July 16, 2013

Easy Fruit Pizza Recipe

Have you ever made something and it was so wonderful that you didn’t want to share?  That happened to me earlier this month.  I hadn’t made fruit pizza in a few years. Since summer is here I had purchased some kiwis, strawberries, peaches and such on sale. Suddenly I thought it would be a good idea to make a fruit pizza.  I was pleasantly surprised at how great it tasted. How could I have forgotten?

Red strawberries, orange mandarin oranges, yellow peaches, yellow pineapple, green kiwis, and blue blueberries  make the fruit pizza an attractive item on any food table.  It is such a refreshing treat on hot summer days.  And I’m certainly not going to complain that it is so easy to prepare.  🙂

fruit pizza 1

 Here’s the easy recipe:

  • 1 roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • various fruit – kiwis, strawberries, blueberries, mandarin oranges, etc.

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 12 inch pizza pan with with cooking spray.  (I couldn’t find my round pizza pan so I used a rectangular shaped one.)  Remove cookie dough from package. Press the dough evenly in the pan to create a crust.  Bake crust for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.  It may be a little puffy but go by the color. The puffiness will settle when it cools.  Cool the crust completely, for at least 30 minutes.

In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until thoroughly mixed and fluffy.  Spread the mixture over the cookie dough crust.  Arrange the fruit over the crust.  Refrigerate until chilled. Slice and serve.  Refrigerate any leftovers.

fruit pizza 2


*Money saving tips: To save money on this recipe, make your own sugar cookie dough. Use coupons and sales to purchase the cookie dough. Many times there will be Pillsbury coupons in the paper and it’s pretty easy to find it on sale. 

Have you ever had fruit pizza?


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