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A fun and easy dessert for the upcoming holiday season, this tasty July 4th Fruit Pizza requires minimal ingredients and time.

Overhead photo of finished July 4th Fruit Pizza

July 4th Fruit Pizza has always been one of my favorite things. You can get so creative with the recipes for dessert pizzas, with various toppings and frostings!

We decided with Memorial Day, Labor Day, and the 4th of July coming up we would do a holiday patriotic-themed one and came up with this Flag Fruit Pizza!

It is so fun and everyone loves it when we bring it to our holiday gatherings, it is usually the first dessert recipe to go! So that means I know for a fact that it is good.

With a simple cream cheese frosting layer, you really can’t go wrong with the flavor. Add in the berries, and you have yourself a double threat when it comes to taste.

Obviously, with the theme, we went with blueberries and raspberries for this, but strawberries will also work for the red in this recipe if you like them more.

All this fresh fruit really makes this patriotic dessert pop! It’s a dessert pizza that everyone will love to look at and eat.

So let’s move on and discuss this July 4th Fruit Pizza in more depth. You’re going to love it!

Some other favorite berry-flavored desserts we have on our site include Berry Pavlova, Creamy Lemon Berry Tartlets and Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars.

Overhead of a slice of the July 4th Fruit Pizza is being pulled out

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. With ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocer, you can whip this up quickly.
  2. You can use a premade sugar cookie dough instead of homemade.
  3. You can also use store-bought cream cheese frosting to make it more simple.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Cream cheese
  • Powdered sugar
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
Ingredients needed to make a July 4th Fruit Pizza

HOW TO MAKE JULY 4TH FRUIT PIZZA:

  1. Start off by making the sugar cookie crust. In a medium bowl, add the butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Beat until well combined.
  2. Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until just combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and pop in the refrigerator. Chill the dough for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, grease a 12-inch tart tin or pizza pan with butter or non-stick spray. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  4. Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator, drop it onto your tin or pan and use your hands or a spatula to spread it into an even layer. If using your hands, I recommend coating them in oil or non-stick spray to keep the dough from sticking.
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool down to room temperature before moving onto the next step or the frosting will melt.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the cream cheese frosting. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and fluffy.
  7. Spread 1/2 of the cream cheese frosting onto the sugar cookie crust and use a spatula to spread it all the way to the edges.
  8. Decorate with blueberries and raspberries: simply place the blueberries in a square in the left upper corner to create the blue portion of the flag, then use the raspberries to create seven stripes.
  9. Place the remaining cream cheese frosting into a piping back fitted with a closed star tip or your favorite tip and pipe on the white stripes.
  10. Slice and serve!  
Step by step photos on how to make a July 4th Fruit Pizza

See how easy this recipe is?! You can’t go wrong with this one, it is super fun and super patriotic and the perfect party dessert to bring to your gatherings.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

Absolutely not! You can use a plain buttercream if you like or even just whipped cream, if you do use whipped cream I recommend my Stabilized Whipped Cream recipe.

If you don’t want to pipe more frosting between the fruit you don’t have to, we do this to make it look more full and we love frosting so the more the better!

Also, if you do not want to make this into a flag design, you can use any fruit that you like! When we make a regular fruit pizza we like to use:

  • Blueberries
  • Kiwi
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Pineapple

You can add any fruit to a Patriotic Fruit Pizza that you like, all fruits really go with the flavor so you can essentially mix any type and do any design that you like.

Slice of July 4th Fruit Pizza on white plate

You better believe I’ve got some ideas here. Check these out!

  • Banana slices: For a naturally sweet addition, perfect for creating fun patterns or concentric circles with the other fruits.
  • Cool Whip: A lighter, fluffier alternative to cream cheese filling, adding just the right amount of sweetness without the extra cost.
  • Cookie stars: Small sugar cookie stars placed on top of the white frosting can add a festive touch, making it one of your favorite 4th of July desserts.
  • Fresh berries: Mix in other fresh berries like blackberries or slices of kiwi to introduce more colors and flavors to the fruit pizza crust.
  • Chocolate chips: For a delightful surprise, sprinkle chocolate chips over the top of the pizza before serving.
  • Nutella spread: A layer of Nutella under the cream cheese topping can make for an irresistible chocolate and fruit combination.
  • Sliced almonds: To add a crunchy element and a nutty flavor that complements the fresh fruit and creamy base.
  • Mint leaves: For garnishing, mint leaves can offer a fresh pop of color and a hint of flavor that pairs well with the fruit.
  • Powdered sugar: A light dusting over the finished pizza for added sweetness and a snow-like appearance.

