Fruit Pizza Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time
Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
Fruit pizza is bright, colorful and delightfully simple to make!

Updated: Mar. 05, 2024

Fruit pizza is a sweet treat I look forward to every summer. It’s hard to go wrong with dessert pizza, period, but this one is truly special. This gorgeous multicolored fruit pizza features a chewy sugar cookie crust, a rich cream cheese frosting and an abundance of fresh produce. A slice of this chilled pizza pie will hit the spot on a sunny summer’s day.

Here’s how to make a beautiful fruit pizza that will the star of the show at your summer gatherings.

Ingredients for Fruit Pizza

  • Cookie dough: This recipe utilizes a store-bought sugar cookie dough to keep the prep time to a minimum. If you prefer to go the homemade route, use the dough from your favorite sugar cookie recipe.
  • Cream cheese frosting: Cream cheese is the bridge between the sugar cookie base and the fresh fruit topping. Our frosting calls for a block of cream cheese, whipped topping (which makes the frosting fluffy) and confectioners’ sugar (which adds just the right amount of sweetness).
  • Fresh fruit: Bright, colorful fruit is the most important part of fruit pizza. This recipe calls for kiwifruit, mandarin oranges, banana slices and halved red grapes.
  • Sugar glaze: A sweet, citrusy mixture gets brushed onto the fruit pizza to make a shiny glaze. The citrus acid from the orange and lemon juices helps prevent the cut bananas from browning. The glaze also gives the fruit a sheen that makes each slice of pizza even prettier.


Step 1: Bake the sugar cookie crust

Patting the pizza dough on panTMB Studio

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Pat the cookie dough into an ungreased 14-inch pizza pan. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until the crust has reached a deep golden brown. Let the cookie crust cool.  

Step 2: Whip the cream cheese frosting

Whipping the cream cheese frostingTMB Studio

In a bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Fold in the thawed whipped topping.  

Step 3: Spread the frosting on the cookie crust

Cream cheese frosting on pizza base TMB Studio

Spread the prepared cream cheese frosting evenly over the cookie crust. 

Step 4: Arrange the fruit 

Arranging fruits on pizza base TMB Studio

Arrange the fruit on top of the pizza. 

Step 5: Make the sugar glaze

In a saucepan, bring the sugar, orange juice, water, lemon juice, cornstarch and salt to a boil, stirring constantly for 2 minutes or until thickened.  Let the sugar glaze cool. 

Step 6: Brush the glaze over the pizza 

Glazing the Fruit Pizza with sugar syrupTMB Studio

Brush the sugar glaze over the fruit. Chill the fruit pizza in the fridge.

Fruit Pizza Variations  

  • Choose other types of fruit: Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries will add more color and flavor to your ‘za. Figs, peaches, plums and apples would work well too. To avoid a soggy pizza, just stay away from watery, super-juicy fruits like watermelon.
  • Use a chocolate chip cookie crust: If you simply must have chocolate in your dessert, a chocolate chip cookie crust is the swap for you. Keep it simple by using the best store-bought chocolate chip cookie dough as tested and chosen by the Taste of Home editors and Test Kitchen team.
  • Add flavor to the frosting: A flavored cream cheese frosting would add more depth to fruit pizza. Strawberry cream cheese frosting or lemon cream cheese frosting are just two fruity options. A cinnamon cream cheese frosting would pair nicely with most fruit toppers.

How long will fruit pizza last? 

Thanks to the citrus-kissed syrup that’s brushed on top of the fruit pizza, the bananas won’t brown as quickly as they would on their own. However, you’ll still want to eat this fruit pizza pretty quickly, since cut fresh fruit becomes mushy and watery the longer it sits, even in the fridge. If necessary, leftovers will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to two days. 

Can you make fruit pizza ahead of time?  

The easiest way to prep fruit pizza ahead of time is to bake the sugar cookie crust the day before. That way, the crust has ample time to cool before you continue on with the recipe. However, you’ll still need to budget time to let the fully assembled fruit pizza chill in the fridge for an hour or two before serving, so consider making the pizza in the morning then serving it in the afternoon. 

You could also make the frosting ahead of time and store it in the fridge. Take it out of the fridge 10 to 15 minutes before you’re ready to assemble the pizza, since the frosting will need a little time to warm up so that it spreads nicely and easily onto the cookie crust. Our guide to leftover frosting will give you all the details on how to store yours for this recipe.

Fruit Pizza Tips 

How do you arrange the fruit on a fruit pizza?  

We spread the fruit evenly on the baked sugar cookie crust so each slice has a nice mixture of fruit. However, you can also create designs:  

  • Concentric circles: Start by making a tiny circle with one type of fruit in the middle of the pizza. Grab another type of fruit next, and make a circle outlining the first one. Continue until you reach the outer edge of the crust. 
  • Rainbow stripes: Stripes are easy to make! If you add blueberries and blackberries to the fruit mixture, you’ll span most of the rainbow colors.  
  • Flowers: If you’re feeling especially creative, make flowers from slices of banana or kiwifruit, with mandarin oranges as the petals. 

Don’t be afraid to get creative! Fruit pizza can be decorated for any occasion, rhyme or reason, whether it’s a heart made of raspberries for Valentine’s Day or even a four-leaf clover made of kiwifruit for St. Patrick’s Day.

Can you make fruit pizza without a pizza pan?  

Yes, you can make a fruit pizza sans pizza pan. Shape the cookie crust into the shape you like, like a rectangle or a square, and bake on a regular baking sheet.

Watch how to Make Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza

Prep Time 30 min
Cook Time 15 min
Yield 20 servings


  • 1 tube (16-1/2 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 to 3 kiwifruit, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 to 2 firm bananas, sliced
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 cup red grape halves
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Pinch salt


  1. Pat cookie dough into an ungreased 14-in. pizza pan. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until deep golden brown; cool.
  2. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over crust. Arrange fruit on top.
  3. In a saucepan, bring the sugar, orange juice, water, lemon juice, cornstarch and salt to a boil, stirring constantly for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool; brush over fruit. Chill. Store in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 235 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 162mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

These pretty fruit pizzas have been a hit every time I've served them. They start with premade cookie dough, making them super simple. —Janet O'Neal, Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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