This Easy Fruit Pizza is a perfect treat for summer days! It’s made in a sheet pan and it’s refreshing and so delicious! Switch it up and use your favorite fruit!
I have not been baking or cooking much lately. Sad, because I love to bake! We’ve been grilling our meals outside. So here’s the story. We have one swamp cooler (on the opposite side of the house as the kitchen) and it doesn’t do a great job of cooling everywhere, especially the kitchen. So the thoughts of even turning on the oven right now make me sweat!
Don’t worry, though, we called the professionals and they’re going to install a new cooler on the other end of the house near the kitchen so everything will be feeling great soon! We’ve never really had a problem with staying cool in the summer (typically there’s one or two weeks in July where we’re very toasty), but this summer is already extra hot!
Where we live in the mountains, most people don’t have central air. But I’m sure they’re re-thinking their life decisions now like we are. It’s been in the 90’s all week and it’s only June! We’re in for a hot one. Is it hot where you are too?
So you’ll find me sipping ice water and enjoying all the refreshing, cool treats all summer long! And, if I have to turn on the oven, it’s going to be well worth heating up the house for. I do it about once a week, because I really need a treat. 🙂
No one complained about me baking up this Easy Fruit Pizza! It’s so tasty! You can make it extra easy by using a refrigerated cookie dough, but I always love to make mine homemade. It’s way better, trust me, and it’s not too much extra effort.
You can make a fun design with the fruit or just randomly throw it on like I did. Either way, it’s going to be so delicious! I wanted to make sure each piece had an opportunity to have a nice variety of fruit. Oh my, this is tasty! You’re going to love it!
If you love a more sturdy sugar cookie base, bake these on the longer end of the time spectrum. If you prefer a soft sugar cookie base and will be serving it on plates, bake it for less time. Check it often while it’s in the oven to make sure you’re not over baking it. The difference between a good sugar cookie and a not-so-good sugar cookie is only a few minutes in the oven!
Easy Fruit Pizza
- Sugar Cookie Base:
- 1 1/2 c. sugar
- 1 c. butter softened
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 tsp. almond extract
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 pkg. 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 c. Cool Whip
- 3 1/2 c. powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Fruit Topping Options add your favorites:
- Canned Mandarin Oranges
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Make the sugar cookie base by creaming together sugar, butter and egg. Add almond and vanilla extract and mix for one more minute. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add it to the wet mixture and mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.
- Press the dough into a large cookie sheet (i.e. a jelly roll pan), lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for approximately 10 to 12 minutes (every oven is different, so check it often). Don't over bake! I pulled mine out before they started to brown around the edges. Allow them to cool completely before frosting.
- To make the frosting, in the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together softened cream cheese, Cool Whip, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until creamy. Spread over cooled cookie crust.
- Slice and add your favorite fruit toppings. Slice into bars and serve immediately.
- *See note below for preparation tips
*If you like a more sturdy cookie base, bake it on the longer end of the time window. If you like a soft cookie base, you may need to start checking it at 8 or 9 minutes, and bake just until it's set.
These are sure to be a hit at your summer potlucks and BBQ’s! Make up a batch and watch it disappear in a snap!