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If you are looking for a sweet treat that looks as awesome as it tastes, look no further than this AWESOME American flag fruit pizza recipe! It will no doubt be the crowning jewel of your dessert table. With a sugar cookie crust, topping with a whipped cream cheese frosting and fresh fruit, this dessert is a total winner!
From Memorial Day through Labor Day it seems that we are inundated by picnics, parties, barbecues and vacations where red, white and blue food and decor are all the rage. The pinnacle of which, of course, is the 4th of July. Then of course, some winters we have an extra occasion to need a patriotic-themed treat – the opening ceremonies to the Winter Olympics! The last time that the Winter Games were held, I combed Pinterest for ideas… I needed something super easy that would transport well. We were heading to my sister’s studio for an olympics/birthday party since her birthday just happened to fall on the same day.
More Patriotic Treat Ideas
- Red, White and Blue Frosted Cupcakes
- Red, White and Blue Fresh Berry Popsicles
- American Flag Fruit Toast Breakfast Treat
- USA Flag Brownie Treats – Easy Dessert!
- Easy Red White & Blue Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats
- Red White and Blue Trifle Jars – 5 WW Points
- Marshmallow “Firecracker” Treats
- American Flag Oreo Cookie Pops
- American Flag Berry Marshmallow Kabobs Party Snack
- Red, White and Blue Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
This Dessert is Always a Hit!
I found a Flag Fruit Pizza recipe on Sabby in Suburbia. I tweaked it a little – increasing the amount of dough to make the crust a little thicker and I made mine in the traditional rectangular flag shape.
A little warning: If you make this treat, people will FREAK OUT with excitement. They will “ooooo” and “ahhhh” as you parade the dessert past them on your way to set it down on the table. Then they will march over like zombies after the first slice has been cut and demand their own. They might even go back for 2nd and 3rd pieces. If you were hoping to try a piece, you’d best cut one immediately and scarf it down right away.
Glaze optional: Just a quick note about the glaze – it is really optional. I included it in the recipe below in case you’d like to add it to your finished fruit flag pizza. The glaze contains citrus (lemon juice and orange juice) that will help to keep the bananas from browning. If you plan to serve this dessert within an hour or two of making it, you more than likely do not need to add the glaze. It is completely up to you!
Serving Dish: We used our Pampered Chef Bar Pan for this recipe. Any large sized baking sheet should work fine. I recommend using one that has a walled edge to give you something to press the cookie dough up against.
How to Make an American Flag Fruit Pizza
American Flag Fruit Pizza
- non-stick cooking spray
- 2 rolls refrigerated sugar cookie dough
- 1/4 c sugar
- 1/4 c orange juice
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1.5 tsp cornstarch
- pinch salt
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/4 c powdered sugar
- 4 oz frozen whipped topping
- banana slices
- strawberries halved
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray your pan or baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
- Spread cookie dough evenly across the sheet.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned.
- Allow the dough to cool COMPLETELY. (Mine took a couple of hours to cool.) After baked dough has cooled, it’s time to make the frosting.
- Beat the cream cheese together with the powdered sugar until smooth. Stir in the whipped topping.
- Spread frosting mixture evenly over the crust.
- OPTIONAL: Glaze to keep the bananas from browning. (Great option if you are making this recipe a few hours before serving.) You can make the glaze while the crust is still cooling. I let the glaze cool completely before I brushed it over the fruit so that the bananas did not turn brown from the heat.
- In a saucepan, bring the sugar, orange juice, water, lemon juice, cornstarch and salt to a boil, stirring constantly for 2 minutes or until thickened.
- While the glaze is cooling, cut up fruit and place it in an American flag pattern on the crust.
- When glaze has cooled completely, brush over fruit.
- Store in the refrigerator until it’s time to serve. This dessert tastes best if you make it the same day you are planning to serve it.
- SERVING TIP: We actually sliced the cookie crust into squares BEFORE we frosted it. Then we covered it with the frosting, fruit and glaze. This made serving pre-cut slices to party guests a snap!
SERVING TIP: We actually sliced the cookie crust into squares BEFORE we frosted it. Then we covered it with the frosting, fruit and glaze. This made serving pre-cut slices to party guests a snap!
And as for the party? We donned our red, white and blue and had a fantastic time!
Remember how I warned you about the popularity surrounding this dessert? Here’s how it fared about 1 hour into the party….
This was the 4th or 5th time that we took this particular dish to a party for the dessert table. Every single time we take it, we are lucky to have a piece or two leftover. It’s always a popular dessert no matter what crowd we are spending time with!
On the rare occasion that you make this recipe and actually have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
If you decide to give this recipe a try, leave us a comment and let us know how it turned out for you! If you post a picture of your dessert to social media, feel free to tag us. We would love to see it! For more red, white and blue food, craft and decor inspiration, check out our 4th of July collection!