Sugar Cookie Crusted Red, White & Blue Fruit Pizza

Sugar Cookie Crusted Red, White & Blue Fruit Pizza

The 4th of July, Independence Day always inspires foodies to prepare something delicious with the colors of our flag — red, white and blue!  It also seems to me that what was once old will sooner or later become new again.  Anything retro is always fun!  A Sugar Cookie Crusted Red, White and Blue Fruit Pizza is perfect to satisfy both the patriotic and retro themes.

Were you around in the 70′s?  Or were you a young foodie who was just a twinkle in your parents’ eyes?

That was the decade in which I was in my 20′s and when I first began to cook up a storm for the peeps in my life.  Fruit dessert pizza was HUGELY POPULAR ‘back then’, along with fondue, crepes, crock pots and late nights watching Saturday Night Live!  And it seems as if fruit pizza has been popping up on more and more foodie blogs these days.

But that’s a GOOD thing, because in my (cook)book have I got the recipe of ALL recipes for fruit pizza to share with you that I first prepared for my family and friends in the 70′s! This is an OLD recipe and the recipe card has the wear and tear with fingerprint smudges all over it for proof of its age and use!

A sugar cookie crust provides the primary WOW factor of this dessert; you’ll eat the dough straight out of the bowl, I assure you of that!  Then a sweet mascarpone cheese filling is layered on top before your choice of fruit is arranged.

That’s not all!

The final touch is a fruity, sugar glaze that takes this fruit pizza to sweet heaven!

Sugar Cookie Crusted Red, White & Blue Fruit Pizza

Sugar Cookie Crusted Red, White & Blue Fruit Pizza

the sweet fruit juicy glaze to drizzle on top!

Sugar Cookie Crusted Red, White & Blue Pizza

Sugar Cookie Crusted Red, White & Blue Fruit Pizza

We like to make the cookie crust thick and chewy, but you can make it as thin as you like.

Sugar Cookie Crusted Red, White & Blue Fruit Pizza

What You Need:

    For the Sugar Cookie Crust:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 jumbo eggs
  • 2-3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • For the Filling:
  • 4 Tbsp. fruit juice drained from a LARGE can of fruit (peaches, pears, pineapple, etc.)
  • 8 oz. mascarpone cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • For the Glaze:
  • Remaining fruit juice from a LARGE can of fruit (peaches, pears, pineapple, etc.)
  • 2 Tbsp. corn starch
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar (sweeten it to your preference level).

Instructions

    Prepare the Sugar Cookie Crust:
  • Mix all of the ingredients.
  • Spray a medium-sized pizza pan with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 - 20 minutes; do not overcook, it's OK if the crust is a little soft.
  • Allow the crust to cool completely.
  • Prepare the Filling:
  • Mix fruit juice, mascarpone cheese, and sugar.
  • Prepare the Glaze:
  • Use ALL of the remaining fruit juice from the LARGE can of fruit (peaches, pears, pineapple, etc.)
  • Add corn starch.
  • Cook on the stove until slightly thick.
  • Add water if you want more glaze.
  • Assemble the Fruit Pizza:
  • When cookie crust is cooled, spread the cheese filling on top of the crust.
  • Place the fruit of your choice in an arrangement that you prefer on top of the filling.
  • (For red, white & blue colors, use strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and bananas)
  • Drizzle the glaze all over the top of the fruit pizza.
  • Chill for several hours.

Notes

Enjoy!!!

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Sugar Crusted Red, White & Blue Fruit Pizza with Sweet Glaze

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Comments

  1. Wahoo! Pretty gorgeous! Bet it got scarfed up darn fast! Happy 4th!
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  2. Oh Roz ! This is the best fruit pizza recipe I have ever seen! although I have never made one before – but you have definitely inspired me now ! beautiful presentation …. love this!
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  3. A divine dessert! That sweet pizza looks so beautiful and tempting.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  4. What an unique berry dessert, Roz! Beautiful presentation too.
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  5. Very pretty and patriotic pizza Roz. Yep, I was around in the seventies and remember fruit pizzas. Hope you had a great 4th.
    Sam
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  6. I was newly married in the 70′s and in my 20′s .. so yes, and just starting to cook up a storm. I loved fruit pizza and it seems like I’d go buy some sort of Pillsbury product to make the crust. This dessert is absolutely gorgeous Roz. Much nicer than anything I remember. Pinned! And just so you know, I still have my fondue pot from the 70′s. Some day I’m going to drag it out and blog about it. Happy Holiday to you and your family.
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  7. I remember that era of the fruit pizza too, Roz. It is interesting how food goes in and out of style. I know my grandchildren would love your festive dessert. Strawberries and blueberries are the perfect topping. Happy weekend!
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  8. I do remember these from years back too, but it’s with good reason. They taste terrific. Thanks for reminding me to try it again – and I’ll try to mimic your beautiful arrangement.
    Ciao Chow Linda recently posted..ArrosticiniMy Profile

  9. Simply gorgeous, Roz! I love my collection of old recipes…so many winners! I’ve saved this one to my recipe box. Enjoy your time in Ames!!!! We’re heading to Wisconsin at the end of the week. xoxo
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  10. A huge fruity pizza sounds like the perfect way to celebrate!! Gorgeous!
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    • Thank Joanne, it’s been a busy summer, so sorry I haven’t replied earlier! Love your new blog look; absolutely “YOU”!

      xoxo

  11. What a beautiful kaleidoscope of colors. A perfect dessert for the summer!
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  12. my kids would have LOVED LOVED this pizza and I would have to! I think this is a must make whether it is the 4th or not! Wondeful
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    • Hey Jessica! Hope your summer is going swell; it’s been super busy for me and so please excuse my lateness in reply! Yes, this is a sweet pizza your kids and all kids, no matter what the age truly love!

      Happy summer days!

      xoxo
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  13. This looks like the best fruit pizza I have ever seen. When I read that it has mascarpone, I knew I wanted to try it. I have recently discovered mascarpone and couldn’t believe how good it was. I don’t know how I have missed out on this ingredient all my life. Your mention of Saturday Night Live and Fondue brought back great memories for me! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.
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    • Oh Shari, you are in for some wonderfully new culinary delights now that you’ve discovered the slightly sweet mascarpone cheese! I can’t wait to hear and read about what you prepare! Thanks for your kind visit and comment! xoxo
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  14. I was around in the 70s but in Tokyo. Glad to have this cookie pizza sparkling with fruit now =)

  15. Remember veggie pizza? That’s an oldie but goodie too :) Even though I was cooking in the 70′s I don’t remember fruit pizza! Love the idea :)
    Susan recently posted..Almond Cake with Fresh BerriesMy Profile

  16. What gorgeous photographs. Sorry I didn’t see this before July 4th, but that’s okay, I’m going to make it anyway. It looks delicious. Of course all your recipes do.
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  17. I love your blog!!!
    You do not look like you could have been in your 20s in the 70s.

    • You are way too kind Julie! I’m glad that you enjoy my blog, I try to share only delicious recipes that I know that people will love. If it isn’t yummy, it won’t be here. And if you really don’t like something after trying it, please let me know! And yes, I’m 58 years of age and showing a little wear and tear on the old body these days. And I thank you for one of the nicest comments I’ve ever received!

      xo
      Roz
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