I LOVE fruit. Love it. When I was pregnant with my first kid I went through a stage where all I wanted to eat was fruit salad. After a few months of that I moved into an orange-colored fruit kick. I ate tons of oranges, cantaloupe, clementines, etc. Even though I’m not pregnant any more, I’ve almost always got a good stash of fruit around my house.
I’m always drawn to fruity desserts and have wanted an excuse to try making a fruit pizza. When I saw a few ideas on Pinterest on making mini fruit pizzas, I knew it would be perfect for my daughter’s second birthday party.
It was really easy put together and it was something that both kids and adults liked. I also like that each person makes their own so they can pick and choose what goes on their fruit pizza.
Enjoy your pizzas and don’t forget to make a yummy smoothie with the leftover fruit!
Want to make your own?
- 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 to 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
- 1 to 2 teaspoon vanilla extract (to taste)
- Toppings: diced fresh fruit of any kind. The more colorful the better! If you are able, buy organic produce (especially peaches and strawberries as they tend to contain the highest pesticide residue).
- For the cookies, preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and baking powder.
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.
- Roll rounded walnut sized amounts of dough into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are set and lightly golden. Let stand on cookie sheet 2 minutes before moving to wire racks to cool completely.
- To prepare the frosting, mix the cream cheese and butter together in a medium bowl until smooth and creamy. (I warmed mine a bit to make it smoother.) Add vanilla.
- Gradually add the confectioner’s sugar until frosting reaches desired consistency. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
- If you are making this for a party, I'd recommend making an example and setting it on display so people know what to do!