By Contributing Writer, Stephani
I’m a sucker for fruit pizza. I first had it in it’s classic refrigerator sugar-cookie-crust-and-whipped-topping glory, but now I eat it this way. For breakfast. And lunch. And snack. And I don’t feel bad.
I don’t feel bad because this recipe is everything delicious about fruit pizza without all the questionable ingredients from prepackaged food.
Since it’s summer and July is here, why not make it an American Flag pizza? It’s the perfect party food… or holiday breakfast.
Independence Day Fruit Pizza
Inspired by Smart Sweets
- 2 cups flour (white whole wheat, spelt, even gluten free might work)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup butter (or a combination of butter and coconut oil)
- 1 cup cream cheese (or greek yogurt that’s been strained until it is almost cream cheese consistency – see directions here)
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar (or 4-5 tablespoons honey or maple syrup; stevia might also work)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Red, white and blue fruit: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, bananas
- In a medium-sized bowl, stir together sugar and flour. Cut in butter until dough is thoroughly combined. A mixer or food processor makes quick work of this step.
- Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan, baking stone, or two 9-inch pie plates and use your fingers to press the dough uniformly into the pan. Crust should be about 1/4-inch thick.
- Bake crust at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Allow crust to cool on a wire rack while you prepare frosting.
- Beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Set aside. Wash and slice fruit.
- Spread frosting evenly across the cooled crust then use fruit to cover it in stars and stripes. Slice and enjoy!
Check out a few fun step-by-step photos below:
(Tip: the butter wrapper makes the perfect pan-greaser)
(Crust ready to bake)
(Kiddos couldn’t keep away from the frosting)
(Just enough frosting left to serve with the leftover berries. Score.)
I’m totally making this for breakfast.
What are your favorite Fourth of July desserts?