This Easy Fruit Pizza recipe is filled with flavors of citrus, fruit, and vanilla and made with crescent roll dough rather than the dough for sugar cookies. Healthier than most, this lightly sweetened dessert recipe is perfect for summer and layered with cream cheese!
This quick and easy fruit pizza recipe is perfect for a crowd in the summertime. Looking for something subtly sweet and bold in flavor? There is so much to love about ripened fruit that is layered with cream cheese on top of a flaky crust. Perfect for warm weather and healthier than most fruit pizzas, this recipe is not overpoweringly sweet, and that’s what makes it so good.
Reasons You’ll Love This Easy Fruit Pizza
- Easy to make with just six ingredients
- Extremely versatile with so many options for fruit
- Ready in about 20 minutes
All you need are just a handful of easy ingredients for this quick fruit pizza. You’ll need seamless crescent dough, cream cheese, honey, lemon zest, vanilla, assorted fruit, and optional powdered sugar. You can even use frozen fruit, too, just make sure it has been thawed!
CRESCENT ROLL DOUGH: I like to use the seamless crescent dough sheet that can be found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store, but the regular crescent dough can be used, too. Just make sure to squeeze the seams together.
CREAM CHEESE: Make sure the cream cheese is softened to room temperature before working with it. It will be much easier to spread if is softened! Mascarpone cheese can be used in place of cream cheese.
HONEY: I like to use fresh local honey as the natural sweetener here. Honey and fruit are the perfect combinations for summer.
LEMON: You will need the zest of a lemon for those hints of citrus. The lemon makes this recipe so much better!
VANILLA: I like to use pure vanilla extract to really enhance the flavor of my dessert recipes.
FRUIT: I used kiwi, blueberries, and raspberries, but you can use almost any type of fruit. I would avoid watermelon since it is filled with so much water.
POWDERED SUGAR: Completely optional, but a light dusting of confectioners sugar really ties this recipe together, plus it makes it look beautiful.
How to Make Easy Fruit Pizza
PREHEAT THE OVEN: First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the crescent dough on a baking sheet.
COMBINE INGREDIENTS: Next, in a bowl, combine softened cream cheese or mascarpone, honey, lemon zest, and vanilla.
LAYER THE FRUIT: Then, spread the vanilla mixture over the crust. Arrange slices of fruit on top of the cream cheese.
DUST WITH SUGAR: Finally, if desired, dust with powdered sugar and serve.
You probably don’t want to make fruit pizza assembled with the fruit on it. However, you can bake the crust ahead of time and mix the cream cheese ingredients ahead of time and store separately until ready to serve.
Fruit pizza is commonly made with a sugar cookie crust and topped with sweetened fruit and cream cheese. It’s the ultimate sweet treat for summer desserts and cookouts.
Be sure to assemble the fruit pizza no more than six hours before serving. If you want the crust to stay crispy, then you’ll need to make sure the fruit doesn’t stay on it too long.
Tightly wrap with plastic wrap or store in the refrigerator. After about a day, the fruit pizza may not be as enjoyable so make sure you gobble it all up.
Looking for More Easy Desserts?
- Easy Berry Cheesecake Cups
- Raspberry Brownie Frozen Yogurt Dessert
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Strawberry Crisp
- Creamy Fruit Salad
Easy Fruit Pizza
- 1 package crescent roll dough can also use regular crescent dough, just press the seams together
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened or 1 (8oz) container mascarpone cheese
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Assorted fruit of choice
- Powdered sugar for dusting optional
- First, preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place crescent dough on a cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.
- In a small bowl, combine the softened cream cheese or mascarpone, honey, lemon zest and vanilla. Spread over cooled crust. Arrange with fruit in desired pattern the,n dust with powdered sugar if desired.
- If serving as an appetizer cut into smaller squares.