4th of July Fruit Pizza is a cookie pizza dessert topped with cream cheese frosting & fruit. An easy recipe that’s perfect for BBQ’s! If you’re looking for a tasty dessert recipe with a little red, white, and blue flair then this American Flag Fruit Pizza definitely fits the bill.
Dessert pizzas have always been a bit of a guilty pleasure for us: whether you’re making up a cookie dough pizza or just using a sweeter pizza dough, they usually turn out amazing! This sugar cookie dough from the store makes for the perfect cookie pizza crust. Top it all off with some fresh fruit and you have a delicious patriotic dessert that’ll certainly have it’s fans at any 4th of July parties you have coming up!
Why you’ll love this recipe
- It’s such a simple dessert recipe, just like our Triple Berry Trifle. It starts with a sugar cookie pizza crust topped with cream cheese frosting decorated with fresh fruit. That all sounds so tasty!
- Making our Flag Fruit Pizza is an easy way to use up any leftover fruit or berries you have sitting around. It’s also a great excuse to go pick up and enjoy some delicious fresh summer berries.
- This decorative dessert looks so pretty- serve it up at a 4th of July party or cookout and folks are sure to love it! You’ll also get plenty of dessert pizza slices with our recipe.
Fruit Pizza Ingredients
You’ll need a handful of classic dessert ingredients plus a few extras- this recipe is the perfect excuse to go stock up on some fresh fruit! To make our delicious 4th of July Fruit Pizza, here’s what you’ll need:
- Sugar Cookie Dough – If you know how to make sugar cookie dough from scratch, go ahead and make some up and chuck it in the fridge. We just settled on this Pillsbury sugar cookie dough we found at the grocery.
- Cream Cheese – Let soften before you use it in this recipe.
- Powdered Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
- Frozen Whipped Topping – Like Cool Whip or any store-brand product. Remember to let thaw before use!
- Blueberries – These are going to form the perimeter and corner section of our American Flag Cookie.
- Strawberries – The strawberries are going to make up the red stripes of our flag.
See recipe card for quantities.
How to make 4th of July Fruit Pizza
The best part about our Red, White and Blue Dessert Pizza is that it’s such an easy recipe! You’ll be able to throw this all together in no time. Once you’re ready to get started on this tasty Flag Cookie, here’s what you’ll have to do:
- Use parchment paper to help cut and roll sugar cookie dough out to size to fit your pan. Dock the cookie crust with a fork before baking at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
- Beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until fluffy and mixed. Add in whipped topping and fold to combine.
- Remove cooled cookie crust from pan and spread half of cream cheese mixture evenly over top. Set blueberries around the perimeter of fruit pizza and in the corner, set sliced strawberries in rows, and pipe remaining cream cheese mixture between fruit stripes.
Having some trouble finding ingredients? Here are a few substitutions you can try.
- Sugar Cookie Dough – We’ve actually had a bit of a hard time finding this recently- though, we did manage to find some for this recipe. Thankfully, you can make sugar cookie dough from scratch pretty easily! If you need a recipe, we have one from our post about Christmas Sugar Cookies.
- Blueberries – What we’re going for is really just a blue berry- it doesn’t necessarily have to be blueberries. Another good pick is blackberries- take a good look at them: they’re more of a purple-ish blue than black! You could also try elderberries but they’re hard to find and pretty small too.
- Strawberries – Again, we just need a red berry or a berry that is red. For this, we think your best bet is going to be raspberries. They’ll pair especially well with the blueberries or blackberries too!
Do you want to mix things up and add some different flavors in your Fruit Pizza? Here’s a couple of ways to change things up.
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza – One way you could change things up is by swapping the sugar cookie dough out for a chocolate chip cookie dough. This’ll add a few little bits of chocolate-y goodness into each bite of your dessert pizza.
- American Flag Fruit Pizza with Frosting – You could sub out the cream cheese frosting with any other kind of frosting of your choosing. Buttercream frosting, storebought frosting- the choice is yours!
If you wanted, you could also make this dessert pizza in any other number of pan shapes: you could make it with a round pizza pan, for example.
Storage / Freezing
Storage: Once you’re done making your 4th of July dessert, you’ll want to either store it whole or cut it into servings before keeping in the fridge. It’ll be safe to eat for the next 4-5 days but the fruit might start making things soggy before then, so try to enjoy sooner rather than later!
Freezing: This is a very on-the-spot kind of dessert- we don’t recommend making it up and freezing it for later. The frosting might not hold up as well and the sugar cookie pizza crust will start getting brittle within a week or two. Bottom line, stick to the fridge with this one.
Lining the pan with parchment paper allows for easy removal for displaying and cutting.
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.
A 4th of July fruit pizza is a delicious dessert made with a sugar cookie crust, a cream cheese frosting and topped with fresh fruits arranged in a flag pattern.
Absolutely! If you want to add some additional flavors, consider shredded coconut or nuts.
Other Red, White and Blue Recipes
Looking for other patriotic dessert recipes? Try these:
Other BBQ Recipes
Here are some other recipes that are great for your next BBQ:
4th of July Fruit Pizza
- 1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough 1 lb
- 8 oz Cream Cheese softened
- 4 tbsp Powdered Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 8 oz Cool Whip thawed
- 1 lb Strawberries hulled and sliced
- 6 oz Blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Line a 9×13″ baking pan with parchment paper. Crease paper to mark the size that you need to make.
- Slice cookie dough and spread out.
- Lift Paper out of pan and use a rolling pin to get an even layer that will just fit in the pan.
- Use a fork to dock the the cookie crust.
- Bake 10-15 minutes, or until edges are just turning a golden color. Do not overbake of crust may crack when cutting later.
- Allow to cool completely.
- In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until blended and fluffy.
- Fold in whipped topping.
- Transfer half to mixture to a piping bag and set aside.
- Remove the cooled cookie crust from the pan.
- Evenly spread the remaining mixture over the cookie crust.
- Place blueberries around the perimeter of the flag and place more in the corner for the blue part of the flag.
- Build the red stripes by overlapping the strawberries.
- Use the prepared piping bag to fill in the lines between the fruit stripes.