Fruit Pizza!

Adorable fruit pizza! (click through for recipe) I don’t know exactly how old I was when I had a fruit pizza for the first time, but I can remember pretty clearly thinking something along the lines of, “Where has this been all my life!?” I’ve usually eaten fruit pizzas that have sliced fruit on top of a cream cheese layer with a sugar cookie crust underneath. And while I’m certainly a fan of the original, I thought it would be fun to stay with a similar flavor profile, but manipulate the ingredients a bit so it actually looked more like a pizza once it was done. What can I say? I’m a sucker for novelty food…

Adorable fruit pizza! (click through for recipe)Fruit Pizza

16 oz of refrigerated sugar cookie dough (pre-made or you can use your own recipe)
8 oz strawberry cream cheese spread
coconut flakes
strawberries, pineapple, kiwi, or whatever fruit you want
fresh mint

First, make your crust! Take your refrigerated cookie dough and roll out a large cookie on a greased baking sheet that is 1/4-1/2″ thick. I found it easiest to roll out the dough on the baking sheet directly with a piece of wax paper on top and then use a pizza cutter to trim off the jagged edges. Bake until your cookie edges just start to turn golden brown (you want the cookie to be a little underdone so it has a chewy texture). It took about 17 minutes for mine to start to turn golden.

Adorable fruit pizza! (click through for recipe) Let the cookie completely cool, and then ice the cookie with the strawberry cream cheese, leaving the last inch of the edge plain so it looks more like a pizza crust. If you want a brighter red spread to mimic the pizza sauce, you can stir in a dash of food coloring first.

Adorable fruit pizza! (click through for recipe) Adorable fruit pizza! (click through for recipe) Sprinkle your coconut topping on top of the cream cheese. For more of a “baked cheese” color, you can toast some of the coconut in a dry pan first until it starts to turn golden brown.

Adorable fruit pizza! (click through for recipe) Adorable fruit pizza! (click through for recipe) Add your cut fruit to mimic your pizza toppings (I used strawberries, pineapple and kiwi), and finish off with some whole or chopped mint leaves.

Adorable fruit pizza! (click through for recipe)
How cute is that? This is a great idea for a kid’s party, but who am I kidding? Most full-grown adults I know would love it as well! Unless you roll out your dough way too thin, you should be able to cut slices and pick them up to eat like real pizza pieces. For people like me that are pizza crazy to begin with, this is too adorable to pass up, but it’s an added bonus that it also tastes great too. Make time for a slice of this pizza soon! xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited withΒ Spiegeling actions.

Fruit Pizza

Ingredients

  • 16 oz of refrigerated sugar cookie dough pre-made or you can use your own recipe
  • 8 oz strawberry cream cheese spread
  • coconut flakes
  • strawberries pineapple, kiwi, or whatever fruit you want
  • fresh mint

Instructions

  1. First, make your crust! Take your refrigerated cookie dough and roll out a large cookie on a greased baking sheet that is 1/4-1/2" thick. I found it easiest to roll out the dough on the baking sheet directly with a piece of wax paper on top and then use a pizza cutter to trim off the jagged edges. Bake until your cookie edges just start to turn golden brown (you want the cookie to be a little underdone so it has a chewy texture). It took about 17 minutes for mine to start to turn golden.
  2. Let the cookie completely cool, and then ice the cookie with the strawberry cream cheese, leaving the last inch of the edge plain so it looks more like a pizza crust. If you want a brighter red spread to mimic the pizza sauce, you can stir in a dash of food coloring first.
  3. Sprinkle your coconut topping on top of the cream cheese. For more of a "baked cheese" color, you can toast some of the coconut in a dry pan first until it starts to turn golden brown.
  4. Add your cut fruit to mimic your pizza toppings (I used strawberries, pineapple and kiwi), and finish off with some whole or chopped mint leaves.
  • Oh my goodness this is so unbelievable cute! I never thought that I would go for fruit pizza, but after seeing this I think I just might have to try. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing SpG!

  • My kids and husband would eat that up. It looks so amazing!

  • This looks incredible. I can’t wait to try it!!!

  • I’m going to definitely give this one a this! Thanks for the recipe πŸ™‚

  • As much as I love desserts, I’ve never tried a fruit pizza. The sugar cookie base sounds light, but also like the perfect crust. I love how you’re using coconut for cheese – it looks so realistic!