Let me know in the comments how this all goes for you. I love hearing from you!

  • Whipped cream or buttercream frosting: These can be used in place of the cream cheese frosting for those who prefer a different base under the fruit. Whipped cream offers a lighter option, while buttercream brings a buttery richness.
  • Strawberries: A classic choice for the red stripes, strawberries can easily substitute raspberries in this easy fruit pizza recipe, aligning with the summer holidays vibe.
  • Tubes of sugar cookie dough: A quick and easy alternative for the sugar cookie base, saving time and effort, especially useful when preparing for a large Fourth of July fruit pizza.
  • Store-bought frosting: For those in a hurry, using pre-made dough and frosting can simplify the process, allowing you to focus on decorating this beautiful dessert.
  • Gluten-free flour: To make the sugar cookie fruit pizza accessible to everyone, gluten-free flour can be used for the crust.
  • Greek yogurt mixed with powdered sugar: For a healthier twist on the cream cheese mixture, Greek yogurt can offer a tangy flavor that complements the fresh blueberries and other fruits perfectly, making it an ideal choice for a lighter Fourth of July fruit pizza.

HOW TO STORE:

This Fruit Pizza Recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

The berries might stain the frosting while storing, this is completely normal.

I do not suggest freezing.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Use premade sugar cookie dough if you do not want to make your own.
  • You can also use store-bought frosting for this recipe as well.
  • If you want a square pizza place it in a smaller rectangle baking pan.
  • Whipped cream or buttercream frosting can be substituted for the cream cheese frosting.
  • Strawberries can be substituted for the raspberries.
Bite taken out of July 4th Fruit Pizza on a fork next to pizza on white plate

Want a fun, patriotic, and delicious dessert recipe that is full of flavor? Then you have to whip up my July 4th Fruit Pizza.

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5 from 3 votes

Patriotic July 4th Fruit Pizza Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 18 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 8 minutes
A fun and easy dessert for the upcoming holiday season, this tasty July 4th Fruit Pizza requires minimal ingredients and time.
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

For the sugar cookie crust:

For the cream cheese frosting:

For decorating:

Instructions

  • Start off by making the sugar cookie crust. In a medium bowl, add the butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Beat until well combined.
    1/2 cup unsalted butter, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 large egg, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until just combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and pop in the refrigerator. Chill the dough for 30 minutes.
    1 & 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Meanwhile, grease a 12-inch tart tin or pizza pan with butter or non-stick spray. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator, drop it onto your tin or pan and use your hands or a spatula to spread it into an even layer. If using your hands, I recommend coating them in oil or non-stick spray to keep the dough from sticking.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool down to room temperature before moving onto the next step or the frosting will melt.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the cream cheese frosting. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and fluffy.
    14 ounces cream cheese, 1/4 cup unsalted butter, 1 & 1/4 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Spread 1/2 of the cream cheese frosting onto the sugar cookie crust and use a spatula to spread it all the way to the edges.
  • Decorate with blueberries and raspberries: simply place the blueberries in a square in the left upper corner to create the blue portion of the flag, then use the raspberries to create seven stripes.
    2 cups blueberries, 1 cup heaping raspberries
  • Place the remaining cream cheese frosting into a piping back fitted with a closed star tip or your favorite tip and pipe on the white stripes.
  • Slice and serve!

Notes

  1. Use premade sugar cookie dough if you do not want to make your own.
  2. You can also use store bought frosting for this recipe as well.
  3. If you want a square pizza place in a smaller rectangle baking pan.
  4. Whipped cream or buttercream frosting can be substituted for the cream cheese frosting.
  5. Strawberries can be substituted for the raspberries.

Nutrition

Calories: 583kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 1257IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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