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Two Peas and Their Pod: Recipe for Fruit Pizza

Monday, September 21, 2009

Recipe for Fruit Pizza

Today is my sister's birthday. Happy Birthday Crissy! We had her family over for dinner last night and had a great time celebrating. My niece and nephew always put a smile on my face. They are just too cute! Aubrey is three and quite the entertainer. We grilled shrimp because they are her FAVORITE. She loves "shrimpies." We also had sweet corn, watermelon, and grilled lemon basil potatoes.

Like me, my sister is not a huge cake fan, so I made her favorite dessert, fruit pizza. The crust is basically one big sugar cookie. I added lemon zest to the dough and cream cheese frosting to enhance the flavor. I used strawberries, blueberries, peaches, and kiwi to decorate the pizza. It was almost too pretty to cut! Everyone loved it.

Fruit Pizza
Adapted from All Recipes

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
Zest of one lemon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 tsp. salt

1 package of cream cheese, (8 oz.) we used reduced fat
2 T sugar
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 T fresh lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a pizza pan with cooking spray and set aside.
2. Cream the butter and sugar together with a mixer. Add the egg, lemon zest, and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
3. In a bowl, add flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Whisk.
4. Add flour mixture to the butter mixture on low speed, using the mixer. Mix just until combined.
5. Bake for 10-12 minutes. You want the crust to be light golden brown. Let the crust cool.
6. Make the frosting. Mix the cream cheese, sugars, lemon juice, and lemon together untilsmooth. Spread over cooled cookie crust.
7. Arrange fruit on the cookie pizza. Chill until ready to serve. Cut in wedges.

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Blogger RecipeGirl said...

It turned out perfect!!! So gorgeous.

6:17 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

It is too pretty to eat but that wouldn't stop me! 4 days before I leave. What day you leaving Utah?

6:22 AM  
Blogger Divina Pe said...

That's very pretty. I think I would take a good look at eat first before eating it. But I would eat it very slowly and savor every bite.

6:25 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Gorgeous Pizza! I haven't made one of those beauties for years. Just love all those colors, scrumptious!

6:27 AM  
Anonymous Elle said...

So pretty! I've always wanted to make one of these, but never get around to it. I have no excuse, really.

Happy Birthday to your sister!

6:33 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Maria this is GORGEOUS! I would love a slice or two with my coffee right now please.

6:41 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

Looks like a perfect birthday cake to me!

7:08 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

WoW! What a great birthday dinner you guys put on for your sister!! I love these fruit pies- so delicious! I just found a receipe for an oatmeal cookie based one that I've been wanting to try. Yours looks gorgeous.

8:23 AM  
Blogger Dolce said...

This looks yummy ! And so much more original than a layer cake...

8:28 AM  
Blogger Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I love that! So pretty. I would be thrilled to have it for my b-day cake.

8:30 AM  
Anonymous veron said...

Gorgeous! Never heard of a fruit pizza but this simply rocks!

8:33 AM  
Blogger VeggieGirl said...

MARVELOUS birthday treat!! Happy birthday to your sister :)

8:34 AM  
Blogger Flourchild said...

The Fruit pizza looks so good. Im sure your sister enjoyed it!

8:39 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Fabulous! This sweet pizza looks so pretty and scrumptious!



8:51 AM  
Blogger Tracy @ Sugarcrafter said...

Lovely! I wish I had some of that for lunch right about now. ;-)

8:55 AM  
Blogger pigpigscorner said...

OMG this is gorgeous!

9:29 AM  
Blogger The Food Librarian said...

So completely pruuuuudy! I love it. Happy Birthday to your sis! - mary

9:33 AM  
Blogger Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Turned out so good with the homemade cookie crust! Love this and will definitely be trying this recipe the next time I make one!

9:40 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

What a beautiful fruit pizza. You have to quit talking about the Utah peaches! I miss them soo much this year!

9:51 AM  
Blogger April said...

This looks wonderful!

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Mangerati said...

Magnificent. Almost a shame to eat it!

Check my fancy fruit pizza (yours is much more detailed though)!

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors.

10:42 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Beautiful! We went to friends house for dinner last night and she served this for dessert!

10:51 AM  
Blogger Caleb said...

That really does look amazing!

10:59 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

What a perfect alternative cake. It is gorgeous.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

That looks delicious! I'm going to make that tonight :)

11:14 AM  
Blogger Krista said...

This looks amazing! This is one of my most favorite summer desserts :)

11:21 AM  
Blogger Coach J said...

I've seen this made with a merengue crust, but in my opinion, a cookie crust is waaaay better.

