From Scratch Fruit Pizza Dessert Recipe

Looking for a tasty dessert that everyone will love? This from scratch Fruit Pizza recipe will be your next favorite!

Fruit Pizza Dessert Recipe

From Scratch Fruit Pizza Dessert Recipe

In our part of the country, once spring into summer gets here, it is time to change up the fruit we are eating. Usually, during the winter season, apples and oranges become the staples. It is great when spring and summer arrive and we have a great selection of fresh fruit. This usually includes a great selection of fresh berries, especially.

It is a wonderful time of year, with potlucks and backyard barbecues, to make a fresh fruit pizza. I used to make fruit pizza using a pre-packaged sugar cookie dough….Yes, full of sugar and other substances that I could not pronounce.

In my quest to eat a bit more healthy, I adjusted a “homemade” fruit pizza recipe to fit the guidelines that work for me. This is what I came up with. You can change up the fresh fruit for whatever is in season where you live. I am also using gluten free flours, but feel free to use the recipe as a guideline, and use what works for you.

Fruit Pizza Dessert Recipe

What You Need:

In a mixing bowl add:

  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour + 1/2 cup coconut flour (or 1 cup flour of your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar (I use organic evaporated cane sugar)
  • pinch of salt

To the dry mixture add:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (I use 1/2 cup thickened kefir)
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup water

Fruit Pizza Dessert Recipe

Mix the wet/dry ingredients together until well incorporated.

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In a 9 x 13 pan, place the mixture and pat it smooth into the pan. I usually wet my hands with plain water to get it patted into the pan. Bake the crust mixture for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow the crust to cool.

Fruit Pizza Dessert Recipe

While the crust is baking, remove 12 ounces of cream cheese from your refrigerator and allow it to soften to room temperature, in a small mixing bowl.

Add to the cream cheese:

  • 1 T. vanilla
  • 1 T. sugar

Mix together this mixture until it is smooth ( it should be soft, like a creamy frosting)

Fruit Pizza Dessert Recipe

Spread this mixture over the cooled crust.

Fruit Pizza Dessert Recipe

Cut strawberries into small pieces (or other fruit or combination of fruits). Place fruit on top of cream cheese layer and press down slightly. Cut into squares. This can be eaten right away or placed in the fridge until needed.

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From Scratch Fruit Pizza Dessert Recipe

Delicious totally rom scratch fruit pizza recipe that can also be gluten free!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword from scratch fruit pizza recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour + 1/2 cup coconut flour or 1 cup flour of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt I used 1/2 cup thickened kefir
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 12 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Mix the wet/dry ingredients together until well incorporated.
  2. In a 9 x 13 pan, place the mixture and pat it smooth into the pan. I usually wet my hands with plain water to get it patted into the pan. Bake the crust mixture for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow the crust to cool.
  3. While the crust is baking, remove 12 ounces of cream cheese from your refrigerator and allow it to soften to room temperature, in a small mixing bowl.
  4. Add to the cream cheese: 1 T vanilla and 1 T sugar.
  5. Mix together this mixture until it is smooth ( it should be soft, like a creamy frosting)
  6. Spread this mixture over the cooled crust.
  7. Cut strawberries into small pieces (or other fruit or combination of fruits). Place fruit on top of cream cheese layer and press down slightly. Cut into squares. Can be eaten right away or placed in refrigertor until needed.

Enjoy this easy, modified recipe for fruit pizza. It is sure to be a crowd pleaser for a potluck or a nice addition to a family meal this summer!!

What is your favorite summer dessert made with fruit?

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This from scratch Fruit Pizza recipe was originally published on Little House Living in June 2014. It has been updated as of April 2020.

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32 Comments

  1. While certainly not low-fat, this recipe is low-sugar, highlighting the naturally sweet fruit. I’m always looking for low-sugar desserts. Can’t wait to give this a try!

  2. Looks great!!! Thanks so much for sharing at The Wednesday Roundup! Hope to see you again next week! ~Angela @ LeMoine Family Kitchen

  3. I’ve been looking for a good fruit pizza recipe. This looks it’ll work perfectly! Nothing quite says summer like fruit pizza. 🙂

  4. I love fruit pizza!! It is one of my favorite summertime desserts. Thanks for sharing here. Have a great day!!

  5. This looks amazing!! Found your recipe at Good Tips Tuesday.  I am one of the hostesses of Tickle My Tastebuds and would love you to stop by and link up this recipe if you have not yet already.
    Lori

  6. This may sound like an odd request, but are there any substitutes for the yogurt (maybe a snack pack pudding or just another ingredient altogether)? We have two people here who can’t eat yogurt due to allergies and stomach issues. Just wondering if anything else would work with the crust! Thank you 🙂

      1. We have a dairy allergy and egg allergy. I know what to use for egg substitute. But what can we use for Kefir substitute?

  7. I can’t wait to make this, looks so good. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

  8. I just made the crust and the dough did not look like yours in the picture at all. I used regular unbleached unbromated white flour as i do not have the ones you mentioned, could this be the reason? The 3/4c of butter seemed like a lot. I don’t usually have trouble baking etc.

    1. Did you make any other changes to the recipe? Are you high altitude? The amount of butter is correct, the dough will seem sticky when pressed into the pan but should come out correct.

  9. Thank you so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Thanks for the excellent recipe! I halved it just to try it out. I also used egg white, coconut oil, and coconut milk in place of the whole egg, butter, and water. I combined almond flour and brown rice flour. My whole family asked why I didn’t make a bigger one. 🙂

    1. Sounds yummy 🙂 Normally I am not so fond of pizza but this seems worth trying. I never make deserts with fruit anymore since I found out that if had meat at dinner before(or in any other meal you eat before the fruitdesert) your body doesn’t take in the vitamins in the used fruit anymore. So I would eat this as a dinner. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I’m so lazy, I will just have fruit with cream on top 😉
    Same idea, no crust to make (rather eat my nuts whole and separate so my mind knows I’ve eaten them; same idea with smoothies, rather eat my fruit separate…) and the cream could be coconut cream if needed. I don’t even whip the cream. The combo’s amazing tho.
    Done!

  12. Yum! This is my kind of pizza! Thanks for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! We hope you join us again next week!

  13. Try adding a little grated orange zest to the cream cheese and soaking the chopped strawberries in a few tablespoons of Grand Marnier for 10 minutes. I do it on a biscuit crust and serve it at brunches. It’s heaven.

  14. Merissa, I just happen to have an abundance of free strawberries so I’m going to try this recipe! Also, I tried to share this recipe on Facebook but only the dough-in-the-bowl photo comes up instead of of the finished fruit pizza.

  15. Hi Merissa, The fruit pizza looks delicious! I enjoy cooking with coconut flour, too. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Blessings, Janet

  16. This looks so delicious. Perfect for summertime! Thank you for sharing this at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

  17. This sounds really delicious!

    I would love for you to share this with my Recipes, Crafts, Tips and Tricks Facebook group.

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  18. Your dessert pizza looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  19. Thank you for linking up at “A Little Bird Told Me” Wednesday link party! You have been featured on Mama’s Happy Hive blog. 🙂