This Sugar Cookie Flag Fruit Pizza is bursting with blueberry and strawberry flavor, and is a perfect patriotic dessert for July Fourth, Memorial Day, etc.
This pizza has a delicious sugar cookie crust, a fluffy cream cheese topping, berries, and whipped cream.
I’ve always loved making fruit pizza and it’s always been kinda my thing in our family. In high school, I took Home Ec and this was one of the recipes that I saved and kept making over and over again! It’s a really, really easy recipe and it *always* gets compliments when I make it! I have shared this Sugar Cookie Flag Fruit Pizza recipe with so many friends and family members over the years. It deserved its very own post!
This fruit pizza has a homemade sugar cookie crust – you could opt for a refrigerated sugar cookie dough but I highly recommend the homemade crust! It’s not quite as *sweet* as refrigerated cookie dough which is why I like it better. The flavor of the cream cheese and the berries really stands out.
This is a great dish to take to a summer party or any celebration – this fruit pizza easily can serve 14-18 people, depending on how big you cut the slices. If you cut them into bars rather than squares, you’ll be able to feed more 😉 and people will be able to have more of everything else at the party!
*I’ve also made this recipe in the form of these mini fruit pizzas and they’re so adorable!
Start by making your crust and letting it cool for a few hours. Then, make your creamy topping and spread it on nice and smooth. Let it chill for 20-30 minutes.
Arrange your fruit as a flag. I started with the blueberries in the top left corner first.
For the red stripes, I used strawberries that I cut in half. Of course, you could use raspberries or cherries if you wanted . . . and you could slice them instead of cutting them in half . . . whatever you wanna do 😉
The nice thing about this pizza is you can be creative and arrange the fruits in whatever way you want.
For the white stripes, I used Redi-whip. You could just leave them so the creamy topping shows through, but I wanted to add a little bit of depth to mine.
For the stars, I just squirted some Redi-whip on the blueberries.
You might be wondering:
- Can I make this fruit pizza ahead of time?
I don’t recommend making this more than a few hours ahead of time. The fruit may make the crust and the cream cheese topping get soggy. You can make the crust and topping, and cut the fruit, and wait to assemble everything until you’re about ready to serve it.
- How can I get my whipped topping to stay “firm”?
Here’s how to stabilize whipped topping – Five Different Methods of Stabilizing Whipped Topping.
Flag Fruit Pizza
Fruit pizza with a homemade sugar cookie crust and a fluffy creamy topping – topped with berries and whipped cream.
- Yield: 15-18
1/2 cup butter (softened to room temperature)
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 2/3 cups flour
8 ounces cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
1 8-ounce container whipped topping
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Fruits: strawberries (or raspberries), blueberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream softened butter and sugar together.
Add vanilla, egg, salt, cream of tartar, baking soda, and flour.
Mix until combined.
Press into well-greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 18-20 minutes.
Beat softened cream cheese until smooth.
Add powdered sugar and vanilla.
Fold in whipped topping.
Spread over cooled crust.
Chill for 20-30 minutes.
Arrange fruit and Redi-whip on top.
Chill until ready to serve.
Homemade crust can be substituted with refrigerated sugar cookie dough.
Try making a fruit pizza in a miniature form!