Just as the name suggests, fruit pizza is made with a variety of fruits. It is a beautiful and mouth-watering dish that serves as a healthy alternative to typical high-calorie desserts. Its preparation usually involves a cookie dough that forms the pizza crust, with cream cheese and a lot of fruits. It is easy to prepare and enjoyed by people of all ages, especially kids. Hence, arranging your favorite fruits in an attractive pattern on a pizza base can be fun and exciting to do, especially when you know the outcome is going to be delectable and spectacular.
Mixed Fruit Pizza
- 1 packet refrigerated sugar cookie dough (slice and bake type)
- ½ tsp. vanilla
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 packet (8 oz.) cream cheese
- 1 cup strawberries
- ¼ cup orange marmalade
- 1 cup bananas
- 1 cup fresh or canned peach slices
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 tbsp. water
Slice the cookie dough thinly and keep the slices on a 14-inch pizza pan, overlapping them, slightly. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 °F and then allow it to cool down. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla; spread it evenly on the cooled cookie crust. Starting from the center, place the fruits in a circular pattern; first, the strawberries, then a circle of banana slices, followed by the peach slices, and finally, the blueberries. If this does not entirely cover the pizza pan, place another circle of fresh fruit, like kiwi or white grapes. Mix the orange marmalade with the water and pour this mixture evenly over the fruits as a glaze. Refrigerate this for an hour or so and serve chilled.
Makeover Fruit Pizza
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 packet (8 oz.) Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ cup cold butter
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 2 cups halved, fresh strawberries
- 1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 5 tsp. cornstarch
- 1¼ cup unsweetened pineapple juice
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, confectioners' sugar, and butter. Transfer this to an ungreased 12-inch pizza pan and bake at 350 °F, for 10-12 minutes, or until slightly browned. Allow it to cool on a wire rack. Now, in a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Spread this mixture evenly over the crust. Arrange the strawberries, oranges, and blueberries on top, in any desired pattern. For the glaze, mix the cornstarch, pineapple juice, and lemon juice in a saucepan, until smooth. Bring it to a boil, stirring every 2-3 minutes till it thickens. Let it cool and then drizzle it over the fruits. Refrigerate it for an hour or so and serve chilled.
Berry Fruit Pizza
- 18 oz. refrigerated cookie dough (sugar cookie or chocolate chip)
- 8 oz. packet cream cheese, softened
- ⅓ cup sugar (or the equivalent of Splenda)
- 4 cups assorted fruits like blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, kiwi, etc.
Place the cookie dough at the center of a nonstick baking sheet and flatten it with your hands. Roll the dough with the help of a lightly floured roller, so that it covers the pan, evenly. In a preheated oven, bake the dough at 350 °F for 18-20 minutes, or until it turns golden brown; let it cool. Meanwhile, wash and slice all the fruits. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar, until smooth. Spread this mixture over the crust and arrange the fruit slices in a circular manner (or any other pattern that you like), on top. Refrigerate it for an hour or so, slice with a pizza cutter, and serve.
By using different types of fruits and arranging them in various shapes, you can create your own kind of fruit pizza. So, what are you waiting for? Try making the fruit pizza at home and enjoy eating it with your family and friends.