This easily customizable fruit pizza is made with a baked sugar cookie crust, sweet cream cheese frosting, a variety of sliced fruits, and a fruit juice glaze.

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Fruit pizza with cream cheese frosting.

About Glazed Fruit Pizza

Food with a retro style is always fun to make, and this glazed fruit pizza is no exception. The original recipe is based on one from a yellowing recipe card found deep within a cabinet – but don’t let the age of it fool you. The fact that it’s been around so long is only a testament to how delicious it is.

Plus, this recipe has another hidden secret: it can taste different every time you make it (if you want it to, that is). And not just by choosing different fruits to decorate the top with.

The key is the fruit juice glaze, which you can customize with a variety of different flavors.

Mix and match different fresh fruits and glazes to make this treat forever entertaining!

What type of fruit should you use?

There’s nothing better than food that allows you to be creative in an easy way (no expertise required, amirite?) and this fruit pizza does exactly that. Use your favorite, colorful fruits to make this dessert perfectly yours, such as:

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Kiwis
  • Banana
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Grapes
  • Pineapple, fresh or canned
  • Peaches, fresh or canned

Overall, soft fruits that hold their shape are best for this dish, so avoid fruits like apples (too crunchy) or oranges (too messy).

What type of fruit juice should you use for the glaze?

Another way to customize this fruit pizza is by picking different flavors for the fruit juice glaze.

You can use any fruit juice you like, so long as it has no pulp and is clear. So for example, you could use apple juice but not orange juice. You can use darker juices like grape or cranberry, but keep in mind this will impact the color of the glaze significantly.

And if you’re using canned fruit, save the liquid from the can – this can also be used for the glaze.

Fruit arranged in a circular pattern on top of fruit pizza

What type of pan should you use?

This fruit pizza is designed to stay in the baking dish until served, so it’s best to pick a “pretty” dish. I typically use pie pans or large tart pans, since they’re made for desserts where the pan will be visible, so they’re aesthetically pleasing.

If you’re fresh out of pie and tart pans, you can also use a cake pan. It will cook the crust of this fruit pizza just as well as the other types; it just won’t have the same elegant presentation.

Can you use a store-bought sugar cookie dough?

Yes, you totally can!

To substitute for store-bought cookie dough:

  • Use one package of refrigerated sugar cookie dough (typically 16.5 oz).
  • Spray a round baking dish with cooking spray, then crumble the cookie dough directly into the round baking dish. Use your hands to flatten the cookie dough along the bottom of the dish, leaving a 3/4 inch lip along the edge.
  • Cook the sugar cookie crust as the same temperature in the recipe (350 degrees F) but shorten the cook time to 12-14 minutes.

How long does fruit pizza last?

Once prepared, this fruit pizza can be covered (with either a container top, aluminum foil, or plastic wrap) and stored in the refrigerator for up to three to five days.

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How to make glazed fruit pizza

This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.

Step 1 – In a large bowl, toss in the flour, butter, and powdered sugar. You can use a spatula or hand mixer to break up the butter, but once it’s crumbled, reach your hands in and knead the dough until all dry ingredients are incorporated with the butter, form a firm dough ball.

Step 2 – Spray a round baking dish (typically 9 to 12 inches wide, and it should decorative, like a pie pan or large tart dish) with cooking spray, then place the dough ball inside. Press the dough into an even layer while also creating a small lip along the sides (3/4 inch in height is good).

Step 3 – Bake!

Step 4 – Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), whip together the frosting by mixing the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extra until smooth. Set the frosting aside for now.

Step 5 – In a small saucepan, add the fruit juice, sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice, cooking and stirring until a thick glaze forms. Remove the saucepan from heat and allow the glaze to cool while you assemble the fruit pizza.

Step 6 – Put the fruit pizza together by frosting the top of the sugar cookie crust. Place the fruit on top of the frosting, creating decorative patterns. finish up by pouring the glaze on top, smoothing it out to cover all of the fruit.

Step 7 – Refrigerate for one hour.

Step 8 – Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Details

Fruit pizza with cream cheese frosting.
3.55 from 11 votes

Glazed Fruit Pizza

15 mins prep + 20 mins cook + 1 hr Chill Time
545 kcal
Yields: 8 slices
This easily customizable fruit pizza is made with a baked sugar cookie crust, sweet cream cheese frosting, a variety of sliced fruits, and a fruit juice glaze.

Ingredients 

Fruit Pizza Crust & Toppings
Cream Cheese Frosting
Fruit Juice Glaze

Instructions

For the Sugar Cookie Crust
  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a flat and shallow round baking dish (pie or large tart dishes work great) with cooking spray, then set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add flour, butter, and sugar. Use a hand mixer or spatula to break up the dough, then knead with your hands until a firm dough ball forms.
  • Transfer dough to prepared baking dish. Flatten dough into an even layer, leaving a lip of dough about 3/4 inch high around the edges of the dish.
  • Bake sugar cookie crust for 20 minutes or until edges turn golden.
  • Transfer dish to a wire cooling rack to cool completely while completing other steps.
For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + bowl), beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla together on high until fully incorporated, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Cover and set frosting aside while crust cools.
For the Fruit Juice Glaze
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, add cornstarch, fruit juice, sugar, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, then cook, stirring constantly, until glaze is thick (should stick to back of a spoon), about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Remove saucepan from heat and allow glaze to cool while assembling fruit pizza.
Putting It All Together
  • Frost the fruit pizza with the cream cheese frosting, being sure to coat to the edges.
  • Arrange fruit as desired on top of frosting.
  • Pour fruit juice glaze on top of the fruit pizza, making sure to cover all of the fruit.
  • Refrigerate glazed fruit pizza for at least 1 hour before serving.

