This fruit pizza flag is a fun, delicious and patriotic dessert that my family looks forward to every year! It’s always a crowd pleaser that looks impressive but couldn't be easier to make. Especially because the crust and icing can be store bought! The red and blue fruits combine a tart flavor with an irresistible cookie crust. Just assemble and enjoy!It’s simple, crowd pleasing and easy to customize! Fourth of July Fruit Pizza has just a few ingredients and many of them are flexible! You can easily swap the raspberries for strawberries or blackberries for blueberries. You can also make a homemade cookie crust or use a gluten-free cake mix as the base. Get creative!
- 1 package premade sugar cookie dough (can also gluten-free cake mix)
- 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
- 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 8 ounces cool whip
- 1 container strawberries, washed and sliced
- 1 pint container blueberries, washed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Press dough down into a lightly greased 9x13” pan (if you are using cake mix, a cookie sheet works well to create a sheet cake). Bake for 10-13 minutes or until slightly golden around the edges. (15-18 minutes for sheet cake) Allow to fully cool so the icing won’t melt and slip off.
- For the frosting, beat together the cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar with an electric mixer until creamy. Fold the cool whip into the cream cheese mixture with a spatula until fully combined. (You can also use pre-made icing to save time!)
- Spread across the crust, using a spatula to spread evenly. You can use extra icing to add piping or simply put into a small bowl to dip extra berries!
- Now the fun part… Top with your Fourth of July Fruit Pizza with berries! I like to make my fruit pizza look like an American Flag, but you can also make fun designs with your kiddos using the red and blue colors of the berries! You can add banana slices or mini marshmallows to the white stripes. Top with sprinkles or tiny star cookies. This is a fun, low stress “snacktivity” you can do as a family that can become an annual tradition everyone looks forward to!