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If you’re looking for the best summer dessert, look no further!!  This Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza has a buttery sugar cookie crust, luscious cream cheese frosting and plenty of colorful, juicy fruits on top. No matter the occasion, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!

A slice of fruit pizza on a white piece of parchment paper.

If you’ve never had a fruit pizza, let me tell you…you’re in for a real treat!!! It’s easy to make a fun to customize with your favorite fruits!

The ingredients needed to make a fruit pizza on a white countertop.

Ingredients Needed (amounts in recipe card below)

  • For the Sugar Cookie Crust (If making homemade)
    • Butter – I prefer salted butter.
    • Sugar
    • Egg
    • Vanilla Extract
    • All-Purpose Flour
    • Baking Powder
    • Baking Soda
    • Salt
  • For the Cream Cheese Layer
    • Cream Cheese – You can use regular or light cream cheese (1/3 less fat) for this; be sure to bring it to room temperature before using.
    • Sour Cream – 
    • Powdered Sugar
    • Vanilla Extract
    • Whipped Topping – You can use Cool Whip or make your own!
  • Fruit!!  More on this below!
All sorts of fruit on a countertop; berries, kiwi, oranges, etc.

Fruits to Use on Fruit Pizza

I tend to prefer fresh fruit such as berries, grapes and kiwi on my fruit pizza.  However, the options are almost endless.  Here are a few things to keep in mind when deciding on which fruits to use…

  • Choose a variety of colors!  
  • Use at least one type of fresh summer berries as they tend to add great flavor, color and texture! (think strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries!)
  • Steer clear of super watery fruits such as watermelon as it’ll make the pizza soggy.
  • Refrain from using apples and bananas unless you plan to serve the pizza right away; they tend to turn brown and mushy quickly.
  • If using canned fruit (such as mandarin oranges), be sure to drain them well and pat them dry with a paper towel before adding to the pizza.
  • Other great options include peeled and sliced kiwi, pineapple, mango, grapes, peaches and apricots!
A fruit pizza cut into squares.

How to Make this Easy Fruit Pizza Recipe

Make the soft Sugar Cookie Crust

I like to start with the crust as it’ll need to cool completely before topping.

Making the dough is pretty straight-forward.  In a large bowl, you’ll mix the butter and sugars, add the egg and extract and finally stir in the dry ingredients.

Sugar Cookie Dough in the bowl of a stand mixer with a gray spatula.

Spread the dough out on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.  If you don’t have parchment paper, you can coat the pan with cooking spray instead.  

I recommend making a rectangle about 8 inches by 12 inches.  This will be a good thickness and as long as it’s not over-baked, it’ll be nice and soft!

Once the crust is a light golden brown around the edges, remove it from the oven and let it cool completely.

Make the tangy Cream Cheese Frosting

Start by mixing the softened cream cheese in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer until smooth.  Add the sour cream, powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until combined.

Lastly, fold in the whipped topping and spread over the cooled cookie crust.

​Decorate with your Favorite Fruits

​Cut the fruits into small, bite-size pieces.  Then decorate the pizza however you’d like!  You can do stripes, a flowery design, totally random or however else your heart desires! 🙂

A hand holding a slice of fruit pizza with a bite out of it.

Fruit Pizza Variations

Make it a Fourth of July Fruit Pizza!

Fruit pizza is so refreshing in the summer and easy to decorate in patriotic fashion on the Fourth of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day!  I use a simple combination of strawberries, blueberries and whipped topping for the red, white and blue, but there are more options too.

A Fourth of July fruit pizza decorated with strawberries, blueberries and whipped topping, creating an American flag design.

Use chocolate chip cookie dough as the crust!

If you like the combination of chocolate and berries, this is a great way to change it up a bit!  I’d recommend using mostly strawberries and raspberries (and chocolate chips?!) on top, but use what you like!!

An American flag fruit pizza; 4th of July fruit pizza.

​Customize the design for any holiday!

Fruit pizza isn’t just a dessert recipe for summertime!  Think of all the possibilities….

  • Fourth of July Fruit Pizza – See details and photos above!
  • Valentine’s Day Fruit Pizza – Shape the crust into a large heart, tint the frosting pink and use all red and pink fruits!
  • Christmas Fruit Pizza – Decorate the pizza with green and red fruits – think green grapes, kiwi, strawberries and raspberries!
  • Easter Fruit Pizza – Shape the crust into a large egg shape.  Then use the fruits to make a striped design on the “egg!”
  • St Patrick’s Day Fruit Pizza – Shape the crust into a large rainbow shape.  Use the colors of the rainbow to bring it to life!
A fruit pizza with a variety of fruits on top in a striped design.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you store fruit pizza?

Fruit pizza needs to be stored in the fridge due to the cream cheese topping.  Keep it covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge.  I recommend serving it the day you top it with fruit as it’ll look nicest on day one!

How do you make fruit pizza cookies?

Turning these into mini fruit pizzas is a great way to bring them to a party so you don’t need to worry about cutting the pizza or bringing a spatula.  Simply turn the sugar cookie dough into round cookies and top with the cream cheese topping and fruit!  

What is the crust of a fruit pizza made from?

All recipes are different, but I prefer a chewy sugar cookie as the base!  You can make a homemade sugar cookie dough or use store-bought sugar cookie dough.  If you use store-bought, you’ll want about 1 1/2 (16 ounce) tubes of cookie dough so it’s nice and thick.

Slices of fruit pizza on a countertop.

Other Delicious Recipes for Summer

An overhead view of a fruit pizza topped with stripes of fruit.

Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza

Author: Kelsey
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
If you're looking for the best summer dessert, look no further!!  This Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza has a buttery sugar cookie crust, luscious cream cheese frosting and plenty of colorful, juicy fruits on top. No matter the occasion, it's sure to be a crowd pleaser!


  • One Sheet Pan or Rimmed Baking Sheet


Sugar Cookie Crust

  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • One 8 ounce package cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 3-4 cups fruit


Make the Sugar Cookie Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the butter and sugar.
  • Stir in the egg and vanilla.
  • Lastly, add the dry ingredients and mix until a dough is formed.
  • Press the dough onto the prepared baking sheet into an 8×13 inch rectangle (more size options in notes below).
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until outer edges are golden brown; don't over-bake. Let cool completely.

Make the Cream Cheese Topping

  • Add the softened cream cheese to a large bowl and stir until smooth.
  • Stir in the sour cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Once smooth, fold in the whipped topping.

Assemble the Fruit Pizza

  • Spread the topping over the cooled cookie crust.
  • Add fruit in whatever pattern desired.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Other Pan Size Options
  • 12-inch round pizza pan (spread the dough about 1/2 inch to the edge of the pan)
  • 9×13-inch pan (spread the dough all the way to the edge of the pan)
  • Make mini sugar cookie fruit pizzas by scooping the dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, flattening them a bit and baking.
How to make this with a Store-Bought Sugar Cookie Dough
If you use store-bought, you’ll want about 1 & 1/2 (16 ounce) tubes of cookie dough so it’s nice and thick.


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 9.9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.3mg
“Dance Around the Kitchen” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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