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Fruit Pizza With Sugar Cookie Crust (Plus 4 Crust Variations)

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I have enjoyed creating food and perfecting recipes in the kitchen since I was 10 years old. I prefer homemade over store-bought.

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Unique Fruity Dessert

I really enjoy making pizzas, and last summer when I was thinking of a fun dessert to take to a family picnic, this sweet variation that I used to make for potlucks at work came to my mind. I made it for the Fourth of July barbecue that we had this year, and it was a hit!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

20 min

40 min

Makes 2 medium pizzas, or 1 large one

I made a sugar cookie for the crust, but most any type of cookie can be used for this, as well as a dinner roll or pastry dough. I have made a chocolate chip cookie crust before, and it also hit the spot. I am adding other cookie recipes further down.

Time Saver

If you are short on time, or you don't feel like making the crust from scratch, you can buy prepared cookie, pastry, or even dinner roll dough at the store.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Lightly flour a surface to roll the dough on (I lay out parchment paper to reduce the mess).
  4. Using a rolling pin (or your hands, if necessary), roll the dough until it is as thin as desired.
  5. Place on a cookie sheet or pizza pan.
  6. Bake for around 20 minutes, or until a light golden brown. A toothpick inserted into it should come out clean when it is cooked.
  7. Allow to cool.
  8. Prepare the frosting, and smooth a layer of it on the crust once it has cooled off.
  9. Prepare the desired fruit and toppings, and top as desired.

Step 2: Make the Frosting

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups whipped cream

Directions

  1. Take the cream cheese out early to allow it to soften a bit.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add both ingredients, and blend well. A hand mixer or blender works best, but a simple mixing spoon or spatula and a lot of effort in manually mixing also works.
  3. Once it is mixed well, set aside.

Alternative Frostings

  • When I made this dessert last summer, I topped the crust with whipped cream only. It is faster, lighter, and is still delicious!
  • Any type of cream cheese may be used, including the strawberry-flavored one.
  • I use Neufchatel cheese, which is a lighter version of cream cheese.
  • I have never tried it, but cottage cheese might be a good option. It goes well with many fruits.

Step 3: Prepare the Toppings

  • Peel/cut up any fruit you would like to use.
  • Chop nuts, if you are using any.
  • I topped my pizza with banana, kiwi and blueberries, but you may use any fruit you desire.
  • Check out the table halfway down the page for ideas for the crust, frosting and toppings, or use your imagination to find other options.

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Mini Fruit Pizzas

  • I think making mini versions of these are a cool idea. To the right is a video I found for a version that uses prepared dinner roll dough for the crust, and makes a simple and quick snack.
  • Using my recipe, you may also use cookie cutters, biscuit cutters, or even a can or cup to cut smaller "pizzas" out of the cookie dough (as if you are making cookies), and top after baking for 10-15 minutes or so.
Variation with whipped cream topping, and  kiwi and strawberries

Variation with whipped cream topping, and kiwi and strawberries

Fruit Pizzas: Crust, Frosting, and Topping Ideas

CrustFrostingFruit ToppingsMore Toppings

Sugar Cookie

Cream Cheese & Whipped Cream

Banana

Nuts

Chocolate Chip Cookie

Whipped Cream

Kiwi

Cinnamon

Snickerdoodle Cookie

Strawberries

Brown Sugar

Peanut Butter Cookie

Blueberries

Coconut

Oatmeal Cookie

Blackberries

Morsels

Scotch Shortbread

Raspberries

Marshmallows

Dinner Roll dough

Mango

Sprinkles

Pastry dough

Pineapple

Pumpkin Cookie

Apple Cookie

Variations

This fruit pizza could be made for most any holiday or occasion, keeping in mind the traditional or desired colors.

  • A great Fourth of July pizza could have strawberries or red raspberries and blueberries on top of whipped cream.
  • You may color the frosting with food coloring.
  • Use flavored cream cheese or whipped cream that has different colors than the traditional white.
  • Try making a crust using a seasonal cookie, such as pumpkin cookies, or apple cookies. To be creative, try making special frosting with pumpkin or apple in it.

Four Crust Variations

For all of the following crust variations, mix the ingredients together, and prepare as described under the sugar cookie crust (above).

  • 3/4 cup granulated (white) sugar
  • 3/4 packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces / 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups flour

4. Snickerdoodle Crust

Mix the following ingredients together and prepare as described under the sugar cookie crust. Before placing the rolled-out crust in the oven, sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon and sugar on it.

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • cinnamon and sugar, to sprinkle on top

Great Idea for a Quick Snack

© 2014 Kathryn

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