Fruit Tart Pizza Recipe

During the spring and summer months, you can't go wrong with fruity desserts. And while nothing beats yogurt parfait or fruit salad, have you tried making a fruit tart pizza? This bright and fun treat calls for a sugar cookie crust smothered with homemade cream cheese frosting. Top it off with fresh fruit and you've got yourself an open-faced pastry, also known as a tart. The best part is that you can slice and eat the dessert just like normal pizza. Hello, new party favorite!

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Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 egg

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

  • Butter or oil for greasing

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Step 1

In a large bowl, beat the butter with a hand mixer until creamy and smooth, about 2 minutes. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

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Step 2

Add baking powder and salt to the flour. Mix well.

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Step 3

Add egg and vanilla to the butter-sugar mixture. Beat until combined, about 2 minutes.

Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients and mix with a spoon or your hands.

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Step 4

Add the rest of the dry ingredients, 1/3 at a time. Form the dough into a ball. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 to 40 minutes or more. This step will minimize spreading while baking.

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Tip

While the sugar cookie dough is chilling, make the cream cheese frosting and prepare the fruits.

Step 5

Once chilled, roll out the dough onto a greased tart pan or pizza pan. If using a tart pan, press the dough along the sides.

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Step 6

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until light brown. Let cool completely before adding any toppings. If you're short on time, chill in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes.

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Cream Cheese Frosting

Things You'll Need

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 1/3 to 1 cup powdered sugar

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Step 1

In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, heavy cream, and vanilla with a hand mixer. Beat until smooth and creamy, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Add powdered sugar according to your desired taste and consistency. Beat until combined.

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Fruit Tart Pizza

Things You'll Need

  • Sugar cookie crust

  • Cream cheese frosting

  • Chopped fruit

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Step 1

Chop fruit according to your liking. Strawberries can be sliced or diced, while mangoes and kiwis can be cut into wedges or cubes. Grapes can be cut in half or used as is. Canned mandarin oranges, peaches, or pineapple also work well.

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Step 2

Spread the cream cheese frosting onto the baked sugar cookie crust. Arrange the center with a few pieces of fruit, such as a single berry and mango wedges. This will double as guidance for the remaining design.

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Step 3

To create a bright and interesting dessert, alternate fruits of different colors. This will help each one pop and stand out. Feel free to play around with the natural shapes of the fruits, too. You can also layer them on top of each other for even more depth. Slice, serve, and enjoy.

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Now, that is one gram-worthy dessert. Don't forget to snap a picture before all your guests gobble it up!