Fruit Pizza – the recipe!

By , April 20, 2010 4:51 am

Fruit Pizza

We haven’t tackled the fruit pizza recipe for about a year and a half. It’s a time consuming project, but oh so worth it.

Fruit Pizza

I’ve actually posted the recipe for this in the comments section here, but I thought I would show you the step-by-step!

It’s basically a GIANT sugar cookie, with a creamy base spread on it, topped by your choice of fruit, then covered in glaze. Sounds wonderful, right? Separately, these ingredients don’t sound that spectacular, but once they come together, it’s like an orgasm a wonderful explosion of flavor in your mouth.

The base is made of cream cheese, whipped cream, powdered sugar and vanilla, but as you will see, I made one half of one of these vegan (yes, we made two – but the recipe below is for one pizza) by using pudding for half of the base.


Your favorite homemade sugar cookie recipe or 1 (18 oz.) pkg. Pillsbury sugar cookie dough
Fruit of your choice (I usually use strawberries, kiwis, pineapple, blueberries and raspberries )

4 oz. cool whip
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1/3 c. powdered sugar
1 T. vanilla
To veganize it: skip the cool whip, cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla. Use 2 packages of JELL-O vanilla instant pudding. Only add 1 1/2 c. soy milk total so it is thick.

½ c. sugar
2 T. cornstarch
Pinch of salt
½ c. water
½ c. orange juice
½ c. lemon juice


  1. Roll cookie dough out until it is about 1/4 thick. Put it on a lightly-greased large pizza pan or cookie sheet. Follow baking instructions (takes a bit longer since it is so big); cool.
  2. Fruit Pizza

    We made one pizza in a pizza tin and the other on a sheet, so the second one had to be trimmed. Don’t bother trying to get the shape right when it goes into the oven – make it a bit big then trim it. Who knows, you might end up with a big cookie smile.

    Fruit Pizza

  3. Cut up fruit while the cookie is baking (warning: cutting up the fruit takes F-O-R-E-V-E-R!!!).
  4. Fruit Pizza

    For two pizzas, we used 2/3 of a pineapple, 3 kiwis, half a bag each of blueberries and raspberries, and bits of 3 boxes of strawberries (there were leftovers – we’re picky about which pieces we use). I recommend fresh fruit, but I did have to buy some frozen this time.

    Fruit Pizza

  5. Blend cream cheese, cool whip, powdered sugar and vanilla, and spread over crust. OR, make pudding mix and spread over crust.
  6. Fruit Pizza

    Non-vegan base

    Fruit Pizza

    Vegan base

    Fruit Pizza

  7. Place fruit on base mixture.
  8. Here’s a little animation for you!

    Fruit Pizza Animation

    Fruit Pizza

  9. For the glaze, mix dry ingredients together, gradually add water and juices, heat over medium heat to boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Cool and pour over pizza. Cool pizza in the fridge a bit (if you can wait!) then serve.

Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza

Be careful not to “brush” the glaze on, because it smears the colors of the fruit together!

Fruit Pizza

Data wants to help. Sorry Data. You don’t have a hairnet on.

Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza

Like I said, very time-consuming*, but worth it for a great treat!

Does this sound good to you? What fruit would you put on it?

*It took Steven and me about 3 hours to make two of these. But I enjoyed it!

51 Responses to “Fruit Pizza – the recipe!”

  1. tra says:

    i really like the looks of this! HOW TASTY! dunno what other fruit i’d put on there. banana might be kinda weird. so would cantaloupe. hahahhah time consuming. btw, i love how you have little foot notes. they make me smile.

  2. That animation is so cool!! This is such a beautiful dessert!

  3. This is my mom’s favorite dessert so it’s going on the list for Mothers Day. 😀

    Oh, and the animation had me mesmorized for a good 5 minutes at least…haha. 😉

  4. Kelly says:

    I have never had fruit pizza before but that looks beyond amazing! I’d definitely need strawberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, and mango on mine. Plus I love apples and bananas. I just love fruit thats all I can say!

  5. Anne says:

    That looks absolutely delicious and so beautiful!! Loved the animation 🙂

  6. I want you to know how much I appreciate all the effort you went to. It was amazingly yummy!

    The funny thing is that my 9 year old son asked if it was vegan and then we sat there trying to guess what the middle part could be if it was. I never thought of pudding made with soy milk. Duh! I wish I had thought of that when he was younger and I was looking for ideas. Actually, even now I probably should make things with soy milk since he was so sensitive to milk when he was a baby.

    That animation was adorable! I love that you did that. And the pizza was so good, thank you!

    • kilax says:

      Thanks 🙂 And you’re welcome 🙂

      Darn! I should have made yours vegan. I was not sure how the pudding would turn out, but we really liked it! 🙂

  7. Joanne says:

    I love everything you put on that fruit pizza. I bet the 3 hours were well worth it. I really hope poor Data got to taste? After all, he did want to help.

    • kilax says:

      LOL. Data kept suggesting we add salmon to it! He said that was the only way he would taste it 😉

  8. My mom used to make this every year for the 4th of July! It was probably my favorite dessert as a kid 😀

    The animation pic is so cool!

