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Easter Egg Fruit Pizza

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Easter Egg Fruit Pizza is a festive sugar cookie fruit “pizza” with strawberry cream cheese frosting topped with fresh berries. You can make it super simple with a sugar cookie mix or make it from scratch.

A sugar cookie base with a strawberry cream cheese frosting topped with fresh berries makes the perfect Easter Egg Fruit Pizza. Fun to decorate with the kids! | www.persnicketyplates.com

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Easter is going to come and go so quickly this year. It’s sandwiched between Baby Girl’s birthday and my birthday, on top of us trying to coordinate a move.

Anyway, I’m looking forward to Easter. I’ve been picking up basket stuffers for Julia and we got her a pretty dress for church. Everything is more fun with a baby.

Because of all the hectic-ness, I wanted to make a quick and easy dessert to bring to Easter dinner and this Easter Egg Fruit Pizza fit the bill.

I took a shortcut and used a sugar cookie mix because I welcome shortcuts in my life these days and I haven’t found a sugar cookie recipe that I love. Plus, I like the mix.

FRUIT PIZZA INGREDIENTS

  • Sugar Cookie Mix – I like to use the Pillsbury “Purely Simple” sugar cookie pouch. You could also make them from scratch or use a roll of pre-made dough.
  • Butter – melted & cooled.
  • Egg
  • Cream Cheese – softened to room temperature.
  • Vanilla Extract – use REAL vanilla extract. I know it’s pricey, but it’s worth it. I like to buy it at Sam’s or Costco in bulk.
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Strawberries – chopped roughly, you’re going to add them to the food processor.
  • FRUIT – You’ll need approximately 3 cups for decorating- I used strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries.

A sugar cookie base with a strawberry cream cheese frosting topped with fresh berries makes the perfect Easter Egg Fruit Pizza. Fun to decorate with the kids! | www.persnicketyplates.com

TIPS TO MAKE THIS EASTER FRUIT PIZZA A SUCCESS

  • If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you saw that I had a cookie fail, even with a mix. I forgot to grease the pan and the cookie fully stuck. Don’t forget to grease the pan!
  • I found that the shape held up better when I cut the egg shape after baking the cookie, but feel free to shape the dough into an egg before you bake it. Either way works!
  • I didn’t take any shortcuts with the fruit. I love fresh berries and this recipe really lets you showcase your favorites.
  • I kicked up the cream cheese frosting by adding in some fresh strawberries which makes it a really pretty pink color (naturally!).

A sugar cookie base with a strawberry cream cheese frosting topped with fresh berries makes the perfect Easter Egg Fruit Pizza. Fun to decorate with the kids! | www.persnicketyplates.com

HOW DO I DECORATE THE FRUIT PIZZA

I found it easiest to cut the egg shape out of the cookie after it baked, but you could shape your dough into an egg before you bake.

Chop up the fruit in all different shapes and sizes so you can easily decorate your egg. I can’t wait until Julia is old enough to help with this kind of stuff.

If it’s not Easter, you could cut it into different shapes. One reader said she used the fruit to write “MOM” for Mother’s Day – super cute!

TOOLS FOUND ON AMAZON TO HELP YOU

  • Pizza pan – I have a Pampered Chef pizza stone, but any regular pizza pan will work.
  • Pizza cutter – like I said, I preferred to cut the egg shape after I baked the cookie. A pizza cutter makes that easy.
  • Mini Food Processor – for whipping up the cream cheese frosting.
  • Pie server – a simple pie server will make serving up this “pizza” a breeze.

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HOW TO MAKE EASTER EGG FRUIT PIZZA

 

A festive Easter egg sugar cookie fruit "pizza" with strawberry cream cheese frosting. You can make it super simple with a sugar cookie mix or make it from scratch. | Persnickety Plates

Easter Egg Fruit Pizza

A festive Easter egg sugar cookie fruit "pizza" with strawberry cream cheese frosting. You can make it super simple with a sugar cookie mix or make it from scratch.
4.56 from 38 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Deocrating 15 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 144 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package sugar cookie mix (1 lb 1.5 oz)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted & cooled
  • 1 egg
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup strawberries chopped
  • 3 cups fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries) sliced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a 13″ pizza pan and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, add the cookie mix, melted butter, and egg and mix with a spoon until a soft dough forms.
  • Press the dough evenly onto the pan.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Let it cool completely, about 45 minutes. Cut into an egg shape (I just used a butter knife).
  • In a food processor or blender, add the softened cream cheese, ½ cup chopped strawberries, powdered sugar, and vanilla and pulse until fully combined and smooth.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the cooled cookie.
  • Decorate with the cut up fruit.
  • Slice with a pizza cutter & serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 144kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 39mgPotassium: 80mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 560IUVitamin C: 4.9mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 0.3mg

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Thank you to Driscoll’s for providing the berries for this post! Visit Driscoll’s for more spring & Easter baking ideas.

My first Easter basket was a success! Thank you to Personal Creations who let me customize Julia’s first basket and it turned out adorable. She was especially fond of the snack bar and new bunny sippy cup I included 🙂

A sugar cookie base with a strawberry cream cheese frosting topped with fresh berries makes the perfect Easter Egg Fruit Pizza. Fun to decorate with the kids! | www.persnicketyplates.com

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  1. Carole from Carole's Chatter says

    Melissa, this would be a great contribution to Food on Friday: Easter Foods over at Carole’s Chatter. Please do bring it over. Cheers

  2. Allison says

    Would this be ok to make 24 hours in advance or would it be soggy?

    • Melissa Williams says

      Hi Allison,
      I think it should be fine 24 hours in advance as long as you keep it in the fridge. =)

  3. Lisa Jorgensen says

    This looks delicious! I would love to use this recipe in an Easter Treats Roundup post on my blog!

    • Melissa Williams says

      Sure, one pic & a link back would be appreciated. Thank you! 🙂

  4. Erin says

    such a great idea! so simple and delicious. I shared your recipe on my blog with a link back to your original post.

  5. suzy says

    how long before my party can I prepare this?

    • Melissa Williams says

      The day before should be fine, just keep it in the fridge. I did the night before last time & it was fine.

    • Krista says

      Does putting it in the fridge cause the cookie to be hard?

    • Melissa Williams says

      No, it should be fine. The frosting & fruit keep it soft.

  6. Adelita Campbell says

    Made this the day before Easter and it was so good! Cookie crust wasn’t at all hard from being in the fridge. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Nicole says

    I’m confused on the amount of sugar cookie mix. 11lbs?

    • Melissa Williams says

      It’s one (1) 1 lb 1.5 oz package. I rearranged it so hopefully it’s more clear.

  8. Amanda Gray says

    I am curious about the amount of sugar in the frosting cream cheese layer. You only have 1 table spoon. I have seen similar recipes that call for a cup and 1/2 of sugar and one for 1/4 cup of sugar. Was the 1 tablespoon a personal preference to not wanting the dessert to be too sweet. Is the addition of the strawberries enough to make up for the lack of sugar? Just wondering if it is only going to taste like cream cheese?

    • Melissa Williams says

      Hi Amanda –
      Yes, it is personal preference. I think the fruit & the sugar cookie allow for plenty of sweetness but if you have tart berries, you may want to add more sugar. It’s easy to taste & adjust 🙂

  9. Jill says

    Hi! Do you follow the recipe on the mix or is this your modified version? I ask bc the melted butter calls for adding flour but you don’t-this is with the cutout version, the softened butter has no flour for the drop version. Your recipe is a mix of the 2. Thanks!

  10. Margaret Laughlin says

    Can the cookie dough be made ahead of time?

    • Melissa Williams says

      Yep, if you make it & wrap it tightly it should be fine for up to 3 days at room temperature.

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