Fruit pizza

Who said that pizza has to be savory? This fruit pizza is reminiscent of a dessert variety from Pie Works. My roommate used to bring one back to share with us after she returned from work. It’s got a sugar cookie base, soft cream cheese frosting and fresh sliced fruit!

My college roommate used to work at a pizza place called Pie Works. Every once in a while, she would bring us an amazing fruit pizza after she got off work. My suite mates and I would chow down on this in record time… at 10pm or later since that is when my roommate got back to the room.

I remember how soft and creamy the frosting was, and I savored every bite of the fresh fruit that was on top. I’ve looked for the recipe to no avail and somehow gave up a few years ago. For whatever reason, this fruit pizza entered my memories again and I knew it was about time that I resurrected this memory and made it myself.

The fruit pizza here starts with a sugar cookie base, but I think the one from Pie Works actually used a real pizza dough (my memory is a bit fuzzy here). Either way, what makes the fruit pizza amazing is the cream cheese frosting. Because frosting!

I am happy to have found a recipe that works and even happier to have relived part of my college days. Although I am sad that all of the Pie Works stores have closed, it’s cool to have a little bit of them still live on through this fruit pizza!

Fruit pizza

Fruit pizza with a sugar cookie base, soft cream cheese frosting and fresh sliced fruit
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pizza
Servings: 10
Author: Eva Bakes

Ingredients

Cookie crust

  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream cheese frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Fruit toppings

  • Sliced strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Sliced peaches
  • Sliced kiwis

Instructions

  • Make the cookie crust
  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Get out a pizza stone and set aside (If you don't own one, use a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper or a silicone mat).
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl if using a handheld mixer, cream together the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well. Turn the mixer to low and slowly add in the dry ingredients.
  • Roll the dough onto your baking stone into a circle. You may need to dust the top of the dough with some flour so it doesn't stick on your rolling pin. Make sure the dough is at least 1/4" thick.
  • Bake in your preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until it starts to turn light golden brown. Allow to cool completely.

Make the frosting

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl if using a handheld mixer, cream together the cream cheese with the butter on medium speed until well blended, about 2-3 minutes. Add in the vanilla. Add the powdered sugar, about 1 cup at a time until smooth.

Assemble the pizza

  • Spread the cream cheese frosting on top of the cooled cookie crust. Layer on the fruit in whatever pattern desired. Slice and serve.

Notes

Leftovers should be stored, covered, and will keep for about 3 days.
Source: Jo Cooks

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