  9. Oh, wow. That is SO PRETTY!!

    <3 <3

  10. Erin says:

    Wow! What an amazing project! And it both sounds and looks so good. It’s so beautiful I’d almost be tempted not to eat it and just stare at it. Notice I say “almost” 🙂

  11. Alice says:

    ha, i love the animation!! and that looks delicious, YUMMMMM. perhaps for one of the summer cookouts i have this year…

  12. Karin says:

    Wow these look amazing!!! You’re very welcome to come over and bring me a slice 😉

  13. ShutupandRun says:

    That’s one of my favorite desserts. And I love your animation!

  14. Jamie says:

    That looks delicious!

  15. RunningLaur says:

    We used to have this at Girl Scout functions a lot and was always my favorite! I’ll have to bookmark this and make one myself – when I have a whole weekend free!

    and love the animation!!

  16. Does this sound good to me…um….YES!!! I have actually made one before for a baby shower and it went over really well!

  17. Holly says:

    Oh my gosh….that animation thing is SO neat! Wow! It does like time consuming, but beautiful. You should seriously sell those. I’d buy one!

    • kilax says:

      When we were making them, we talked about how long it would take a bakery to make one and how much we thought they should be sold for! We really wanted to do a Farmers Market and sell sweets, but we don’t have easy access to a commercial kitchen. It would be fun though!

  18. Felicia says:

    We have been making fruit pizza for years and love it! We usually make a quarter for each person as we all like different fruits but it is wonderful 🙂

  19. I heart fruit pizza, but I’ve always gotten mine from Whole Foods and never knew how to make them! I’m not a big fan of blueberries or cherries, so I’d likely leave those off. But, Mandarin oranges and pineapple and kiwi and raspberries and strawberries and bananas (if there were a way to keep them from going brown) and oh my. Yummmmmm!

  20. Wow — that looks AMAZING! I love that Data wanted to help! The extent of Barkley’s helping in the kitchen is hoovering the floor for any crumbs and blocking our path to the fridge (presumably in the hopes that he will trip us and cause us to spill food!). 🙂

  21. Amy says:

    My kids are drooling! I am drooling! We love the animation and your gorgeous fruit pizzas (which remind us of the fruit tarts you find in the bakeries here – yours looks just as beautiful and yummy!)

  22. onelittletrigirl says:

    I had fruit pizza at a party last summer for the first time and loved it! And even better, is fruit salsa!!

  23. Linzi says:

    Omigawsh that looks soooooo tasty! I loved the picture animation. It made me smile. And it made me want to eat the fruit pizza! Yummmy!

  24. Kristie says:

    This sounds good to me because I LOVE fruit pizza! I swear every summer party I go to there is a small hope in me that someone will bring it :).

  25. That definitely sounds good to me! That looks like one of the best pizzas I’ve ever seen. How did I not know about fruit pizza? I guess I always figured that pizza was just a savory thing. I probably would have used the same fruit as you. Maybe added pears or mangos.

  26. ooohhhhh i love this….what a a project but it makes it so worth the effort! have you tried the socks yet?

  27. Pauline says:

    Wow! That is the best dessert recipe blog post I have ever read! It looks so delicious!

  28. k8 says:

    That looks gorgeous!

  29. Leah says:

    Oh my goodness this looks fantastic!

    I made a fruit pizza when I was in like grade 8 – it was probably the best thing Ive ever had, and it was nowhere as fantastic looking as this!

  30. Kim says:

    How beautiful! You’re right — it looks very time-intensive, but so worth it!

  31. Robin says:

    Beautiful! And I love Data helping. 🙂 P.S. – Loved the cilantro survey. One of my fave herbs!! Use it many times/week!

  32. Mica says:

    Ahh, I can’t believe you MADE this! It looks like a professional fruit torte! Seriously! It also sounds like something Harrison and I would devour–none of that boring melon! All delicious berries and pineapple. Nom nom nom!

    Also, I love the animated GIF and the cookie dough smile. The latter is totally something I would do. No wonder we are friends. 🙂

  33. claire says:

    Cool animation!

    Been a long long time since I made a fruit pizza. I like the sugar cookie as base idea. The one I made was more of a shortbread base, so not as sweet I’d imagine.

    I’m always torn because I love the raw fruits so much on their own. 🙂

  34. teamarcia says:

    I made that years ago (like last century) but forgot all about it. Yummy! thanks for the reminder–it’s a fun thing to bring to a party!

  35. Shannon says:

    What a beautiful creation! So summery! I am craving fruit now 🙂

  36. Jen says:

    Is there any left today? You know…you don’t live that far from me….I might just have to swing by and steal a piece! 😉

  37. J says:

    Wow that is amazing! Great job on that! I really want to make one now! Thanks for posting! And that animation is pretty awesome too!

  38. Erin says:

    Fruit pizza is the best ever! In HS, one of the moms would always make it for us and we would have it on the bus to games. YUM.

  39. cher says:

    this is SO cool. i would love to do this. i’m wondering if i could make it completely dairy free for my hubs…

    • kilax says:

      If you follow the directions for the “vegan” base it is dairy free 🙂

      (I don’t eat dairy either)

  40. Your fruit pizza looks so good. I don’t think I would have the patience to make one, plus It might not look as pretty as yours. I will however take the time to eat one. lol

  41. could this be any more beautiful?!

  42. that pizza is beautiful! loved the animation 🙂

  43. Bethany says:

    Oh my gosh, those look amazing! So delicious! I think I might like the vegan one actually 🙂

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