Easy Fruit Pizza
This Easy Fruit Pizza recipe has a sugar cookie crust, marshmallow cream cheese frosting, and rows of freshly cut fruit. Perfect for parties, entertaining, and for kids!
People have been asking me for years if I had a fruit pizza recipe, and I remember the first time someone asked me I was totally puzzled.
Fruit…pizza? Like…pizza with fruit on it? I was totally picturing a regular pizza crust with cut fruit on it, and some sort of mystery sauce. It didn’t make sense to me.
Little did I know that fruit pizza is NOT really all that pizza-like. It has:
- a sugar cookie “crust” for the base (yum)
- a cream cheese frosting “sauce” on top (yum again)
- and freshly cut rows of fruit on top for the toppings (YUM!)
The first time I made a fruit pizza to investigate, I honestly wasn’t sure it would taste good, or if it was just one of those “pretty desserts for show.” You know what I mean?
Nope, it tastes DANG GOOD. Wow. I finally saw why people were asking me if I had a recipe for it!
I remember my husband and I kept cutting slices, and more slices, and more slices. It’s one of those “so good I can’t stop” desserts.
I’ve been working on this recipe for a while, and have simplified it as much as I can ingredients-wise (except for the party of fruit on top). It’s REALLY easy to make, and so tasty.
It also feels perfect for summer, when it’s time to enjoy all the fruit we can!
To get started, whisk together the dry ingredients, which is flour, baking powder, and salt:
In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar, then add an egg and vanilla extract:
Whip it all up until it’s fluffy:
Add the dry ingredients, and mix it until a dough forms:
Gather the dough up into a flat disk, then wrap in plastic and chill for one hour:
After chilling, roll the sugar cookie dough into a 12″ circle and place on a silicone mat or parchment paper:
Bake for 18 minutes, and in the meantime, whip together the frosting with a hand mixer. It’s just marshmallow fluff and cream cheese:
Let the sugar cookie crust cool, then spread the frosting all over the top:
Now it’s time for the fruit! I got a gorgeous container of strawberries:
And I also prepared some mango, kiwi, blackberries, and mandarin oranges:
Layer the cut fruit onto the pizza, in whatever design you like:
Enjoy! Find the full recipe below, and here’s a step-by-step video I made for those who want a more visual overview:
Easy Fruit Pizza
For the Sugar Cookie Crust:
- 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Fluff Frosting:
- 8 oz package cream cheese at room temperature
- 7.5 oz jar marshmallow cream
- Fruit of your choice like strawberries, mango, kiwi, oranges, blackberries, raspberries, etc.
- In a large bowl, whisk to combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In another bowl use a hand mixer to cream together the butter and sugar for one minute until combined and fluffy, then mix in the egg and vanilla extract.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and mix this on low speed until a crumbly dough forms. Dump the dough out onto a countertop and shape the dough into a flat smooth disk. Wrap it in plastic wrap, then chill in the fridge for at least one hour*, so the crust doesn’t spread out too much when baking.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Unwrap the cookie dough, then roll it out into about a 12” circle, and set on a silicone mat or parchment paper. Bake for about 18 minutes until slightly golden on the edges, then let cool.
- While the cookie crust cools, whip together the cream cheese and marshmallow cream for two minutes on high speed, until fluffy and combined.
- Frost the pizza crust with the frosting, then add the sliced fruit in rows on top. Slice and enjoy!