    Monica / Mocha and Moccasins

  • Mmmmmmh, yummi πŸ™‚
    Looks really good πŸ™‚
    Perfect summer food!

    xx
    ani from ani-hearts
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  • This is such an amazing idea. I am definitely gonna make this for my little cousin.
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  • YUM! This looks amazing! Love the coconut topping. Great idea!

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  • Love this idea!! I’m always trying to get my son to eat new foods and I think I could get away with him trying new fruits if it looked like pizza!! πŸ™‚

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  • This would be great for a brunch or even a kids party!

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  • This is a cute, clever idea. I’m surprised that I haven’t heard of it before. I’m a sucker for novelty foods, too πŸ™‚

    Sincerely,

    Laurali Star

  • Love this fun spin on a classic fruit pizza! It’s about 278 times cooler with the faux cheese and “red sauce”! haha

    -Molly

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  • Oh my gosh! I’m definitely going to have to make this at some point! It looks absolutely amazing and at least its kind of healthy? Well, that’s what I’ll tell myself when I’m eating the whole thing haha!
    xo April
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  • This looks so good! I’d probably use a sugar cookie recipe without too much sugar but ahhh… think I need to have a double pizza party this summer with pizza for dinner and pizza for dessert.
    -E

  • I love how easy this is. It’s great for having a few friends over!

  • Cute! I could see making this for get togethers with family and friends, especially with kiddos! Love that color. πŸ™‚

  • This looks absolutely yummy! It’s pretty cute to have pink pizza sauce for a change. Haha!

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  • OMG this looks so cute with that pinkish base and I bet it tastes like heaven πŸ™‚

    Betty | Inspiremeand

  • This is such a cute idea. My 4 year old girl would love this. Pink cream cheese spread and strawberries. If she is a good girl this weekend we will be trying this out. πŸ™‚

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  • So cute! It looks so yummy. I’ve had dessert pizza before, where you put chocolate and marshmallows on top, but the fruit, cream cheese, sugar cookie combo sounds great!
    Fun recipe!
    xx Lane

  • This fruit pizza looks amazing! I’m going to have to make it ASAP!

    Paige
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  • this looks soooo good, I’m definitely gunna do this! x
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  • I love how colorful this is! Would be so fun to serve at a bridal/baby shower brunch!

  • Really loving this idea so much. Will definitely have to try this for my next bbq party in the garden!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  • This is absolutely adorable. Perfect for hosting a brunch!

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  • I’ve never had a fruit pizza! I’m curious to try it now!

    Erika
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  • I definately need to try this! I’ve never heard of a fruit pizza before πŸ˜€

  • This looks amazing! I’d defenitely make this for the next birthday party πŸ™‚

  • How have I never heard of Fruit Pizza before?!?!
    This looks so amazing!
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  • Omg this looks so beautiful, I’m going to have to copy this recipe soon, pizza and sweet foods are my two favourite things all together!

  • Can we just talk about those copper cups for a moment?!?! I’m drooling over them. Where do they come from? (oh yeah and the fruit pizza looks amazing… but I’m all about the copper!)

  • Oh! This looks absolutely delicious; I love fruits!

  • mmmm…. i think y’all need to try a Pavlova. An Aussie/Kiwi dessert which is something along the lines of this, but sooooooo much better. meringue base, whipped cream and fruit.

  • I love the idea, it is so so cool!! Next week, I have a picnic with my friends, I will make this for dessert! Such a unique idea!
    xx
    Jennifer | Pretty as Summer

  • My mouth is watering looking at this! Just the colors alone make me want to make this!

  • Looks absolutely gorgeous and delicious.. great snaps too! πŸ™‚

  • Such a great for entertaining…I can totally see this as dessert for a girls night in!

  • Hi Laura and Didier,

    I am a huge fan of SpG, especially the recipes! I was hoping that you could tell me how to create the view+print part of your post. I am hoping to add something like that to my blog and I am having the hardest time figuring it out. Thank you ladies!!!

    Love
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  • Lovely. Very lovely. Perfect birthday gift idea for our loving kids!

  • omg, thats so amazing! the combination of pizza and fruits lets me get crazy!! I will try this recipe one day! maybe when I’m planning my next diat and then I wanna eat a pizza I improve with this great and healthy idea! Thank you very much! Great inspiration!

  • Yum! This looks so delicious. And those mugs are so cute, I saw them at Things Remembered a while a go and have been wanting to get one ever since, haha πŸ™‚

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