Fruit Pizza

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I think fruit pizza is one of the classic summer desserts. . . so imagine my surprise and horror to realize that the end of summer is almost here and I had not made it at all this year! I promised Scott that I would make it over Labor Day weekend (it was even on my to-do list), but we had more than enough desserts already, so I never got around to it. . . He was super bummed. Until I promised to make it the next weekend. Winking smile My version (well really my Mom’s), has a sweetened cream cheese layer over a sugar cookie base, topped with whatever fruit you love, and drizzled with a sugary perfection glaze.

To make Fruit Pizza –>

1. Use sugar cookie dough (You can make your own cookie dough, or just by pre-made) and spread on pan.

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I usually use a baking sheet or jelly roll pan. You will need to use your fingers and the heel of your hand to work the dough around the pan until spread to a even layer. This is by far the worst part of the entire fruit pizza process. . . Winking smile  and bake according to package directions.  

Remember that the cookie continues to cook after you take it out of oven so do not cook until crisp. <—My Mother reminds me of this EVERYTIME I make sugar cookie anything. .. I will never ever forget that you should take sugar cookies out of the oven before they look done, otherwise, they will be over-done.
2. Top with cream cheese topping –> Topping:  a package of cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tsp vanilla.  Cream together.

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3. Top with fruit of choice.  My favs are mandarin oranges and kiwis.

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4. Spread with glaze –> Glaze:  1/2 cup sugar, 2 Tablespoons cornstarch, 3/4 cup pineapple juice (6oz can), juice of one lemon (about 3 T). Cook all together until thickened and drizzle over fruit.

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And enjoy. . .Smile 

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What’s your favorite fruit pizza topping??

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  1. This looks amazing and so easy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Will have to make this. Very soon!!
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  2. Ooooh yummmm….. My favorite pizza to bring to work breakfasts 🙂 I always use blueberries, mandarin oranges, strawberries and whatever else I can find fresh at the store 🙂
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    • KT

      that’s what is super nice about fruit pizza is that it is totally customizable and will be awesome no matter what!!

  3. I really love blueberries kiwi strawberries and raspberries!!! Love fruit pizza!! For Easter I make a tart that is very similar. It has melted white chocolate added to the cream cheese layer. Super good.
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  4. My mom used to make a fruit pizza in the summer and I always loved it! My favorite toppings were usually the blackberries from our yard and kiwis.
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  5. Wow, that sounds delicious!
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  6. Oh my goodness. Can I come over? That looks FABULOUS.

    xx Kait
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  7. YUM!!!! I haven’t had fruit pizza in seriously forever. I can’t even remember the last time?! Have fun at HLS this weekend!
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    • KT

      That’s how I felt too when I made it last weekend. . . it is not going to be long before I have to make it again. 😉

  8. fruit pizza is one of my favorite desserts. and you feel like it’s kinda sorta healthy because it has fruit!!

    • KT

      agreed!! I am always suprised by how much I like it because I am a total chocolate dessert person – and cupcakes with lots of frosting of course. 😉

  9. YUM! Another kid-friendly recipe. Thanks
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  10. That fruit pizza looks delish! I’m a fruit fan. If I’m not allergic to it, put it on my pizza!
    Lots of sugar in this recipe. MMMMMMM!
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