Notes

* For the fruit juice, you can use any clear (no pulp) juice. A good example would be apple juice. If you’re using canned fruit for decoration, you can even use the syrup from the can.

Nutrition

Calories: 545kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 1137IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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38 comments

    • Chelsea

    Oh man. Yum!!!!! Do you cool your glaze slightly or just pour it over the fruit pizza right when it’s done?

    • Judie Ferrebee

    This story is so similar to mine, in that I have searched my recipes and cant find my copy, which is what brought me to find this online. I tried one last yr in replacement and it was jus4 not right. This one sounds so similar to the recipe I got from my family 30 yrs ago. Im going to try this one and compare.
    Thank You , Judie

    • I’m glad you found it Judie! If you make it, I’d love to hear how it compares πŸ˜€

    • aimee @ like mother like daughter

    This looks incredible! Fruit pizza is one of my favorite desserts that I somehow always forget about. This looks perfect with that glaze on top!

    • The glaze makes it πŸ˜€ Thanks Aimee!

    • Tiara

    I totally just pinned for my next brunch!

    • Ashley

    Fruit pizza has been a long time favorite of mine! I’ve never tried making it at home, but now I definitely will!

    • It’s super easy πŸ™‚ If you make it, I hope you love it!

    • Rosie from Blog To Taste

    This looks soooooo good. And there is nothing better than cooking a childhood recipe with moms and grandmas. The best recipes always fall out of books!

    • πŸ˜€ Too true! Thanks Rosie!

    • Angie

    Yummy. I’ve made fruit pizza before, but never a glazed one.

    • The glaze makes this recipe I think πŸ˜€ A whole other level of sweetness.

    • Sara

    Not only would I love this but my kids would too, I’m planning the twins’ birthday party right now and I may just put this on the menu!

    • Aww, perfect! If you make it, I’d love to hear what the girls thought πŸ˜€

    • Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife

    Oh YES! I would devour this in just a moment as well! What a beautiful fruit pizza, and I love the story of how the recipe just fell out after it was thought to be lost forever. So glad you found it, and how wonderful to have the experience of making your an old friend of mine’s former favorite dish with his mom!

    • Ha, according to an old friend of mine, hearing his mother and I work on the recipe was… interesting πŸ˜€ But we got it done! And really, it was fun πŸ˜€

    • Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    Ooo so pretty!! And nothing beats a classic recipe that only mom can make (until she shares her secrets with you)! I love the idea of being able to make this with so many different fruits – what a great treat!

    • Chloe | The Paper Airplane

    This was one of my favorite treats as a kid! Love the grown up version.

    πŸ™‚ chloe // paperairplaneblog.com

    • I know, right? I never got to have this as a kid, so I’ve got make up for lost time πŸ˜€

    • Libby

    This looks so amazing! I am always looking for a lighter option for desserts and this looks perfect! Definitely trying this out!

    • Mary

    I need a slice of this now! It has been years since I have made a fruit tart, your is beautiful!

    • Michelle @ The Complete Savorist

    There is a reason old school simple recipes stand the test of time. This looks not only beautiful but it also looks delicious

    • Thank you Michelle! It’s so true, and I can’t wait to see what other classic recipes are on the recipe cards my mother-in-law gave me πŸ˜€

    • Blair

    I think I’d devour that pizza instantly, too!!! Your RV trip doesn’t sound ideal, but this was definitely a sweet reward. πŸ™‚

    Have a great weekend!

    • Very true Blair! πŸ˜€ Thanks!

    • Leah

    Oh, yummy! I love fruit pizza, and this sounds fantastic!

    • Molly

    This sounds amazing! I’ve had fruit pizza before but never with a glaze on top, I bet it makes it even better!

    Molly and Stacie

    • The glaze takes it to a whole other level πŸ˜€ Thanks Molly!

    • Olivia @ livforcake

    Looks and sounds delicious! I love vintage recipes and am excited to see what other treasures you found in her recipe stash!

    • Thank you Olivia! I’ll be going through the recipe cards soon, can’t wait!

    • Manila Spoon

    That is one gorgeous fruit pizza! I can see my little girl totally falling in love with this and it’s perfect for this time as I feel like it’s spring in the midst of winter when I see this! Super yum!!!

    • I know, right? We will bring spring into existence by sheer force of will (or baking desserts :D)

    • linda spiker

    Really beautiful recipe! I am such a fan of kiwi!