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Fruit Pizza

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Makes

20 servings

Updated: May. 04, 2023
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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.
Fruit Pizza Tips

What other fruit can you put on fruit pizza?

Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries would add more sweetness and color to each slice. To avoid a soggy fruit pizza, stay away from watery or super juicy fruits like watermelon. Find more ideas for fruit combinations with these fruit pizza recipes.

How do you arrange the fruit on fruit pizza?

Spread the cut fruit evenly on the baked sugar cookie dough, so each slice has a mix of fruit. You could also assemble concentric circles of fruit, starting from the middle of the pizza and working your way out. Rainbow stripes would be easy to arrange as well, especially if you add blueberries and blackberries to the mix. If you're feeling especially creative, shape a flower from a slice of banana or kiwi, with mandarin oranges as the petals.

Can you use homemade sugar cookie dough to make fruit pizza?

You absolutely can make your own sugar cookie crust for fruit pizza. Whip up your favorite sugar cookie recipe and bake until golden. Don't skip chilling the dough in the fridge before baking it.

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. This 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 and serving it in the afternoon.

How long will fruit pizza last?

Thanks to the sugar syrup with lemon juice that's brushed on top of the fruit, the bananas won't brown as quickly as they would otherwise. But you'll still want to eat this fruit pizza pretty quickly, since cut fresh fruit becomes mushy and too juicy the longer it sits, even in the fridge.

Serve your fruit pizza with one of these other light summer desserts.


Lauren Pahmeier, Taste of Home Associate Editor

Nutrition Facts

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