This Mini Fruit Pizza recipe is easy to make with a shortbread cookie crust, cream cheese and cool whip frosting and sliced fruit. Perfect summer dessert!
Fruit pizza is great any time of the year but it really does well at spring and summer celebrations. Everyone is enjoying the fresh fruit and bright colors are everywhere. This Mini Fruit Pizza recipe is so easy to make with store-bought shortbread cookies and it is less messy to eat than the traditional version. It’s the perfect summer dessert for everything from a bridal shower to a backyard cookout.
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To make the cream cheese frosting for the Mini Fruit Pizza, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth. Add the thawed Cool Whip (or whipped cream) beat until smooth. Stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla. (This makes extra frosting and I had about one cup left over after frosting twenty cookies.)
To make things super easy, I used Sandies Shortbread Cookies, but go ahead and make homemade sugar cookies or shortbread cookies if you prefer. They would be delicious either way. Spread one tablespoon of the frosting on each cookie.
For the fruit, I used mandarin oranges, kiwi, strawberries, and blackberries. Blueberries also work well but my local grocery store was completely sold out. Cut the kiwi, strawberries, and blackberries into smaller pieces. My mandarin oranges were small, so I left them whole.
Top each cookie with a combination of fruit. Another fun option would be to frost the mini fruit pizzas and then allow guests to add their own favorite fruit toppings. Just cut all of the fruit up and put it on the serving table in small glass bowls.
You can make these Mini Fruit Pizza the night before and the shortbread cookies will soften overnight. Store the fruit pizza in the fridge until ready to serve. These Mini Fruit Pizzas are easier to serve and eat than the traditional fruit pizzas. They look stunning on a platter and are perfect for summer entertaining!
Recipe updated from the original posted May 2012.
- 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
- 8-ounce container or 3 cups cool whip (or use whipped cream)
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 20 shortbread cookies (or use homemade sugar cookies)
- ½ cup sliced kiwi
- ½ cup sliced strawberries
- ½ cup sliced blackberries
- ½ cup mandarin oranges
- Beat the softened cream cheese until smooth. Add the cool whip and beat until smooth. Stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla.
- Spread 1 tablespoon on each cookie. (I had about one cup of frosting left over.)
- Top frosted cookies with sliced fruit.
- Store in the fridge until ready to serve.
Just in case you are curious, here are a few pictures from my original recipe:
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