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This Fruit Pizza Recipe Is Too Delicious and Healthy Not to Try

Pizza for dessert? Yes, please! This fruit pizza recipe uses healthier ingredients that you'll feel good about eating.
This Fruit Pizza Recipe Is Too Delicious and Healthy Not to TryKiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

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!

Slicing up a sugar cookie fruit pizza on a wooden pizza pan Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

Makes 8-10 servings

Ingredients

1 stick of butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg
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
2 kiwis
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup blackberries

How to Make It

  1. In a mixer, mix the butter and the sugar together.
  2. Add in the egg and vanilla, and beat until smooth.
  3. Add in the wheat flour, salt, and baking powder.
  4. Remove the dough onto a sheet of plastic wrap. Shape the dough into a circular form, and wrap up with plastic.
  5. Refrigerate the dough for 2 hours.
  6. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  7. Place the dough on a large baking sheet or a pizza pan.
  8. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a large cookie.
  9. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes. The edges will get slightly burnt, and the middle may be still doughy. That’s OK!
  10. While the cookie is cooling, whisk together the cream cheese and the honey in a bowl.
  11. Spread the “icing” onto the pizza.
  12. Slice up the strawberries, oranges, and kiwis. Arrange all the fruit on the pizza in whatever order you desire!
  13. For the best results, let the fruit pizza chill in the fridge for a few hours before serving.
Whole fruit pizza ready to slice up for dessert Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

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Kiersten Hickman
Kiersten Hickman is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, specializing in recipe development, food, and diet coverage. Read more
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