This Fruit Pizza Recipe Is Too Delicious and Healthy Not to Try
Did you know that the base of a fruit pizza is a giant sugar cookie? Yep, that's right! When you make a fruit pizza recipe, it's actually one large sugar cookie topped with icing and fruit. So making a fruit pizza recipe with glaze is actually easier than making a whole pizza dough from scratch—simply because the "crust" is easier to put together.
However, making a healthy fruit pizza recipe means swapping out some ingredients to make the recipe overall healthier. While this sugar cookie still has sugar in it (I mean, it's in the title), I swapped out using all-purpose flour with whole-wheat flour, so you can shift away from the refined carbohydrate. Another easy swap for this sugar cookie fruit pizza recipe was swapping out a powder sugar-based icing with a low-fat cream cheese instead. I whipped up the cream cheese with a bit of honey to give it sweetness, which pairs extremely well with all of the fresh fruit on top.
While this fruit pizza cookie recipe is still a dessert, it's one that you can feel good about eating. It's the best fruit pizza recipe I've been able to come up with to date!
So if you're looking for a new type of dessert to wow a crowd at your next social gathering, throw together this easy fruit pizza recipe. I promise, your guests will not be disappointed. This gives "eat the rainbow" a whole new meaning!
Makes 8-10 servings
1 stick of butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
8 oz. low-fat cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup honey
1 cup raspberries
1 cup strawberries
4 mandarin oranges
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup blackberries
How to Make It
- In a mixer, mix the butter and the sugar together.
- Add in the egg and vanilla, and beat until smooth.
- Add in the wheat flour, salt, and baking powder.
- Remove the dough onto a sheet of plastic wrap. Shape the dough into a circular form, and wrap up with plastic.
- Refrigerate the dough for 2 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Place the dough on a large baking sheet or a pizza pan.
- Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a large cookie.
- Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes. The edges will get slightly burnt, and the middle may be still doughy. That's OK!
- While the cookie is cooling, whisk together the cream cheese and the honey in a bowl.
- Spread the "icing" onto the pizza.
- Slice up the strawberries, oranges, and kiwis. Arrange all the fruit on the pizza in whatever order you desire!
- For the best results, let the fruit pizza chill in the fridge for a few hours before serving.
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