This Mini Fruit Pizza recipe is easy to make with a cookie crust, cream cheese frosting, and sliced fruit. An easy fruit pizza is the 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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Where is the Mini Fruit Pizza recipe? In this post, I will share step-by-step instructions with photos for how to make the fruit pizza, as well as answering FAQs about the recipe and sharing a short video showing the recipe in motion. But you can go directly to the recipes by scrolling down to the bottom of the post.
How To Make Mini Fruit Pizza:
Step One: Make The Cream Cheese Frosting
To make the cream cheese frosting, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth. Add the thawed Cool Whip (or whipped cream) and stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. (This makes extra frosting and I had about one cup leftover 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.
Step Two: Slice The Fruit
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.
Step Three: Top Shortbread Cookies
Top each cookie with a combination of fruit. Another fun option would be to frost the shortbread 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 this dessert the night before and the shortbread cookies will soften overnight. Store them in the fridge until ready to serve.
Fruit Pizza FAQs
1. How long can you keep fruit pizza?
For best results keep for up to 3 days. Keep in mind the cookies will soften and the fruit will start to dry out.
2. Can you freeze them? You could freeze them but I would not recommend doing so. Consume in the first 24 hours for the best outcome.
3. Are they gluten free? In order to make this gluten free, you will need to use a gluten free sugar cookie or shortbread cookie.
4. Looking for a lighter version? For lighter frosting, try using a light cool whip and fat-free cream cheese. Instead of a regular shortbread cookie try finding a healthier cookie or use a graham cracker or even a slice of fruit.
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For a delicious fall dessert, try Caramel Apple Fruit Pizza with a sugar cookie crust, cream cheese frosting, toasted pecans and a drizzle of caramel.
These Chocolate Dessert Bowls are made by dipping balloons in chocolate! The recipe is easy to follow and chocolate bowls can be filled with fresh fruit.
This recipe for fruit kabobs from Dinner at the Zoo is a rainbow of fruit served on skewers with a yogurt dipping sauce. An easy and healthy snack that the kids will devour!
Never seen such dish but looks absolutely lovely. Great job.
Lynn Vandenbush says
I love fruit pizza! I’ve never even thought about making mini ones! I’m doing all mini desserts for my nephew’s wedding and everyone will devour these! Super easy yet elegant. I just need to figure out how far in advance I can make them. 😊
Asad Jafar @ My Quirky Creation says
These sound delicous! Thanks
Looks easy and so yummy. Nice share!
Alisa Ewert says
Thank you for making my Ramazan much Testy. I will go for it tonight
I have made these a few times now and everyone has loved them. I always end up having way too much frosting left over so this last time I got two packages of the Sandie’s Shortbread Cookies which made approx. 40 and I still had a little bit of frosting left 🙂 But still a great recipe with a lot if compliments!
Maty Lopez says
Great recipe and super easy to make…
What a perfect summer treat! They’re so cute!
going to make these for my birthday party – love the idea of being able to make ahead
Great idea and Happy Birthday Laura!
Rosie Steel says
What wonderful and creative recipes…Thank you for sharing….:)
Thank you for sharing this amazing idea:)
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
I love these! They’d be perfect for a brunch get-together.
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
How great is that? I love the ease of this recipe. And they are gorgeous!
Lolly Jane says
OhEmGee! These look soooo tasty- perfect summer dessert, for sure 🙂 Thanks for the great recipe! Sharing with our readers @ our party this weekend!xoxo
Those look so yummy! What a great idea! I will have to make these very soon.
Julie Kelley says
Brilliant!! They look delicious too!!
Debra Kapellakis says
Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted says
Fruit pizzas always bring back fond memories of our block parties when I was growing up! One of our neighbors use to make it and I thought they were so yummy. Good idea to use the shortbread cookies!
Adorable! I’ll bet “my” boys (mine and his best friend) would love to make their own mini fruit pizzas one afternoon.
This looks so delicious yet easy to make. Thank you for sharing!
Anne @ Domesblissity says
Oh yummo Tonia! Just gorgeous.anne xx
Hey Tonia! Those look soo yummy!! I’m totally trying this! Thanks for sharing!Hugs from Spain
I’ve always wanted to make these. I know my kids will love them! Thanks for the recipe. 🙂
Great idea, and it’s super cute. I’ll have to do this one night 🙂
OH, this would be a hit at my house! Thanks for sharing!