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Close up image of fruit on top of cream cheese frosting and soft sugar cookie.
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Fruit Pizza Bar

This fruit pizza bar is perfect for any occasion and great for a crowd! A soft cookie layered with fluffy cream cheese frosting then topped with your favorite fruit. Lay out a spread and let each person assemble their own!
Prep Time50 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 mini fruit pizzas
Calories: 234kcal

Ingredients

Cookies

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • cups flour
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt

Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Fresh Fruit

  • 3 cups fresh fruit of your choice (berries, banana, kiwi, pineapple, tangerine, peaches, nectarines, grapes, mango, etc.)

Instructions

Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line cookie sheet with parchment.
  • In a small bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cream of tarter.
  • In a stand mixer or with hand beaters, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, approximately 2 minutes. Add in egg and beat for another minute. Add dry ingredients to the bowl. Mix until just combined. Gather the dough into a ball and transfer to lightly floured counter or board.
  • Gently pat dough into a rectangle, and then finish rolling it out until it is ¼ inch tall. Using a round cookie cutter, cut out as many circles as you can. Transfer cut-outs to the cookie sheet. Gently gather up the scraps and repeat until all the dough is used.
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes or until slightly puffy and the edges are very lightly golden. If you are cooking multiple sheets at once, be sure to rotate halfway through. Allow to cool on a cookie sheet until completely cool.

Frosting

  • Place cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.

Fruit

  • Cut fruit into bit-sized pieces. Arrange in individual bowls or on a platter for serving.

Notes

Tips & Tricks
  • Be super gentle with the dough once the flour has been added to ensure a tender cookie.
  • Do not overbake. The cookies will become hard and they need to be soft and chewy.
  • Cut all the fruit to approximately the same size. And make sure they are small enough to easily fit on the cookie.
 
Freezer Tips
You can freeze the dough already cut out in circles. Just add 1-2 minutes to the baking time.
Prep Ahead
The best way to prep ahead is to have the bases cut and in the freezer up to a month in advance. Make the filling and store it in the fridge for up to 5 days. Most of the fruit is best if cut on the day of. Bananas shouldn’t be cut until the moment you want to serve because they turn brown very quickly.

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 517IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg