The classic, crowd-pleasing Fruit Pizza has a cookie dough crust, dreamy cream cheese frosting and a colorful top layer of fruit and a tasty glaze. Great appetizer/dessert for parties of any kind, any time of the year!
Don’t you love recipes that can be served any time of the year and that always make people swoon? Fruit Pizza is one of those recipes. I see this dessert/appetizer/party food at summer parties just as often as I see them at holiday gatherings. The cookie crust in this recipe is my FAVORITE and the cream cheese frosting will cause a little yelp to slip out of your mouth. Get as creative as you wish with the fruit! You can go the rainbow route or just pick and choose a few favorites. The glaze on the top adds an extra touch of delicious sweetness and helps the fruit to stay shiny and fresh!
What fruit to put on fruit pizza?
As one who enjoys creating pretty things, this is my favorite part. Fruit is so colorful and gorgeous! I tend to try recreating the rainbow, so I like using strawberries, raspberries, mandarin oranges, pineapple, kiwi, grapes, blueberries and blackberries. Fruit that browns easily (such as apples and bananas) might not be the best choice for fruit pizza, but if you use them be sure to dunk them in lemon water first.
Can you make fruit pizza ahead of time?
Since fruit pizza is basically THE BEST party food, I am happy to tell you that yes! It can definitely be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to one day and still be fresh and ready for the party! Be sure to wrap it in plastic wrap first.
A few notes about this fruit pizza recipe:
Replace the cookie crust with pre-made sugar cookie dough for an even easier recipe!
If you have glaze leftovers, don’t throw them. Drizzle it over the pizza just before serving!
Change things up by rolling out the dough and using 4-inch round cookie cutters to create mini fruit pizzas! Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees, or until edges are very lightly golden.
I know so many people who make fruit pizza a staple at holiday parties and celebrations. What are your favorite holiday recipes? A few of mine include:
Spinach Artichoke Dip
7-Layer Taco Dip
Speaking of the holidays, putting together a baking list is on my agenda today. I love holiday baking almost more than I love Fall! Almost.
Enjoy your day and week and thank you so very much for being here!