Monday, April 12, 2010

Fruit Pizza

The jewel of all desserts! I would take this over anything, ANYTHING you might offer, and I'm a pretty big lover of all things sweet.

Essentially this is a giant sugar cookie with cream cheese frosting and fruit on top. If you don't like cream cheese, I have one thing to say: I am so, so sorry. Well, I actually I have something more constructive to add: you could substitute shortening for the cream cheese to make a more traditional frosting . . . but I can't vouch for the final product's awesomeness.

I make my own sugar cookie dough but you could probably use refrigerated dough from the store. This recipe is my absolute go-to recipe for sugar cookies. The recipe is double what you need for one pizza; you can make two, or make sugar cookies with the rest, or roll it into a log and freeze it for later.



2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (sometimes I use lemon extract)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.

 Roll half of the dough onto a pizza sheet (for Easter I used a 10-inch springform pan). Poke holes in the dough with a fork. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until golden. (Watch it, because I really can't remember how long I left this in.)

Let cool completely before adding toppings. If you're using a pizza pan, just leave it there. If you're using a springform pan, remove after 10 minutes and place on serving plate.

(For cookies, roll dough into balls and roll in white sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 8 min. at 375 degrees.)

Cream cheese layer:

4 oz. Neufchatel cream cheese (1/2 of an 8 oz. block; use more if necessary)
1 cup powdered sugar (use more if necessary)
1 teaspoon lemon juice


Beat all ingredients with a mixer until light and fluffy. Spread onto cooled crust.

Fruit layer:

Any fruits you love except bananas (I just don't want to deal with the browning), enough to cover the pizza; sliced


Arrange sliced fruit on pizza.

If you're like me, you will love this!


  1. this is the MOST awesome desssert EVER..... lots of diff variations for it.... i have seen a hawaian one with some sort of yogurt as topping and pineapples on top...... ohhh its sooooooo good!
    Hehe yours looks better than mine though.. i just throw on all the toppings... no special design 8)
    Theres also a fresh vegi pizza.. similar.. but cressants all rolled out for crust then baked.. ranch for topping, then all kinds of fresh vegi's and cheese and wahhhlaahhhh eat it! hehhe

  2. The veggie one sounds good too, Lisa! I will have to try it.

  3. Yes, I am also sorry for anyone that does not like cream cheese. I have had a veggie one too, but I think the veggie one I have had also has cream cheese as the sauce, or cream cheese mixed with something. So so good!