This BEST Fruit Pizza is an all-time favorite! It starts with a sugar cookie crust and is completely customizable with your favorite fruit.
Our Favorite Fruit Pizza Ever!
I’ve made sugar cookie Fruit Pizza countless times, and it is now a favorite for my kids. We make it in the summer, for special occasions and whenever we are craving a sweet, cool treat.
The crust of this pizza is like a giant sugar cookie! The frosting is sweet and tangy with cream cheese and pineapple juice.
Like any Fruit Pizza, you can completely customize it with the fruit and fresh berries that YOU love. We always add strawberries, pineapple, kiwi, and bananas – but the possibilities of fruit toppings are endless!
How to Make Fruit Pizza
This delicious dessert is so easy!
SUGAR COOKIE CRUST. In a large bowl cream together butter, sugar and egg. Mix flour, cream of tarter, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to creamed mixture.
ROLL. Dip hands in flour and spread dough onto a lightly greased pizza pan in a circle making sure to leave 1-2 inches around the edges (the dough will spread as it bakes).
BAKE. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. cool.
FROSTING. Cream together cream cheese, sugar, and pineapple juice. Spread over cookie crust.
FRUIT. Right before serving slice the fruit and decorate the top of the pizza. (Dip bananas in pineapple juice to keep from getting dark.) Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Store bought crust. If you don’t have time to make a homemade crust you can easily grab a package of sugar cookie dough from the market. Heat the oven to 375°F. Press the dough into the pan and bake for about 13 minutes.
No sticking. Don’t forget to to spray the pan with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper. This will make it super easy to remove each slice without worrying that it will stick to the pan.
Frosting. Make sure that the crust cools completely before adding the frosting on.
Slicing the pizza. Just like with regular pizza, use a round pizza cutter to slice this dessert. A large kitchen knife will also work.
Brown fruit. Treating the slices of fruit with lemon juice or Ball’s Fresh Fruit powder before placing them on the pizza will help keep the fruit from browning.
Soggy crust. The cookie crust will hold up well without becoming soggy for several hours. However, the longer it is stored the mushier the crust will become.
Most soft fresh fruit can work well on this Fruit Pizza. Aside from what we used in this recipe you can use:
- sliced grapes
- mandarin oranges
- thinly sliced apples
Use the various fruits to create beautiful designs on the pizza.
- Patriotic– Perfect for Memorial day or 4th of July: Use a red fruit like strawberries or raspberries, blueberries and bananas.
- Christmas: Red fruit with kiwis and accent with a bright fruit like mandarin oranges or pineapple.
- Rainbow: Ether start at the center with red fruit and work outward, or line the perimeter with red and work inward. Use layers of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple fruits.
- Different designs: Use different colored fruit to create stripes, circles/spiral pattern, medallion patterns, or just go crazy and pile the fruit on willy nilly.
- Change up the frosting: Instead of the cream cheese filling use different flavored pudding, nutella, Lemon Curd, yogurt, or your favorite Fruit Dip.
Making Ahead + Storing
Making ahead of time. Prepare most of the ingredients a day beforehand, but don’t assemble the pizza until 2-3 hours before serving. If you need to store the pizza for a couple of hours, cover loosely and keep it in the fridge before serving.
- Crust – cook, cool and cover. Store at room temperature.
- Frosting – store in an airtight container in the fridge.
- Sliced fruit – store in separate containers in the fridge. Be cautious of fruits that become soggy or brown quickly. I suggest not cutting those until you assemble the pizza.
STORE. Leftover pizza can be covered and stored in the fridge for a day or so. The fruit and crust will become more and more mushy the longer it’s stored, so it’s best to eat leftovers fairly quickly.
For more fruity desserts, check out:
Fruit Pizza Recipe
- bananas, strawberries, kiwis, blackberries, pineapples, blueberries
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese softened
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons pineapple juice or vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, cream together sugar, butter and egg with a hand mixer.
- In another bowl, mix flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
- Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and mix until well combined.
- Dip hands in flour and spread dough onto a lightly greased pizza pan until it is approximately ¼ inch thick. Leave 1–2 inches around the edges of the pan for dough to expand.
- Bake for 10 minutes, then let cool.
- While crust cools, make the frosting. In a medium bowl, cream together cream cheese, sugar and pineapple juice with the hand mixer. Spread over cooled cookie crust.
- Right before serving, add desired fruit in the pattern you prefer. Tip: Dip bananas in pineapple juice to keep them from getting dark fast.
- Keep refrigerated for up to 3 hours until ready to serve.