This healthy fruit pizza is one of our favorite easy desserts and uses less sugar in the sugar cookie crust and cream cheese frosting, making each individual square serving less calories!
Do you ever crave something light and healthy for dessert?
Something just sweet enough, but not so sweet that it leaves you feeling bloated and guilty?
This fruit pizza fits that bill. It’s so easy and so good, you’ll be making it all year long!
Fruit Pizza Recipe
I used to think that fruit pizza – or dessert pizza as some call it – was only good to make in the summer (when berries were in season).
But that’s not true! Fruit pizza is one of our favorite desserts to make all year round because:
- It’s really, really easy.
- The kids LOVE to help decorate…
- And they LOVE to eat it even more!
- It’s pretty enough for company.
- It tastes just as good the next day.
- I love how healthy it is!
Really truly, the kids asked me if I could make this again as soon as they had their first bite.
Of course, I said yes, because not only is this GOOD, but as I just mentioned, it’s HEALTHY!!
Ingredients and Toppings for Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza
You only need four basic ingredients to make fruit pizza:
- One batch of my Healthy Sugar Cookies. I’ve reduced the sugar so they’re just sweet enough, so there’s no guilt here whatsoever!
- Cream Cheese + Honey. This is the “sauce” for our pizza, which is lightly sweetened and perfectly tangy.
- Fresh Seasonal Fruit. SEASONAL being the keyword here. Whether it’s spring, summer or winter, there’s always fresh fruit perfect for fruit pizza. According to nutritionists, eating fresh fruit in-season is a healthy choice. Plus, it saves us money, too!
What fruit can you put on a pizza?
The fruit you put on a fruit pizza depends heavily on the season.
Spring/Summer: apricots, banana, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, mango, peaches, plums, raspberries, strawberries,
Fall/Winter: bananas, cranberries, grapes, kiwi, mandarin oranges, pineapple
How to Make Fruit Pizza Healthy
The process for making a healthy fruit pizza is really simple and straight-forward.
- Prepare the crust. Make a batch of Healthy Sugar Cookies, but instead of cutting them out with cookie cutters, press the crust into the bottom of a small cookie sheet. Bake and let it cool completely.
- Mix up the “sauce.” Spread it evenly over the bottom of the cooled crust.
- Top the pizza. Decorate however you wish, with whatever fruit you have!
- Slice and enjoy!
Can you make fruit pizza a day ahead?
Yes! There are two main ways you can make this a day ahead of time:
- Prepare the crust, but don’t bake it. Just put it in the freezer or fridge, unbaked. When you’re ready, press it into the cookie sheet and bake.
- Prepare the ingredients separately. Bake the crust, mix the icing and prepare the fruit, but don’t actually assemble the pizza.
It’s best when eaten the day it’s assembled, so if you’re hosting company, I recommend assembling an hour or so before they arrive.
However, my family and I enjoyed this fruit pizza as leftovers the next day too! Store in the refrigerator covered.
How to Make Fruit Pizza Cookies
If you want to make individual cookies instead of one big pizza, follow the instructions in the healthy sugar cookies recipe to cut and bake the cookies. Let them cool completely before icing and decorating!
What dessert goes with pizza?
Why, fruit pizza of course!
More Easy Dessert Recipes
- Easy Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- Easy Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
- Apple Slab Pie
- Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider
- Cheesecake Baked Apples
- 3-Ingredient Easy Yogurt Popsicles
- One batch of Healthy Sugar Cookies
- 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 2-4 Tbsp honey
- 1-3 cups fresh seasonal fruit, washed and sliced/diced
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Prepare the dough for the sugar cookies. Press the dough into a 9” x 12” baking pan and bake for 10-13 minutes, or until the cookie is light golden brown.
- When the cookie is done, set it aside to cool completely, about two hours.
- When the cookie is completely cooled, combine the cream cheese and honey in the bowl of a stand mixer until it is smooth and creamy. (I use the same mixer I just used for cookies, simply wiping it out with a paper towel first.)
- Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the cookie, getting as close to the edge as you can.
- Top as desired with fresh seasonal fruit.
- Cut into squares and enjoy!