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Fruit Pizza

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Hello, esteemed tribe of culinary wanderers and lovers of all things sweet! Jeviko here, your guide to realms where every morsel has tales to narrate of sunny orchards and euphoric summer days. Envision this: a landscape of crunchy, buttery sweetness, sprinkled with a spectrum of fruits, each bite exploding with the dynamic, refreshing spirit of summer. Friends, today we’re not merely creating a dessert but assembling an edible artwork that delights both the eyes and the palate: an exquisite Fruit Pizza!
On this journey, we’re not just following steps; we’re weaving memories, sentiments, and seasonal narratives into our dish, turning it into a reflection of summer’s lively, abundant spirit. A journey where our senses sway to a melody of rich flavors and enticing scents, crafting memories that linger not only on our tongues but also in our hearts.
So, secure that apron, ignite that oven, and ready your senses, as we are set to navigate through a grove of flavors, concocting, relishing, and commemorating each delicate nuance of this lavish summer creation, together, bite by bite.
Shall we embark on this flavorful journey together and discover where our culinary trails lead us?

Why choose a cookie crust for our fruit pizza?
A splendid query, dear friend! A cookie crust introduces a delightful sweetness and a wonderfully crisp texture that harmoniously counterbalances the succulent, juicy nature of the fruits and the velvety richness of our lemon-kissed cream cheese layer. It’s a concert where each component – crisp, sweet, creamy, and juicy – plays a vital role in orchestrating a multisensory adventure!

Can any fruit be used, or are there specific fruits that are more suitable?
Unleash your inner culinary artist! While strawberries, kiwis, and grapes are traditional choices due to their lively colors and diverse flavors, your fruit pizza is a canvas awaiting your innovative spirit. Feel free to experiment with seasonal items or your preferred fruits – just bear in mind to choose flavors and textures that keep our fruit pizza a unified delight!

How to ensure the cookie crust remains crisp after the fruits are added?
Preserving that crispness is vital, isn’t it? To protect our sweet crust from the fruits’ juiciness, the creamy layer serves as a delightful shield! Also, making sure your fruits are thoroughly drained and patting them dry before arranging them on the pizza will help sustain that sought-after crispness in our cookie crust.

Any tips for crafting a stunning, Instagram-ready fruit pizza?
Oh, the joy in culinary creativity! For an Instagrammable fruit pizza, envision your fruits as vivid colors on your creamy canvas. Experiment with colors, shapes, and layouts. Form patterns, like alternating colors, designing colorful circles, or even creating fruity flowers! Keep in mind, the objective is to visually enthrall first, making each slice not merely a bite, but a visual feast!

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • Cookie Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups (approx. 190g) of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (approx. 100g) of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (approx. 115g) of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg: A binder that unifies our crust
  • Zesty Cream Cheese Layer:
  • 8 ounces (approx. 225g) of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (approx. 60g) of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
  • Fruit Topping:
  • 1/2 cup (approx. 75g) of fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup (approx. 75g) of fresh kiwi, sliced
  • 1/2 cup (approx. 75g) of fresh blueberries
  • Additional fruits as per your canvas’s need and your palate’s desire: Think of pineapples, grapes, or even a sprinkle of pomegranate arils!
  • Optional Glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons of apricot jam or orange marmalade (melted): A glossy encore that imparts a sweet, slightly tangy sheen, making our pizza not just delicious, but utterly mesmerizing.


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). This warm embrace will transform our dough into a crispy wonder.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream together the granulated sugar and softened butter and until light and fluffy, letting these two dance seamlessly into a harmonious blend.
  3. Gracefully introduce the vanilla extract and the egg, mixing well to incorporate their essence.
  4. Slowly sift in the all-purpose flour, gently folding it into the wet mixture. We’re nurturing a soft dough, one that will cradle our toppings with love.
  5. Spread the dough evenly onto a pizza pan or a round baking tray, guiding it to form a uniform layer. This is our stage, awaiting the stars of our show.
  6. Place in the oven and bake until golden, about 12-15 minutes. Once baked, allow it to cool completely, letting it rest and firm up for our next act.
  7. In a fresh bowl, whisk the softened cream cheese till it’s soft and dreamy, letting its creaminess blossom.
  8. With gentle strokes, fold in the powdered sugar and the lively lemon zest. These will transform our cream into a zesty, sweet cloud, ready to embrace our fruits.
  9. Once our cookie crust has cooled, spread this creamy concoction over it, crafting a soft bed that contrasts beautifully with our crust’s crispness.
  10. This is where your artistry takes center stage. Begin placing the sliced strawberries, kiwis, and blueberries onto the cream cheese layer. Arrange them in patterns, let them form stories, or simply let them freestyle – it’s your canvas!
  11. Remember to pat your fruits dry before placing them onto the pizza. This ensures our cookie crust remains delightfully crisp beneath the juicy extravaganza.
  12. If you’re opting for the glaze, now’s the time to drizzle or brush on the melted apricot jam or orange marmalade. It’s like adding a shimmering varnish to a masterpiece, elevating its beauty and taste.
  13. Allow your fruit pizza to chill in the refrigerator for about an hour. This allows the flavors to meld, the cream to set, and ensures each slice is a cohesive, flavorful bite.
  14. Once chilled, slice, serve, and witness the smiles and sighs of contentment. Your fruit pizza isn’t just a dessert; it’s an emotion, a celebration, a journey through the very heart of summer’s bounty.
  15. There you have it, dear friends! A guide to crafting a dessert that’s both a visual feast and a symphony of flavors. Embark on this delightful journey, infusing each step with your love, creativity, and passion. Each slice is a testament to the magic we weave when our hearts and hands work in harmony. Enjoy, relish, and cherish!

Cooking tips:

  • Before embarking on your cooking journey, familiarize yourself with each ingredient. Understanding their flavors, textures, and how they behave when combined with others allows for a more intuitive and creative cooking experience.
  • “Mise en place,” a French term, underscores the importance of having “everything in its place.” Preparing and organizing your ingredients before you begin ensures a smoother cooking process, reducing potential issues and enhancing efficiency.
  • Quality cookware is a crucial ally in your culinary endeavors. From uniform heat distribution to preventing ingredients from sticking, high-quality cookware is an investment that reflects in the taste and texture of your dishes.
  • Your palate is your finest judge. Tasting your creations at different stages allows you to adjust seasonings and ensure the final outcome harmonizes with your vision.
  • Allowing meats to rest after cooking and baked goods to cool ensures that juices redistribute and flavors meld respectively, ensuring every bite is moist, flavorful, and texturally pleasing.
  • The culinary world is wide and constantly evolving. Embrace experimentation with new ingredients, techniques, or cuisines. Often, the most enchanting dishes emerge from unforeseen combinations!

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