ingredients just until they are combined.
Use your fingers or a rolling pin to spread the cookie dough out on a 12-inch pizza pan.
Use a fork to poke holes in it. This will let steam escape while it is baking and help to keep the crust flat.
Bake at 350℉ for 13 minutes or until the bottom is very lightly browned.
Let it cool completely on a wire cooling rack.
Make the fruit pizza frosting
Meanwhile, make the cream cheese frosting.
Add an 8-ounce package of cream cheese, 1/3 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla to a medium mixing bowl.
Mix on medium-high speed until completely combined.
Put the pizza together
Make sure the cookie crust is completely cool before continuing. Otherwise, the icing will melt.
Spread the frosting over the top of the sugar cookie.
Arrange the fruit on the top of the icing.
Start in the middle with smaller fruit such as blueberries and raspberries.
Then add larger and larger circles of different fruit around the middle.
Cut the fruit pizza into slices like you would a regular pizza.
For large cookies, cut it into 8 pieces. But smaller ones, you can do 16 slices.
How to make ahead of time
To make fruit pizza ahead of time, make the crust and frosting as directed but don’t put them together yet. This will prevent the cookie from getting soggy.
Store them separately in the fridge covered in plastic wrap for up to 3 days.
When you are ready to serve it, put it together with the fruit as directed.
Since it has cream cheese frosting, fruit pizza should be refrigerated until close to serving time.
Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days covered in plastic wrap.
I find it easiest to wrap the whole pizza pan rather than trying to store individual slices of the dessert.
Frequently asked questions
The frosting and fresh fruit on top of fruit pizza can make the cookie crust get soggy after a while, so it is best to put the dessert together just before serving. Also, use fruit that doesn’t have to be cut or doesn’t have a lot of juice.
The best fruit pizza toppings are small fruit like raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, cherries, and grapes, or slices of larger fruit such as kiwi, oranges, and peaches.
Other fruit desserts you might like
Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza
- measuring cups and spoons
- mixer with mixing bowl
- pizza pan or baking sheet
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup salted butter at room temperature
- 1 large egg
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 8 oz block cream cheese at room temperature
- ⅓ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 kiwis sliced and cut in half
- ½ cup grapes cut in half
- Preheat the oven to 350℉.
- Using a mixer and medium-sized mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Add the egg and mix until combined.
- Add the baking powder and flour. Use the mixer on a low speed to gently incorporate the dry ingredients until no dry pockets remain in the dough.
- Spread the cookie dough out on a 12-inch pizza pan and use a fork to poke holes in the cookie dough.
- Bake for 13 minutes.
- Cool the cookie crust on a wire cooling rack until no longer warm, at least 20 minutes.
- While the cookie crust is baking, prepare the frosting. Use the mixer to combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
- Spread the frosting over the top of the crust.
- Add the fruit toppings, starting with a small circle of fruit in the center. Then expanding out with bigger and bigger circles of fruit until the entire top is covered.
- Other fruits that can be used to top your fruit pizza include strawberries, blackberries, cherries, oranges, or peaches depending on your preference.
- You can prepare the crust and frosting ahead of time. Store them separately in the fridge covered in plastic wrap for up to 3 days. Then put the pizza together and decorate with fruit just before serving.
- Fruit pizza should be stored in the refrigerator since it has cream cheese frosting.
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