Looking for a fun and pretty treat? These Swirly Pop Fruit Pizzas are a great addition to any party, and you can use any of your favorite fruits on these tasty desserts!
Some days I have an edible craft recipe idea that works visually, but I try out a new recipe and am not happy with it, as was the case with these Swirly Pop Fruit Pizzas. I got a recipe on-line for the crust part of this dessert which I frosted with cream cheese filling then topped with fruit. Unfortunately, I couldn't taste the crust until my swirly pops were decorated and pictures where taken. Once I did try a piece, yuk! The crust was flavorless and dry. My husband ate a piece, but didn't want any more. I just scraped off the fruit and filling and tossed the crust. Not a recipe I'd ever make again or want to share with you. I did, however, think the idea was good enough to share even without a new recipe.
Normally, I would make this over again until I was happy with the results, but I've had a busy and rough week (just had a dental implant put in on Friday,) so I decided to just write up the tutorial without a new recipe hoping you will forgive me for being a bit lazy. Don't fret though...
last summer I created a Beach Ball Fruit Pizza which tasted fantastic and think the recipe (here) would be great for this project too. I used store bought Pillsbury Sugar Cookie dough for the crust, and a lemon cheesecake filling to frost the cookie. It will make enough for one to three swirly pops, depending on how large and thick you make the crust. Of course, you might already have a fruit pizza recipe you love; in which case, you might want to share it with me!
Swirly Pop Fruit Pizzas
My Beach Ball Fruit Pizza recipe (here) including -
cookie crust (store bought sugar cookie dough or homemade)
cream cheese filling*
2 or 3 wooden dowel rods or large lollipop sticks
*Use the filling from the beach ball fruit pizza recipe or mix 8 ounces cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 cup whipped topping, and 1 teaspoon vanilla together.
Bake your crusts in a round pan. I used two 8" round cake pans, but you can use one large round pizza pan or three smaller pans depending on the crust recipe you use. I really could have made three 8" rounds out of the recipe I used.
Spread cream cheese filling over cookies. Set a large lollipop stick or wooden dowel in the center of each cookie, covering it completely with the filling I used the cream cheese recipe listed above and had enough to cover three 8" round crusts.
Arrange fruit in a swirl pattern on each cookie. Starting with raspberries, blueberries, or grapes will make creating the pattern easy.
Fill in around this fruit with diced fruit. I used a cup of raspberries and about two cups of diced pineapple for one pizza and a cup of blueberries and two kiwi for the other.
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I just wanted to pop over and let you know that I’ve shared this post in an inspiration board for a Cute Candy Themed Birthday Party my blog.
Here is the direct link to the post if you want to check it out:
Thanks for sharing this post! I may have never found what I was looking for 🙂
Thanks so much for featuring my fruit pizzas on your blog!
Amazing blog and tasty creations! Found you via Of Mice and RaMEN and so glad I did!
Trish - Mom On Timeout
These are so pretty! My kids would love to eat one and so would I 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!
Trish - Sweetology101
fun and healthy for the the most part which is awesome these days! Thanks for linking to Tea Party Tuesday!
Lisa @ Flour Me With Love
They turned out adorable even if the crust didn't...Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂
Q @ JAQS
What a fun (and healthy) idea!
Love for you to share this at my Wednesday's "Made by ME" linky party here:
This looks delicious! What a cute idea! I have a linky party going on @ my blog & would love to have you join in if you ahve the chance! Thanks!
Those are gorgeous, love the brightly colored fruit! I hope you are okay after your dental work! Pinning!
so pretty beth! love them 🙂
I think the pops would be perfect with blueberries and raspberries for my grandson's first birthday on July 4th! Thanks for another great idea, Beth!
They look amazing! Shame that the recipe didn't work out as you'd hoped. A great healthy alternative for any party.
Those look delish. Love the beach ball. I think it's great too that you let us know about how to share your work. Especially with all the scary stuff going on about Pinterest. Thank you for the clarification for your site.
Beth Jackson Klosterboer
Thanks Tiffany. I hadn't heard about anything scary going on with Pinterest. Am I missing something I should know about? I love their site and hope it continues in good spirit.
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
So cute! It's almost like breakfast. So sorry about your tooth. I know how hard that is; my husband just had it done. Get better soon!
Beth Jackson Klosterboer
Thanks Dorothy. I seem to be healing well. I can eat solid food now, which is good. A few days of mashed potatoes, apple sauce, and yogurt is enough for me.
These are adorable!! I'd even love little ones!
Beth Jackson Klosterboer
Thanks Lizy. I think little individual swirly pops would be great. You'd just have to use smaller pieces of fruit. Some of the blueberries I used were huge. They are sure growing things bigger these days.