Fruit Pizza

I may not post a lot of dessert recipes on here, but as requested by popular demand, this week’s featured recipe will be fruit pizza! With a made-from-scratch sugar cookie crust, a hand-whipped cream cheese frosting, and an assortment of delicious fresh fruits, this has quickly become one of my new favorite go-to desserts. I will surely be bringing this as a go-to item for potluck events this year!

Did you know that homemade cream cheese frosting only contains between 4-5 ingredients? Interestingly, most commercial cream cheese frosting tubs contain somewhere between 14-15 ingredients per package… and surprisingly, most brands of cream cheese frosting don’t even contain  cream cheese as an ingredient. This makes no sense! As with most pre-packaged foods, commercial frosting contains a laundry list of preservatives, food colorings, and other additives, which ultimately make the food product more shelf-stable. By creating these products from scratch, you are able to save yourself from consuming these not-so-helpful preservatives, and are able to have more control over the ingredients you are using (ahem… like REAL cream cheese).

Like all desserts of course, this type of a dish is to be consumed in moderation; but what better way is there than to enjoy a sweet treat with a nutritious fruit-filled flare? Enjoy!

Cookie Crust Ingredients:
Yields two 6″ cookie crusts,

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda

Cream cheese Frosting:

  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/8 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2-1 Tbsp. of milk, as needed

Fruit – Per preference, but I used: 

  • about 1 lb. fresh strawberries, rinsed, sliced in half, stems removed
  • about 1 cup of fresh blueberries, whole, rinsed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a large 9 x 13 inch baking sheet, and set it aside until step 4.
    As an alternative to greasing the pan, you could line it with parchment paper. 

  2. In a large bowl, beat 1/2 cup of softened butter for 1-2 minutes, until smooth. Slowly add the sugar to the bowl, and continue to rapidly stir the mixture for another 1-2 minutes, or until you reach a fluffy texture. Add the egg and vanilla, and stir for an additional 30 seconds, or so.
    Hint: Using an electric mixer for this part of the recipe will be ideal. Mix the ingredients over a medium speed. 

  3. In a separate bowl, combine all dry cookie crust ingredients. Slowly add this dry mixture to the we ingredients, while continuously stirring until you achieve a soft, even dough, without lumps. For best results,  chill the dough for 30 minutes or so, before proceeding to step 4.


  4. Once the dough has chilled,  form it into two even balls. Press each dough ball  down onto the baking sheet, to form two circular crusts. Be sure to keep about 1 inch of distance between the two crust. Bake for about 18-20 minute, or until you notice the edges of the dough are starting to brown. Proceed to step 5 while you wait for the cookie crusts to bake. 


  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, begin beating the cream cheese and the rest of the softened butter together for about 2-3 minutes. If you are using an electric mixer, use a medium speed. Once the mixture is smooth, slowly stir in the powdered sugar, and the milk, as needed, if the mixture seems too dry. Beat for about 1-2 additional minutes, until you achieve a smooth, thick texture.


  6. Once the cookie crusts are finished baking, remove them from the oven and allow them to completely cool, before you begin frosting. Once the crusts have cooled, use a rubber spatula to evenly spread the frosting over the entire cookie crusts, as shown below. 


  7. Finally, decorate your frosted cookie crusts with fruit, in any design that you choose! You can literally use any fruit for this recipe; all will be delicious. Cut your fruit pizzas into 8 triangles, or if you are serving a large crowd you could cut them into small squares. Enjoy!!!


Fruit Pizza
Portions: 16 triangle-shaped slices – (8 slices per individual 6″ pizza)
Food Groups Amount Per Portion
Grains ½ ounce(s)
Refined Grains ½ ounce(s)
Fruits ¼ cup(s)
Whole Fruit ¼ cup(s)
Calories Amount Per Portion
Total Calories 210 Calories
Added Sugars 64 Calories
Saturated Fat 53 Calories
Alcohol 1 Calories
Nutrients Amount Per Portion
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 29 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 19 g
Added Sugars 16 g
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 – EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 – DHA 2 mg
Cholesterol 36 mg
Minerals Amount Per Portion
Calcium 32 mg
Potassium 69 mg
Sodium 143 mg
Copper 39 µg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 7 mg
Phosphorus 39 mg
Selenium 5 µg
Zinc 0 mg
Vitamins Amount Per Portion
Vitamin A 87 µg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.0 mg
Vitamin B12 0.1 µg
Vitamin C 14 mg
Vitamin D 0 µg
Vitamin E 0 mg AT
Vitamin K 3 µg
Folate 42 µg DFE
Thiamin 0.1 mg
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 15 mg