Healthy Fruit Pizza (gluten-free)
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Best Healthy Fruit Pizza (Gluten-Free)

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Learn how to make the best healthy fruit pizza with a gluten-free sugar cookie crust and a lightened up cream cheese frosting! This easy summer dessert is perfect for your next backyard BBQ and no one will know it’s secretly healthy.

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fruit pizza with sugar cookie crust

How to Make Healthy Fruit Pizza

There’s only three main components to this healthy fruit pizza: 

  1. Gluten-free, Honey Sweetened, Sugar Cookie Crust
  1. Lightened Up Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. Fresh Fruit

Here’s a little breakdown of each component so you get the full picture of how easy it is to make a fruit pizza from scratch! And to show how much healthier this recipe is for you (without compromising flavor and texture!)

american flag fruit pizza
You can easily make this healthy fruit pizza into an American Flag for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or any other patriotic holiday! So fun!

Homemade Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie Crust

Typical fruit pizzas are made with a store bought Pilsbury sugar cookie crust. At least that’s what we do over here in the midwest! Am I the only one who could eat that dough right out of the tube?! Yum. But, if you know anything about that dough, you might think twice before eating it. It is LOADED with processed oils, sugar, and flour. It’s also not gluten-free. Well, I’m here to tell you that the healthy sugar cookie dough you’ll be making for this fruit pizza includes NONE of those ingredients, but all good for you ingredients!

Our homemade healthy sugar cookie crust is made with gluten-free all purpose flour, sweetened with honey, and rich with grass-fed butter. You can read all about the benefits of grass-fed butter in my Healthy Pumpkin Muffins recipe. I also give some honey benefits there too! Oh, and if you’re wondering about the flavor and texture of this healthy cookie, I took this fruit pizza to a party and it was demolished in about 30 minutes. I’m telling you, people won’t even know this sugar cookie crust is healthy! Shhhhhh… 😉

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healthy fruit pizza

Healthy Cream Cheese Frosting/Icing

Similar to how I made my Healthy Dunkaroo Cake Batter Dip, we use truwhip in this recipe to keep the ingredients real. Truwhip whipped topping has much cleaner ingredients and no added preservatives or artificial flavors like most premade whipped toppings.

We also use low-fat cream cheese instead of full fat. You do have the option of using vegan cream cheese here as well. See notes below if you want to make this healthy fruit pizza completely vegan too!

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healthy cream cheese frosting

Fruit Toppings

Now, you may be asking yourself, “What fruit should I use on fruit pizza?” The options are endless! You can use whatever fruit or berries are in season or just use your favorites! You really can’t go wrong with any fruit.

For our fruit pizza, I went with the classic fruit toppings I remember from my childhood (minus the kiwi because I forgot). I used fresh strawberries, sliced banana (dipped in lemon juice to keep them from browning), and blueberries! And like I said, sadly I forgot the kiwi, but that’s such a good fruit for healthy fruit pizza. Use any and every fruit your heart desires! Cut your fruit in thin slivers for both presentation and ease of eating.

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best healthy fruit pizza

Can you make fruit pizza the day before?

You can absolutely make fruit pizza the day before! You have a few options of how to do this:

  1. Make the whole fruit pizza the day before– Make sure you dip the fruit that’s susceptible to browning in some lemon or lime juice before putting them on the fruit pizza. Store your premade fruit pizza in the fridge covered in cling wrap to keep it fresh before serving the next day.
  1. Make the sugar cookie crust and filling the day before– You can bake your homemade sugar cookie crust and prepare your healthy cream cheese icing the day before. Then all you do the next day is slice your fruit and assemble the fruit pizza! 
  1. Make the sugar cookie dough ahead of time– Whip up the sugar cookie dough and store it in the refrigerator or freezer until you’re ready to make your fruit pizza. You can make the dough 3-5 days in advance if stored in the fridge or up to 3 months in advance if stored in the freezer. When ready to use the dough, simply pull it from the fridge or freezer, leave at room temperature until soft, spread it on your cookie sheet, and bake!

