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Summer Dessert Pizza Recipe

Summer Dessert Pizza Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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- to 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.

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tips

  • Use premade sugar cookie dough to save a bit of time.
  • If you're in a pinch, orange marmalade works in place of the glaze.
  • Nutritional Facts

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

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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."

    JLSATOG User ID: 7439588 31294
    Reviewed Jun. 21, 2014

    "Would love this recipe but I have someone allergic to flour and eggs,,,,I substitute rice or potato flour, but any substitute for the eggs"

    BruceNewcomer User ID: 2782655 14123
    Reviewed Jun. 21, 2014

    "I make mine with strawberries, blueberries, halved seedless grapes, and peaches , nectarines, or plums. Like the other reviewers, I always get lots of compliments."

    michguy1963 User ID: 7225476 38468
    Reviewed Apr. 15, 2013

    "I have made this recipe several times now for work, every time I make them the employees yell at me for only making 2 (for a total of 10-12 employees) and I have been told that usually 2-3 didn't get any. I go in at 3pm the 1st one is usually gone by 4pm and the second one by 5:30 pm"

    Dontbugme User ID: 5938014 14121
    Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

    "This recipe was delicious. However, I did not make the crust. Instead, I used a roll of sugar cookie dough, that I pressed with a rolling pin out onto a 12' pizza pan. I baked it for about 16 min or until the edges got slightly brown. It was just the right mix of sweetness!"

    goodybrooks User ID: 1566757 8922
    Reviewed Jul. 4, 2010

    "very good. We used fresh strawberries, we picked from a local orchard."

    TheDix User ID: 607421 38460
    Reviewed Jul. 4, 2008

    "This was a big success, quite tasty. I streamlined it by using a long refrigerated sugar cookie roll for the crust. It still was very good, saved me some time. I tried to follow the picture, and the result was outstanding. Lots of compliments!"

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