5 from 1 vote
Fruit shaped fruit pizzas are made with a crispy sugar cookie, cheesecake filling, and fresh fruit.
Fruit Pizza Flowers
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
12 mins
Chill Fruit Pizza
1 hr
Total Time
2 hrs 12 mins
 

Pretty fruit pizza flowers cut in the shape of two daisies are decorated with cheesecake frosting and fresh fruits and berries.

Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fruit pizza flowers, fruit pizza recipe
Servings: 20
Author: Beth
Ingredients
Sugar Cookie Crust
  • 8 1/2 ounces all-purpose flour*
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened slightly and cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond or lemon extract
  • .........
  • *8 1/2 ounces flour = approximately 2 cups
Cheesecake Frosting
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Optional Cheesecake Frosting
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup marshmallow cream or fluff
  • 8 ounces frozen whipped toppig thawed (like Cool Whip)
Fruit Toppings
  • whole raspberries or blueberries or cut strawberries for the flower petals
  • cut pineapple, mango, or peaches for the centers
  • kiwi slices and/or cut green grapes for the stems and leaves
  • NOTE: the amount of fruit needed will depend on how you slice the pieces, but plan for 2-3 pints
Instructions
Cookie Dough
  1. Whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a bowl.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Stir in the egg, vanilla, and almond or lemon extract.

  5. Add the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
  6. Flatten dough into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap or a large zip-top bag and refrigerate for an hour.
  7. When the dough has chilled, dust a cutting board or lightly dust a silicone baking mat and place 1/2 of the dough on top.
  8. Roll out to 1/8th inch thickness.
  9. Cut out 5 petals using the 3 1/2 long tear drop cutter.
  10. Cut out one 1 1/2 inch circle.
  11. Then arrange the petals in a flower shape, so that their tips almost touch, and use the round cookie cutter to cut a circle in the middle of the tips to create room for the center to fit inside.
  12. Cut out two leaves and one 6 1/2 inch long stem.
  13. Move all the pieces onto a parchment paper or silicone mat lined baking sheet, leaving an inch in between, and place in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
  14. Roll out the other chilled piece of dough and cut out the same shapes.
  15. Blend the remaining dough together and roll it out. Cut out a hillside on which to place your flowers.
  16. Use the excess dough to cut out another daisy or save for another use.
  17. While the cut-outs are chilling, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  18. Bake 1 tray of cookies at a time for 8 minutes then rotate the pan and continue to bake for 3-4 minutes just until the tops of the cookies look dry and the edges look set.
  19. Remove and set the pan on a cooling rack.
  20. Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes then remove them using a metal spatula and place them directly on the cooling rack to cool completely.
Cheesecake Frosting
  1. Beat the cream cheese and 1/4 cup of the powdered sugar together until light and fluffy.
  2. In a clean bowl with clean beaters, beat the heavy whipping cream, the remaining 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, and the vanilla extract until you get stiff peaks. Do not over whip.
  3. Stir 1/3 of the whipped cream into the cream cheese until the cream cheese is lighter.
  4. Fold in another 1/3 of the whipped cream.
  5. Then fold in the remaining 1/3 of the whipped cream.
  6. Chill the cheesecake frosting for at least 30 minutes

Optional Cheesecake Frosting
  1. Beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the marshmallow fluff and beat to combine.
  3. Then add the whipped topping and beat until nice and light.
Decorate your fruit pizzas
  1. Spread or pipe a 1/4 inch layer of cheesecake filling onto each individual cookie.
  2. Arrange the cookies on a platter or cake board.
  3. Then arrange raspberries, blueberries, or strawberry pieces over the petals of your daisies.
  4. Top the small round cookie with pineapple, mango, or peach pieces
  5. Top the stem and leaves with green grapes and/or kiwi slices.
  6. Lay the hillside cookie over the bottom of the flower stems and top with kiwi slices.

Recipe Notes

Store the fruit pizza in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. It's best to chill if for at least an hour before serving.

Your fruit pizza may be refrigerated for up to 12 hours before serving but any cut fruit will look it's best and taste the freshest if served within 4 hours.

TIPS: To keep your berries from molding, give them a vinegar bath. Mix 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water in a large bowl. Pour over a bowl filled with berries and let them sit for 5 minutes. The pour the berries into a strainer and allow the vinegar water to drain off. Rinse well for a minute then place the berries on paper towels to and pat dry.