Every recipe I’ve ever seen for fruit pizza uses sugar cookie dough as the base.
Since I’m trying hard to focus on real, whole, healthy foods, fruit is a great option…but store bought cookie dough is not. I decided there had to be a way to make a healthy fruit pizza that still tastes good. Here is the mouthwatering result:
Katie’s Healthy Fruit Pizza
- 3/4 cup softened butter (if you forget to set it out, roll it with a rolling pin to soften)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour (King Arthur sells this in regular grocery stores; it’s made from hard white spring wheat. Traditional whole wheat flour is hard red wheat; if that’s all you have, I wouldn’t go with more than half whole wheat, half white flour. I tried this, and it tastes “healthy” and is quite crumbly. You also may want to increase the butter to a full cup with traditional whole wheat flour.)
Cream butter and sugar. Stir in flour and finish by hand. It will be very crumbly and you’ll think it will never come together, but persevere:
Once the dough comes together when you squeeze it, begin to press a handful at a time into a buttered pan. Mine happens to be a heart, but a small cookie sheet or even a 9×13 glass dish should work too!
Aim for a thickness of about 1/4″ and prick with a fork before baking in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.
Watch the edges; they can brown quickly! Now for the fun part. While the cookie crust cools, make the “frosting.”
- about 3/4 cups yogurt cheese or cream cheese, softened
- less than 1/4 cup powdered sugar, like so:
I just sprinkle some sugar on and taste to make sure the frosting isn’t too tart.
Turn on your beaters, watch your one-year-old daughter do a happy dance because she loves big noises (or maybe that’s just in my house?), and watch the frosting consistency appear before your eyes:
Spread on top of your cooled “crust.”
and finish with a variety of fresh fruit, including:
- berries of any kind
- and more…whatever is in season and/or on sale
Voila! A dessert you can be proud to serve for any party or picnic, not only because of its gorgeous presentation, but also because it’s packed with good food (and just a smidge of sugar). Not that you have to share your creation…you might just eat it all yourselves like our family did! This is serious melt-in-your-mouth stuff.