Red, White & Blue Mini Fruit Pizzas

Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays and I can’t believe it’s next week already!  Since it is at the beginning of the month, it always seems to sneak up on me.  The 4th is a special occasion that gives me a chance to spend some time with friends and family.  The day is always filled with fun, fireworks, laughter, good conversation and great food……and did I mention FIREWORKS?  I LOVE a good fireworks show…hearing them pop and seeing them fly high up into the air and burst into colors.  They have always made me happy :)

I think these mini fruit pizzas turned out really good and are undeniably patriotic. They are so cute and festive and everyone will gobble these right up.  The sugar cookie crust with the cream cheese frosting was the perfect combination!   These are easy to eat and very low maintenance for the holiday…your guests can just grab them and go.  If you need a quick and easy dessert for the 4th I think this is the one you should go with. What kind of desserts are you making to celebrate the upcoming 4th of July holiday?

Fruit Pizzas for 4th of July or Memorial Day.  Very festive and patriotic!

Fruit Pizzas for 4th of July or Memorial Day.  Very festive and patriotic!

INGREDIENTS:

Cookies:

3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cups Granulated Sugar
1 whole Egg
1 Egg Yolk
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 cups All-purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder

Topping:

1 pkg.(8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar (can also use powdered)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
fresh fruit of your choice, for topping

DIRECTIONS:

Cookies: Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until well combined, about 2 minutes.  You can also use a hand mixer.  Add in the egg, yolk and vanilla to the bowl and mix until combined.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder.  Slowly add flour to the butter mixture and mix until combined. Do not over-mix!  Wrap the dough with saran wrap (wrap well) and refrigerate for at least one hour.

When you are ready to bake, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll the dough out to 1/2 inch thickness, cut out cookies into circles, and place on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-10 minutes or until cookies are set and just starting to brown around the edges.

Topping: Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with a mixer until well blended. Spread carefully over cookies so that they don’t break and top with fresh fruit.  Enjoy!

Recipe source: adapted from whatmegansmaking.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, storms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

49 Responses to “Red, White & Blue Mini Fruit Pizzas”

  1. June 27, 2013 at 1:25 AM #

    These are really cute Ashley! I made crepes that were kind of like this a few weeks back. Love the cookie idea though- what a fun dessert for the holiday.

    • June 27, 2013 at 9:13 AM #

      Crepes is my next endeavor! Thanks, Jenna :)

  2. June 27, 2013 at 7:46 AM #

    Yum! These are such a cute idea, I love them. :)

  3. June 27, 2013 at 9:14 AM #

    This is a great dessert to go along with the upcoming festivities!

  4. June 27, 2013 at 9:26 AM #

    SO cute and perfect for the holiday!

  5. June 27, 2013 at 9:28 AM #

    Nothing better than sitting under a spray of fireworks. With your fruit pizzas of course! Happy 4th!

    • June 27, 2013 at 9:31 AM #

      Of course!! haha. Happy 4th, Heidi!

  6. June 27, 2013 at 10:46 AM #

    I love the 4th too … and dessert pizza! Such a cute and festive treat :)

  7. June 27, 2013 at 11:14 AM #

    I love this idea for a 4th of July BBQ. It’s easy to eat while you’re outside. :)

  8. June 27, 2013 at 11:30 AM #

    My youngest loves to be in the kitchen with me…ALL the time. So this would be the perfect thing for him to make! (Then he’ll eat it…bcz he made it himself!) Already pinned!

    • June 27, 2013 at 9:50 PM #

      So cute that he cooks with you!!

  9. June 27, 2013 at 12:01 PM #

    These are so cute! I love that you use a cookie as the crust too, they’re perfect for the 4th!

    • June 27, 2013 at 9:50 PM #

      Why thank you, Sarah!!

  10. June 27, 2013 at 12:37 PM #

    These are so cute, Ashley! I love the little patriotic twist you put on them with strawberries and blueberries. Perfect for July 4th parties!

  11. June 27, 2013 at 12:44 PM #

    I LOVE this idea for the 4th of July! These are so festive. Plus, you can never go wrong with a good sugar cookie :).

  12. June 27, 2013 at 1:57 PM #

    Sounds like a delicious festive treat for the upcoming holiday! Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  13. June 27, 2013 at 2:07 PM #

    So festive and fun! I have something like this – but giant size – for my cookbook. YUM!

    • June 27, 2013 at 9:51 PM #

      I’m going to have to see what this giant size one you’re talking about is!! Thanks, Sally!

  14. June 27, 2013 at 2:21 PM #

    Ashley these are so cute and festive!!! I absolutely love it! :) I’m not sure what we are doing on 4th of July but we are attending a BBQ this weekend and am hoping to get a day off from the kitchen –yay! Hope you enjoy yours with your loved ones.

    • June 27, 2013 at 9:51 PM #

      I hope you get your day off from the kitchen…happy 4th to you!

  15. June 27, 2013 at 9:56 PM #

    Really cute, love these little mini pizzas. So perfect for the 4th of July!

  16. June 28, 2013 at 1:59 AM #

    Happy Fourth of July! These little fruit cookie treats would make anyone feel patriotic and deliciously happy. Take Care, BAM

    • June 28, 2013 at 2:00 AM #

      Same to you, Bam! Thanks!!

  17. June 29, 2013 at 8:25 PM #

    These would be great for a 4th of July celebration. They’re very patriotic but I’m sure they’re equally as delicious xx

  18. Nessa
    June 29, 2013 at 10:59 PM #

    I’m hoping to have a dessert buffet. Maybe I’ll make these!

    • June 30, 2013 at 10:17 AM #

      I hope you do! You’ll love them!

  19. June 30, 2013 at 10:59 PM #

    These are so festive for the 4th! They are quite simple to prepare as well. :) Thank you so much for sharing.

  20. Wanda
    July 2, 2013 at 6:06 AM #

    I love the portability for outdoor events. I really love that you eliminated the nondairy whipped topping. We are making these the 4th!

    • July 2, 2013 at 1:01 PM #

      I hope you enjoy them!! Thank you, Wanda, and happy 4th to you!

  21. July 2, 2013 at 11:56 AM #

    These look easy and tasty. I’ll be with my family and this is something they will like.

  22. July 3, 2013 at 4:34 PM #

    Ashley I absolutely love these! The fruits look amazing on top. Wow!

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