Commonly Asked Questions

  • When do I serve fruit pizza? Fruit pizza is such a great summer dessert! You can use all the fresh, ripe, in season fruit you have on hand. It’s a dessert that doesn’t require any utensils so it’s perfect for your next backyard BBQ. You can also arrange the fruit in the shape of a flag to make it patriotic for the fourth of July or Memorial day! 
  • Can I make this fruit pizza vegan? Absolutely. I have a vegan sugar cookie recipe that you can use to make this sugar cookie crust vegan. Or you can use the recipe below and just swap the honey for maple syrup and use vegan butter and a flax egg. I love making desserts vegan, so let me know if you try!
  • How to store fruit pizza? Store this homemade fruit pizza wrapped in plastic wrap or in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. See notes above for how to make this fruit pizza ahead of time and for more storage tips.
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easy fruit pizza from scratch

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Yield: 20 pieces

Best Healthy Fruit Pizza (Gluten-Free)

Healthy Fruit Pizza (gluten-free)

Learn how to make the best healthy fruit pizza with a gluten-free sugar cookie crust and a lightened up cream cheese frosting! This easy summer dessert is perfect for your next backyard BBQ and no one will know it’s secretly healthy.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes

Ingredients

Sugar Cookie Crust

  • ½ Cup Honey (See Note 1 for Vegan Option)
  • 8 Tbs (1 Stick) Unsalted or Salted Grass-Fed Butter- Softened* (can sub vegan butter)
  • 1 Flax Egg- 1 Tbs Ground Flax + 2 Tbs Water (or 1 Regular Egg)
  • 1 Tbs Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt (Or Yogurt of Choice)
  • ¼ tsp Almond Extract
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp Lemon Juice
  • 2½ Cups Gluten-Free Flour (I Love This Brand) (can sub White Whole Wheat Flour- See Note 3)
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • ½ Block (4 oz) Low Fat Cream Cheese- Softened* (can sub full fat or vegan cream cheese)
  • 1⅓ Cup Truwhip Whipped Topping
  • 3 Tbs Pure Maple Syrup (can sub honey)
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp Almond Extract

Instructions

1. Make the Crust: In a medium bowl or standing mixer, combine honey and butter. Beat with an electric mixer for 1-2 minutes until honey is creamed with butter. Next, add in flax egg (or regular egg), yogurt, almond extract, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. Beat again until well combined.

To the wet ingredients, gently fold in the gluten-free flour and baking powder until cookie dough forms. Form into a ball and set aside. (Dough will be sticky at first. Just let it rest 2 minutes to allow moisture to be absorbed)

2. Bake the Crust: Line a rectangular cookie sheet (or round baking stone) with parchment paper and place the sugar cookie dough in the middle. Press cookie dough down with the palms of your hands/fingers. You can make the cookie any shape you prefer, just make it about ¼ inch in thickness. Preheat oven to 350 F. and place cookie dough in fridge or freezer to chill. When oven reaches 350 F. pull cookie from fridge/freezer and bake at 350 F. for 8-10 minutes until slightly golden on the edges. Allow to cool completely (at least 1 hour or more).

3. Make the Cream Cheese Frosting: Combine all cream cheese frosting ingredients in a medium bowl or standing mixer and beat on high until smooth. Spread over the cooled cookie. (You may have some extra topping, so use it for fruit dip!)

4. Top it! Slice your desired fruit toppings and make your fruit pizza fancy! If you are using fruit like bananas or apples, make sure to dip them in a little lemon juice to prevent browning.

Notes

  1. Subs for Vegan Fruit Pizza: Swap the honey for maple syrup and use vegan butter and a flax egg. I have a vegan sugar cookie recipe that you can use for the crust as well. I love making desserts vegan, so let me know if you try!
  2. How to Make A Flax Egg: Mix 1 Tbs ground flax seeds with 2 Tbs water and let sit for 5-10 minutes until thickened.
  3. Subs for Gluten-Free Flour: Swap the gluten-free flour for white whole wheat flour or last resort, white flour (not a huge fan of this because it is highly processed and lacks nutrients, but ya gotta use what you have on hand!)  I haven’t tried this yet, but it should work! Let me know if you end up making it this way!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1 Slice of cookie with cream cheese frosting

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 5.7gCarbohydrates: 21.5gNet Carbohydrates: 19.4gFiber: 2.1gSugar: 8.5gProtein: 1.8g

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2 Comments

  • Shakya M G Lanka Geeganage

    Hi what is a substitute for yoghurt? i want to replace wheat flour with almond flour n honey with monkfruit sweetner

    • Claire

      Hi! You can substitute unsweetened apple sauce, sour cream in place of the yogurt. And if you’re using all almond flour I recommend using 3 Cups + 3 Tbs Tapioca flour or arrowroot flour to help it bind together better. And the monkfruit sweetener should be great! Let me know how it turns out 🙂

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