11:25 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

Today is my nephews 1st birthday!! Woohoo to the birthday boys and girls!

11:25 AM  
Blogger Kami said...

Oh my gosh I want a piece right now! I haven't had fruit pizza in a long time.

11:55 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

this is just lovely! my kind of birthday cake!

11:56 AM  
Blogger Carrian said...

The pictures turned out great! I love fruit pizza!

12:19 PM  
Blogger Gaby said...

looks delicious! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your sister! SO EXCITED FOR THIS WEEKEND!

12:27 PM  
Blogger Chef Jeena said...

This is beautiful Maria, the fruit is gorgeous in presentation.

12:32 PM  
Blogger HoneyB said...

gorgeous photo!

1:04 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Stunning and delicious!

1:08 PM  
Blogger Monica H said...

Fruit pizza is something I used to make all the time because it is simple and it's impressive, not to mention fantastic!

I haven't made it in a while but this makes me want it now!

That slice of pizza is so pretty!

1:49 PM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

What a gorgeous dessert with all that lovely fruit on top! Sounds like you had the perfect celebration!

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Dana said...

That is so beautiful! What a great idea for a non-cake person. We have a few of those in our family.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

I never make the fruit look as pretty as yours! Love fruit pizza!

2:47 PM  
Blogger lesley living life said...

That looks amazing, Maria!! Such a great idea.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Engineer Baker said...

Fruit pizza is always a winner - creamy and fruity and fresh (and gorgeous!). Although I'm definitely a cake person, I can't say no to such a delicious looking pizza :)

5:16 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

That fruit pizza is gorgeous! What a great birthday dessert!

6:41 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Now this is my kind of Birthday dessert! Lucky sister! My mom used to make something similar to this, thanks for the recipe!!

8:22 PM  
Blogger Esi said...

Gorgeous dessert. Your sister is a lucky gal.

9:06 PM  
Blogger Grace said...

this has to be the quintessential potluck dish--easy, tasty, and still elegant and classy. it makes a darn nice birthday treat too.

1:38 AM  
Blogger Robin Sue said...

I always think fruit pizzas are the prettiest pizzas of them all. So creatively decorated Maria! Lovely!

4:02 AM  
Blogger Parita said...

So pretty and colorful!

5:36 AM  
Blogger Adam said...

With a great dessert like this, you def don't need cake. I like how you don't even need a fork if you don't want... I mean it's a pizza :)

6:38 AM  
Blogger kat said...

it turned out so beautiful, I can see why it was a hit

6:52 AM  
Blogger Cookie baker Lynn said...

Happy birthday to your sis! What a sweetie you are to make her such a gorgeous birthday dessert.

7:18 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

That's a gorgeous fruit pizza! I bet it was the perfect finale to the birthday celebration.

8:09 AM  
Anonymous Jamie said...

Stunning! And I'll bet it was sooo good.

8:22 AM  
Blogger Bellini Valli said...

I think tjis is still one of my favourite desserts..especially this time of year.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

I love love love fruit pizza, yours looks stunning

10:10 AM  
Blogger Meghan said...

Wow - this is the most beautiful, perfect fruit pizza I've ever seen!!!! You decorated it so creatively! What a great birthday 'gift' for your sister!

1:03 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

what a beautiful dessert! my family isn't much for cakes either. I would totally prefer this over a cake any day.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

That is gorgeous! I have eaten it but never made it!

6:35 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

That's absolutely gorgeous Maria and it was so photogenic!!

4:19 AM  
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4:42 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Oh, this is soooooo much better than cake! I want this for my birthday!

6:39 AM  
Blogger Spryte said...

Yum!! That looks so good!

12:10 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

I agree with RecipeGirl...gorgeous! Happy birthday to your sister!

6:05 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

This looks amazing!

2:58 AM  
Blogger Sook said...

Yum yum!! I made some pizza tonight and my husband was saying that I should try to make some dessert pizza. This one will be a good one!

12:15 AM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

This is a cool idea for the grandkids. Thanks Kathy.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

I always think how cute this is when I see this but never made one before. or yet!!!!!!!!!!!

8:42 AM  
Anonymous printable coupon said...

Wow! this pizza looks awesome!!

11:50 PM  
Anonymous easy recipes said...

It look beautiful. I'll make this pizza for the weekend.

12:14 PM  
Anonymous thymian said...

It is look so good in picture. Just seen in picture, I make my mind that I am surely going to try this one. This weekend I am going to give surprise to my girlfriend because her birthday on this weekend. I will try my level best to make this dish!

5:46 AM  

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