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
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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 serving (1 piece) equals 176 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 118 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g 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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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."

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."

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!!"

Reviewed Jul. 11, 2014

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

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!"

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