Mini Fruit Pizzas

Mini Fruit Pizzas

I couldn’t let the 4th of July come and go without posting  some sort of patriotic treat.  I’m cutting it a little close on this one, but hopefully if you’re still looking for a fun dessert for the 4th, you’ll have time to make this one. I love traditional fruit pizza (who doesn’t??), but these mini versions are just so cute!  Basically, these mini fruit pizzas are just simple sugar cookies covered in a cream cheese “sauce” with various types of chopped fruit as a topping. I covered mine with blueberries and strawberries to give them a red, white and blue theme, but you could use any fruit that you want.  They taste amazing and are sure to be a hit with adults and kids alike. Plus, if you’re having a picnic or cook-out, these would be so fun to set out as a “make your own” station. Stack the cookies up on a plate, set out a bowl of the cream cheese topping, and set out various bowls of chopped fruit. Then people can build their own with the fruit that they like, and it keeps the cookies from getting soggy as they sit.  No matter how you serve these, they are sure to taste great. :)

Mini Fruit Pizzas

*If you’re looking for other dessert ideas, try one of these! :) Patriotic Brownie Skewers :: Strawberry Pretzel Dessert :: Red Velvet Brownies

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Mini Fruit Pizzas

Ingredients:

Cookies
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cups Sugar
1 whole Egg
1 Egg Yolk
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 cups All-purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder

Topping:
1 pkg.(8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
assorted fresh fruit, for topping

Directions:

For the cookies: Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until well combined, about 2 minutes. Add in the eggs, yolks and vanilla and mix until combined.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Slowly add flour to the butter mixture and mix until combined. Do not overmix. Transfer the dough to saran wrap and wrap well. Refrigerate for at least one hour.

When you are ready to bake, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll the dough out to 1/2 inch thickness, cut out cookies, and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-10 minutes or until cookies are set and just starting to brown around the edges.

For the topping: Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Spread over cookies and top with fresh fruit.

from my favorite Sugar Cookie> recipe and Kraft Foods

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23 Responses to “Mini Fruit Pizzas”

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    sally @ sally's baking addiction — July 2, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    I saw these on FG and I knew they had to be yours, Megan! What beautiful pictures! And I love traditional fruit pizzas, but the mini versions are adorable! And I love the “build your own” idea! :)

    • megan replied: — July 2nd, 2012 @ 9:29 am

      You are so sweet, thank you! :)

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    Lana — July 2, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    Our daughter’s friends did the make your own ones like this for her baby shower last weekend. It made a beautiful summery looking table and they were delicious.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 2, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    These are so pretty and festive! Love it!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — July 2, 2012 @ 11:23 am

    I love fruit pizzas! These are perfect for the 4th!

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    lynn @ the actor's diet — July 2, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    such a great idea!

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    Jodie — July 2, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    Megan, these are very yummy looking! I made my first mini fruit pizzas a few weeks ago, and really liked them, but it was with a brownie as the base made in a whoopie pie pan. I now want to try to make yours! I was just wondering, in the topping ingredients, you have 1/4 cup of sugar….is that granulated sugar, or powdered sugar? I would think powdered, but wanted to make sure….thanks!

    • megan replied: — July 2nd, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

      I used granulated sugar, but I’m guessing powdered would be work just fine, and probably blend in better actually.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — July 2, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    I haven’t had fruit pizza since I was in college. Not sure why it has been so long, but these look perfect for the 4th!

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    Suz @ avocadoandbasil — July 2, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    What a great idea, and they look so beautiful!

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    OliePants — July 2, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    I made fruit pizza once, but I think individual ‘pies’ would work better when serving to a group!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 2, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

    How cute and festive! I could just gobble these up!

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    Jenn — July 2, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

    These sound super yummy!

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    Jen @ The Scrumptious Pumpkin — July 3, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    I love the idea of a mini fruit pizza! So cute and built-in portion control! These sound so delicious :)

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    Paula's Plate — July 3, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

    Your photos are gorgeous, Megan! I am going to make them for the 4th tomorrow, it will be perfect for a crowd. Thanks for the great idea!

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    Maria — July 4, 2012 @ 12:32 am

    Perfect for the 4th!

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    cindy — July 4, 2012 @ 1:55 am

    Fun, fun, fun! Wouldn’t the grandkids love these–and adults.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — July 4, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

    These are so cute! So sweet and perfect for the Fourth of July!

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    Erika - The Teenage Taste — July 9, 2012 @ 11:03 pm

    Mmmm…these look delicious! I love your photos, Megan!

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    Ashley — June 19, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

    HI Megan! How many fruit pizzas does this make? Thanks!

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    laura — December 19, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

    Thank you, thank you for publishing a recipe from scratch and not using Pillsbury’s pre-made cookie dough. every recipe I googled wasn’t from scratch! Can’t wait to make these

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