Fruit Pizza

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Fruit Pizza

Perfectly easy to make yet it’s always a showstopper that’s sure to impress, both in flavor and presentation. It’s brimming with fresh and luscious flavor, and boasting of such beautiful natural colors.
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

Cookie Dough

  • 1 2/3  cups all-purpose flour, preferably unbleached (scoop and level to measure)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 12 Tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 pc large egg at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Topping

  • 8 oz cream cheese nearly room temperature
  • 6 Tbsp granulated sugar or a little more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Fruit Layer

  • 5 cups assorted fresh fruit*
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves, pressed through a sieve to remove lumps
  • 1 Tbsp water

Instructions
 

To make sugar cookie dough crust:

  • Preheat oven, prepare pizza pan: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a rimmed 12-inch pizza pan (without holes), line with a round of parchment paper and butter parchment paper.
  • Whisk dry ingredients: In a medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Cream butter and sugar in mixer: In the bowl of an electric stand mixer cream together 3/4 cup granulated sugar and butter until well combined. Scrape down bowl.
  • Mix in egg and vanilla: Mix in egg and 2 tsp vanilla extract. Scrape down bowl.
  • Blend in dry ingredients: Add flour mixture then blend just until combined.
  • Spread into pizza pan: Drop batter onto prepared pizza pan, then spread into an even layer with hands coated in non-stick cooking spray.
  • Bake then let cool: Bake in preheated oven about 11 – 13 minutes until just cooked through. Remove from oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.

For the cream cheese frosting and toppings:

  • Blend icing ingredients in a mixing bowl: In a mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer (or in the bowl of a stand mixer), whip cream cheese, 6 Tbsp granulated sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla until light and fluffy.
  • Top and decorate fruit pizza: Spread frosting over crust and top with fruit.
  • Brush with glaze: In a very small mixing bowl whisk together preserves and water. Brush mixture over fruit.

Store-Bought Sugar Cookie Dough Method

  • Use 1 (16.5 oz) pkg. refrigerated sugar cookie dough.
  • Keep all toppings the same.
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a rimmed 12-inch pizza pan, line with a round of parchment paper and butter parchment paper (or alternately line with foil and spray foil with non-stick cooking spray).
  • Crumble cookie dough over prepared pizza pan and spread into an even layer to completely cover bottom of pan. Bake 13 - 14 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack.

How to Store Fruit Pizza

  • Yes, but wait to add the fruit.
  • You can prepare the crust and even top with the frosting but wait to add the fruit and glaze until the day you’ll be serving it.
  • The fruit starts to break down and the liquids seep run which can alter the clean appearance and change the texture. To prevent a soggy crust just wait to add it.

Notes

In this fruit pizza recipe you get a soft and tender sugar cookie base that’s covered with a rich cream cheese topping, and layered with a generous amount of vibrantly flavored fresh fruit.
Then it’s finished with a sweet apricot jam which gives the pizza the perfect finishing sheen.
Simply put it’s a staple summer recipe! I love to make it at least once every summer and top it with a colorful variety of seasonal fruit.
You just can’t go wrong with a cookie topped with a sweet and tangy frosting, lots of tasty fruit and a simple fruit pizza glaze.
And the possibilities of how it can be decorated with creative patterns are endless. Such a fun dessert that everyone will love!
You get a soft and tender sugar cookie base that's covered with a rich cream cheese frosting, then that is layered with a generous amount of vibrantly flavored fresh fruit, and lastly it's finished with a sweet apricot jam which gives it the perfect finishing sheen.

Best Fruits to Use

There are a lot of options here but these are my favorites:
  • blueberries
  • kiwis
  • grapes
  • mangoes or peaches
  • mandarin oranges (bottled are fine if you drain well)
  • pineapple (I used that to cut a star shape as well)
  • raspberries
  • strawberries

Tips for the Best Fruit Pizza

  • If you have a kitchen scale use that to measure ingredients for the most consistent results.
  • If you find the dough is a little to sticky to work with you can chill it for 30 minutes before spreading into pan (then increase bake time by a few minutes).
  • Don’t skip greasing hands, it will make the dough more manageable to spread into pan.
  • Let crust cool completely or the icing will just melt.
  • Use bright sweet fruits for best flavor, also choose those with rich colors to create pretty patterns.

Notes

*I like to use fresh fruit such as strawberries, kiwis, raspberries, blueberries, pineapple, grapes, mango, peaches or mandarine oranges). Avoid fruit that will brown quickly such as bananas or apples.
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