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Easy Fruit Pizza

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 12
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Easy Fruit Pizza is an eye-catching, simple dessert that is perfect for back-yard barbecues, summer holidays or any family cookouts. Portable and pretty, it showcases in-season fruit, for amazing color and flavor.
Refrigerated Pillsbury™ Sugar Cookie Dough is cleverly pressed onto a pizza pan to become the best-tasting sweet pizza crust around! The easy crust not only tastes sensational, but being just one ingredient means making this sweet dessert is a cinch.

The homemade sugar cookie crust is spread with a luscious, sweetened cream cheese mixture that holds all that sweet, juicy fruit in place, for a spectacular presentation. You can customize this top-rated fruit pizza with the fruit of your choice; whether that is what’s on sale, your kids’ favorites or you go patriotic, making it red, white, and blue, for your Memorial Day or 4th of July gathering! Apple jelly adds an unbeatable sweet shine over the fruit, to keep it from drying out and adds another layer of shine to this perfect summertime treat.
Updated Mar 14, 2024
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How to Make Fruit Pizza

Our easy fruit pizza recipe is just three amazing layers of deliciousness that no one will be the star of your gathering! Follow the recipe for all the directions below to make this summery treat. Here is how this recipe comes together:
Cookie Crust: Start by making the crust for this delicious sugar cookie fruit pizza. Break up sugar cookie dough onto a pizza pan and press it together into a large cookie that will serve as the pizza crust.

Cream Cheese Topping: Softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla are quickly mixed to form the sweet frosting for fruit pizza. It holds the fruit in place, so every bite has the perfect ratio of sugar cookie crust, sweet frosting, and luscious fruit.

Arrange the Fruit: Throw the fruit on top, for a casual look, or arrange it in an artful way and it will look like you picked it up from a fancy French bakery! Brushed with apple jelly, the fruit stays fresh and so attractive, it’s going to be the best-dressed food at your meal!

What are the Fruit Pizza Ingredients?

This delectable, impressive dessert makes it the perfect choice for any summer gathering! Our cream cheese and fruit pizza use just 8 ingredients, making it a great make-ahead dessert to make to get the most out of your summer.
Sugar Cookie Dough: Crumbled, pressed together, and baked, refrigerated Pillsbury™ Sugar Cookie Dough makes the best-tasting and easiest sweet crust you could make.

Cream Cheese: Softened cream cheese is the basis for the most delicious choice to adhere the fruit to the pizza. The mild, creamy flavor marries the sweet sugar cookie with the fruit that turns the combination into a can’t miss sweet treat.

Sugar: Adds just the right amount of sweetness to the cream cheese filling.

Vanilla: The perfect flavoring to combine with the sugar cookie taste and go with the fruit.

Fresh Fruit: The season’s best, juiciest fruit gets picked for the stunning fruit pizza toppings, lending a burst of color and flavor to the tasty fruit pizza.

Apple Jelly: The clear color adds shine to the fruit while protecting it from drying out.

What is the Best Fruit to Add to your Fruit Pizza?

For the absolute best flavor and appearance, in-season fruit at its peak of flavor and color are the best choices for fruit pizza! We have put together a trio of fruits that add a variety of colors, but you can pick from any of these tasty choices:
Berries: Are an excellent choice, since they are already on the smaller size and may need no cutting at all! For larger berries, cut them in half, quarter them or cut them into slices.

Stone Fruits: Nectarines, peaches, or plums can be sliced for a fruit pizza, whether on their own or in combination with other fruits. If they are very juicy, let them drain on paper towels before placing on the pizza.

Grapes: Whether green, red, or purple, seedless grapes can be cut in half, quartered, or sliced and make a kid-friendly choice.

Canned Fruit: You don’t have to wait until it is summer to enjoy a delicious fruit pizza! Drain canned pineapple chunks, apricot halves, sliced peaches or even fruit cocktail on paper towels and then arrange on your pizza. No cutting required!



  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray. Break up cookie dough in pan; press dough evenly in bottom of pan to within 1/2 inch of edge. Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 30 minutes.
  • 2
    In small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Spread mixture over cooled crust.
  • 3
    Arrange fruit over cream cheese. Stir jelly until smooth; spoon or brush over fruit. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour. To serve, cut into wedges or squares. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pizza.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For easier cleanup and removal, we recommend lining the pan with cooking parchment paper. Cut 14-inch round from cooking parchment paper. Line 12-inch pizza pan with cooking parchment paper round, leaving some to hang over edge of pan. Hold the cooking parchment paper in place by adding a dab of shortening or softened butter on pan before placing the parchment. Do not spray or grease cooking parchment paper. Press dough 1/2 inch from edge of lined pan. Bake as directed in recipe.
  • tip 2
    To give your fruit pizza an added touch of flavor, stir 1 teaspoon grated fresh lemon zest into the cream cheese filling. The tart, citrusy edge contrasts with the richness of the filling and plays well with the fruit.
  • tip 3
    Get creative with the toppings for this fruit dessert pizza—you can casually arrange the fruit over the top of the cream cheese filling or arrange it in concentric rings to make it look like a fancy bakery tart.
  • tip 4
    Like other refrigerated doughs, cookie dough is easier to work with when cold. This cookie crust is an easy do-ahead. Bake it up, cool completely and store covered at room temperature for up to 1 day. Continue as directed in fruit pizza recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store fruit pizza

For the best-tasting fruit pizza and presentation, make it the same day you serve it. With storage, the moisture from the cream cheese topping and fruit can make the sugar cookie crust softer and juice from the fruit can leach out onto the cream cheese layer.
You can make the crust To Refrigerate: Wrap any remaining fruit pizza with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 2 days.

If you want to get a jump on making this delicious dessert, you could make the cookie crust in advance. Bake and cool the crust as directed in Step 1. Wrap the crust and store at room temperature for 1 day or freeze up to 1 month. If frozen, remove from freezer and loosen wrap. Let stand at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours or until thawed. Place cookie crust on serving platter; continue as directed in Step 2.

What are variations to this fruit pizza recipe?

Simply change up the fruit to make this dessert different every time. Different colors, flavors and shapes mean this tasty treat is never boring!
Valentine’s Day: Slice strawberries so they look like hearts or get your total red on by using strawberry halves with luscious red raspberries.

Memorial Day or 4th of July: Use raspberries or strawberry halves with blueberries; leave a small border of the cream cheese frosting uncovered, for the red, white, and blue to shine through! Or, cut a few thin slices of watermelon and cut stars from the slices with a 1-inch cookie cutter. Allow to drain well on paper towels. Use blueberries to cover the pizza, garnish with the watermelon stars.

Flavored Cream Cheese: Stir orange, lemon or lime zest into the cream cheese mixture or use a fruit-flavored cream cheese spread, instead of the plain cream cheese.

Swap the Vanilla: Substitute 1/4 teaspoon almond extract or rum extract for the teaspoon of vanilla.

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Nutrition Information

320 Calories, 15g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 43g Total Carbohydrate, 28g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Who can resist the yumminess factor fruit pizzas bring? There’s sugar cookie, sweet-and-creamy cream cheese frosting and fresh fruit in every bite! These desserts are so pretty…people will think you have been slaving in the kitchen to make them. We won’t let on how easy they are to make with refrigerated Pillsbury™ cookie dough as the base! If you love the cream cheese-sugar cookie thing happening here, you will also love these Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies.
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