This Fruit Pizza recipe has a sugar cookie base that is spread with sweetened cream cheese and beautifully decorated with your favorite fresh fruit on top. It’s light, colorful, simple and makes for a fun dessert to bring to your next backyard BBQ or birthday party.
Sugar Cookie Crust
1 cupButterroom tempreture
2 ½cups Flour
1teaspoonCream of Tartar
Cream Cheese Spread
½cupHeavy Whippig Cream
8ozCream Cheeseroom temperature
1cup Powdered Sugar
2largeKiwior any of your favorite fruit
Sugar Cookie Crust
In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the room temperature butter for about a minute on medium speed. When it is smooth, add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy, or about 3 minutes.
Slowly add in the eggs and vanilla extract and mix again until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowls with a rubber spatula as needed.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Add to the butter mixture and mix on low until well combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Cover your cookie dough and chill for 1 hour or overnight. (Without doing this, your cookie dough may spread and spill over the sides of the pan.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease a 9" round cake pan (or a 9"x13" baking dish) and pat your cookie dough into the bottom of a pan. It should be about ⅓-1/2" thick.
Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the edges are slightly golden brown. (Allow the crust to cool completely before decorating.)
Assembling the Fruit Pizza
While the crust is cooling, wash and cup up your fruit.
Whip the heavy cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, set aside.
In a medium bowl, or using a stand mixer, beat the room temperature cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and beat again until light and fluffy, or about 2 minutes. Add the whipped cream and fold together until smooth.
Spread a thick and even layer of cream cheese mixture over the cooled cookie.
Decorate your fruit pizza with your favorite fruit. Cut and serve. Enjoy!
Leftovers will keep well in the fridge for 2 days.