Every summer growing up, my mom always made Fruit Pizza and we loved it! This year, my older son was helping me come up with an idea for the 4th of July and I suggested Fruit Pizza. This is not something I have made for my family before – but explained it to him and thought it would be good to use blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries in keeping with the spirit of the holiday, he was game! I called my mom looking for the recipe and she thought that instead of making it round, to make it rectangular and decorate it like the American flag – we agreed!
My son was VERY excited about this. He plotted out where everything should go and decorated the fruit pizza all by himself. He has shown a great deal of interest in learning how to cook since he has now seen episodes of “Chopped Junior” along with “Backyard BBQ” and now wants to be a contestant. He did a fantastic job and wanted to ensure I included a photo of him with his work in the blog post – so here it is:
I hope you have fun making this – or any decorated fruit pizza with your family!
- 1 package slice and bake sugar cookies
- 16 oz. cream cheese, softened (note: I used low fat)
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Small amount of milk
- Fruit (berries, pineapples, cherries, bananas, Mandarin oranges, etc.)
- On a round pizza pan, either line with parchment paper or grease (use a rectangular cookie sheet if making a flag). Slice cookies, arrange touching on the cookie sheet. Bake according to package directions and allow to cool completely.
- Beat together cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and milk. Spread on cookies and arrange fruit on top.
- Keep refrigerated.
- If making the flag fruit pizza, once it cools, cut the cookie down to be in a rectangular shape (unless you are lucky enough for it to bake in a perfect rectangle!)