Summer Dessert Pizza Recipe
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Summer Dessert Pizza Recipe

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My family enjoys this dessert anytime of the year, but it's especially refreshing during the hot months. You can use whatever fruits are in season. —Ida Ruth Wenger, Harrisonburg, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 1 firm banana, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 can (8 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 kiwifruit, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup fresh blueberries

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 176 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 118mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and beat well. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Press dough into a greased 12-in. x 14-in. pizza pan. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. For glaze, combine sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Stir in the water and orange juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
  4. For topping, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Add whipped topping; mix well. Spread over crust. Arrange fruit on top. Brush glaze over fruit. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Summer Dessert Pizza in Country Extra July 1996, p51

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tinarm User ID: 163179 249470
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2016

"Great recipe! Can use warmed jelly in place of glaze to save a little time."

germanycook User ID: 6411056 249340
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2016

"yum, yummy and yummiest! Much better when the topping sits a bit and softens the cookie as a previous reviewer recommended. I slice portions of the pizza without fruit, and then spoon the cut-up fruit over each serving - no cutting thru the fruit and squashing the topping. Much nicer and easier!"

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 224351
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

"This was so good. Believe it or or, my husband and I both thought it was better the next day after the cookie became a little softer! I used lite whipped cream and couldn't tell a difference. Next time I may try using reduced fat cream cheese too. Either way, it was delicious."

cbachtel User ID: 3618273 68496
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2014

"These were beautiful and very tasty. I made two for my son's wedding, and one didn't make it to the reception! Great for a Summer occasion, when fresh fruit is available."

tsuop User ID: 6274346 37874
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

"I made this for the 4th of July ( just getting around to my review :+)) I used strawberries & blueberries in the design of the American Flag. BEAUTIFUL!!"

vbag User ID: 1135425 37872
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2014

"I have to add peaches to anything that calls for fruit. This is simple and delicious."

Floridaysgirl User ID: 4727180 11664
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2014

"I took this to a 4th of July potluck BBQ and it was a huge hit! I arranged the fruit into a pretty design on top before adding the glaze. This is great with all the fruit that is ripe right now!"

hchambers User ID: 7140928 15555
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2014

"Great recipe. It is delicious and you can use whatever fruits your family likes. My kids really like this and you can let them put their own fruit on it."

GoodLuckBear User ID: 5560592 8924
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2014

"To answer the question about egg allergies, you might try a shortbread recipe. There are no eggs in it."

Haroldandsue User ID: 4612668 39589
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2014

"I have made this, but I used puff pastry instead. Very good."

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