This red white and blue fruit pizza is the perfect patriotic dessert for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or just all summer long. A sweet sugar cookie crust, topped with a cream cheese frosting, and fresh berries for the perfect sweet treat.
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I am so excited to share this recipe with you today. By now if you’re a regular follower of our blog you should know that I love desserts, but most importantly I love simple desserts. And this recipe is exactly that.
Fruit Pizzas can be made any way you like them to make them your own, with a variety of different fruit options, or even dough options. But to make things perfect for Memorial Day or Fourth of July, we are going with a red, white and blue fruit pizza today. So delicious, but even more festive and cute than just a normal fruit pizza.
How to make this Patriotic Fruit Pizza?
This patriotic fruit pizza is really easy to make. I like to start with a store bought sugar cookie dough for the crust, but you’re welcome to use your favorite homemade sugar cookie recipe for the dough too. First you’ll spread the cookie dough out to make one big giant cookie. You can cook it on a pizza pan, or cookie sheet. Spread it out to be about 1/2 thick. Bake it in the oven until the cookie is cooked throughout the middle.
While the cookie is cooling whip up the frosting. It’s only 4 ingredients, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla, and cool whip. Whip the cream cheese till smooth, then add in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Fold in the cool whip carefully so you can keep the fluffy texture of it in the frosting. Spread the frosting on the cooled cookie pizza.
Arrange your fruit in whatever design you like. You can do stripes like I did, you can arrange it in a circular pattern, following the shape of the cookie crust. Arrange the fruit in a star pattern, a heart, or even arranged like an American flag.
Can this Red White and Blue Fruit Pizza be made ahead of time?
This red white and blue fruit pizza can be made ahead of time, but save the arranging of it all for about 2-4 hours, or less, before serving. If you want to make it ahead of time, you can make the parts of it the night before you want to serve it.
I recommend making the cookie crust, wrapping it up tightly with plastic wrap to keep it soft. Prepare the frosting and store it in an airtight container in the fridge. When you’re ready to serve it, or a couple hours before hand you can decorate and assemble the fruit pizza.
This red white and blue fruit pizza is the perfect patriotic dessert! It’s delicious, easy to make, and so beautiful for any festive occasion. It’s perfect for a Memorial Day BBQ or a Fourth of July feast.
Looking for more red white and blue recipes?
- Red White and Blue Cake
- Red White and Blue Sugar Cookie Cake
- Red White and Blue Strawberries
- Red White and Blue Patriotic Party Mix on The Bakermama
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Red White and Blue Fruit Pizza
- 16 oz sugar cookie dough (raw, I like to use pillsbury)
For the Frosting:
- 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
- 4 oz Cool Whip (thawed)
- 1.5 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
For the Fruit Topping:
For the Fruit Pizza:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Spread sugar cookie dough on a round pizza pan
- Bake for about 15-20 minutes until the cookie dough is set and barely starts to turn golden on the edges.
- Set aside and allow to cool completely.
For the Frosting:
- Beat the cream cheese in a medium sized bowl until smooth.
- Add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and stir into the mixture.
- Carefully fold in the cool whip.
- Spread cream cheese and cool whip mixture on cooled cookie dough.
- Slice strawberries.
- Arrange all berries in a pretty red and blue design of your choosing.
- Slice into pizza slices for sharing and eating.
Recipe first published on May 12, 2014. Photos updated on May 13, 2019.
peggy k fifield says
I used a pizza stone and it never worked – you better mention you must preheat your stone before you do the dough. had to go buy another package of cookie dough – frustrated
So sorry you had a problem, the recipe calls for a pizza pan, not a pizza stone
Sorry, you’re right that I did mention a pizza stone in the text, I have done that before and it only took a few minutes extra baking time. It would eventually cook on a pizza stone, it just may take slightly longer if your stone is extra cold
This is a very easy recipe that anyone can make but is super sweet so I’d recommend adding one cup of the sugar and then add more “to taste” depending on your preference. If I make this again, I will use a half a block of cream cheese and a half a jar of Marshmallow Fluff mixed together instead of the Cool Whip and confectioner’s sugar for a better consistency and to better balance with the fruit’s sweetness. The cream cheese and Marshmallow Fluff mixes up like a breeze to a perfect consistency of smoothness every time and is always in balance with the fruit when I use it as a dip for strawberries. A little tangy, a little sweet, and always velvety smooth in texture.
Aimee Berrett says
I haven’t tried a frosting with marshmallow creme and cream cheese, but I will have to next time. It sounds delicious!
Lynn @ Oh-SoYummy says
That’s gorgeous! I want fruit now!
Lauren Mitchell says
I love fruit pizza… this looks so yummy!!
Your food always looks so delicious! I really need to give this dessert pizza a try – pinned!
This dessert “pizza” is absolutely stunning, Aimee! Perfect for any picnic or barbecue.
Amy@Little Dairy on the Prairie says
I love Holidays! Mostly because I love all of the holiday food! I want all of the freshness of this fruit pizza right now! So pretty too!