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Fresh Fruit Pizza

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Did you know it’s National Pizza Month? The next time you order a pizza or two for dinner,  finish your meal with this vibrant and delicious Fresh Fruit Pizza!

Add whatever fruit you’d like for your own customizable dessert pizza. Just as perfect for a summer gathering as for a casual grand finale for a pizza party.

A slice of Fresh Fruit Pizza being removed from a whole pizza on a metal pizza pan

Fresh Fruit Pizza

How does this sound: a soft sugar cookie crust topped with a dreamy cream cheese frosting and garnished with colorful glazed fresh fruit? Pretty darn good, right? I dug out my pizza pan and pat out a round of cookie dough to form the crust. My favorite icing was spread over the baked cookie before artfully placing berries and fruit over the surface. What a perfect way to celebrate pizza!!

Close view of the fruit on a Fresh Fruit Pizza

National Pizza Month

If not for the Sunday Supper gang, I’d have no idea that it was the month of the pizza. My Pizza Margherita is one of the few entrees that the whole family loves. I have one, not to be named daughter, who favors plain cheese pizza, while the guys want the meat lovers, heart attack special. I love a more gourmet version with a fair share of veggies like artichokes, spinach, and mushrooms. But I get vetoed every time. So why not go with a dessert pizza? Dilemma solved.  Check out all the amazing pizzas created by the the Sunday Supper Tastemakers.

Tips for Making a Fresh Fruit Pizza

This fun dessert pizza can be tweaked so many ways. Use just strawberries or try a different cookie recipe for the crust. Here are some of my tips to help make your dessert pizza perfect every time.

  • Use chilled cookie dough to make your crust. This helps prevent undue spreading when it’s baked.
  • If the dough happens to spread too much when it comes out of the oven, just use your spatula to tap the crust back while it’s still warm and pliable.
  • For a shortcut, feel free to use a refrigerated store bought cookie dough.
  • Feel free to make the crust from any flavored cookie dough. A sugar cookie dough, though, is the most versatile.
  • Top with a single fruit, like all strawberry slices or whatever combination appeals to you!

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Fresh Fruit Pizza

A vibrant, delicious dessert pizza with a sugar cookie crust and cream cheese frosting! Crust adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction,

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American



  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch


  • 6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted

To finish:

  • Fresh fruit, sliced as needed (I used blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, green grapes, and kiwi)
  • 1/4 cup trained apricot jam to glaze, optional


  1. Cream the butter and sugar with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cornstarch. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until just combined. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes, but longer is better to prevent spreading when baked.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 12-inch pizza pan and pat the cold cookie dough into a flat round. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until very light brown. Do not over-bake. Cool before frosting.
  4. To make frosting, whip the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and lemon juice and mix until combined. Add the powdered sugar and mix until well incorporated.
  5. Spread frosting over cooled crust leaving about ½-inch of the edge unfrosted. Arrange fruit in concentric circles as desired.
  6. To glaze, heat the strained apricot jam with a teaspoon of water. I used the microwave. Using a pastry brush, glaze the fruit.
  7. To serve, cut in wedges.

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27 comments on “Fresh Fruit Pizza”

  1. Very pretty Liz! Your cookie crust sounds like a great recipe too, I’ve bookmarked it for later:@)

  2. You have outdone yourself this time, Liz! That is one of the most stunning desserts I’ve ever seen. Bet it disappeared in a heartbeat!

  3. A dessert pizza with lots of fresh fruits is the BEST!

  4. This fruit lover would LOVE to try a dessert fruit pizza! (We have the same issue in our house, with Rachel preferring a cheese pizza, while the rest of us like toppings. If we’re ordering, we usually get two.)

  5. I adore fruit pizzas! This is my kind of dessert!!!!

  6. Fresh fruit is totally my jam! Love that you went all bakery style on this with the fancy apricot glaze. So professional.

  7. This is a classic recipe, Liz.

  8. I remember seeing a fresh fruit pizza some years back and thought it was clever, kids would love it! I had no idea there was a pizza month, go figure!

  9. This looks beautiful and I know it tastes great too! My mom used to make this back in the day but she didn’t make sugar cookie from scratch. Great recipe!

  10. So pretty, Liz! I love that fresh fruit topping!

  11. Such beautiful slices! And it sounds tasty too. Pizza for dessert feels such a treat!

  12. This is almost too pretty to eat…but I wouldn’t be able to resist. 🙂

  13. This is almost too pretty to eat…but I wouldn’t be able to resist. 🙂

  14. I believe that’s the prettiest pizza I have ever seen!

  15. Pretty cool combination, dear! Have a great week! xoxo

  16. Divine! Definitely saving this recipe…Must say the whole dessert would appeal very much to the Japanese sensibility…and of course to this Ninja Baker =)

  17. Hi Liz, this pizza would be a big hit at my house, love all the vibrant color, looks delicious!

  18. Liz you are an artist. Look how even your fruit is on that pizza, it is gorgeous. Now this is something that would make the hubby and the boys very happy. Sharing, of course! Take care

  19. This is so impressive! It would make a great dish to bring to a brunch!

  20. Fresh fruit pizza sounds yummy. I love the colors of the pizza.

  21. Ahhhh this is definitely my kind of pizza… Colorful, festive, and filled with lots of fresh fruits. This definitely needs to happen soon!

  22. Look at all of those pizzas to check out!!! I’m in heaven. What a fun meal to have pizza for every course. Your fruit and cookie pizza is a fantastic way to end it all. Fun post!

  23. One of my favorite desserts ever! Going to read the recipe more carefully to see how it compares to mine. 🙂

  24. I love the idea that you made your own crust instead of using a sugar cookie package like most of the recipes I have ever seen. All homemade is the best and this one trumps them all. This is awesome Liz!

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