Easy Fruit Pizza Without Cream Cheese– inspired by what else but Summer!
You will love this delicious fruit pizza recipe because it uses fresh fruit, is extremely easy to make using a puff pastry and the topping is dairy free!
This is the best fruit pizza for all special occasions such as a summer baby shower, BBQ’s, Easter, and Mother’s Day Brunch and Father’s Day Cookouts! Whatever the occasion is , this dessert pizza is great for a crowd!
Basic ingredients needed for Easy Fruit Pizza without Cream Cheese
- 1 package puff pastry
- lemon curd store (store bought or homemade will work)
- strawberry jam
- kiwi fruit
A store bought puff pastry makes baking this dessert super simple. Also a nice alternative to this fruit pizza is that it doesn’t use cream cheese icing. Lemon curd with a sweet layer of strawberry jam is the hero here and then it’s topped with a variety of fruit!
Fruit Pizza Directions
First you will start with preparing the puff pastry. Take it out of the package, unroll it and keep it on the parchment paper. Though I noted baking instructions below, you can also follow the baking instructions on the package, especially if it differs. One thing I did do and I suggest- is to cut the dough with a paring knife into 9 slices and then make an inner indent so it creates a little defined crust to each piece.
Then you will bake the puff pastry.
While that bakes, wash and cut up the fruit, keeping them in uniform size.
To assemble the fruit pizza, start by spreading the strawberry jam in each middle rectangle and repeat it with the lemon curd. Spread the fresh fruit toppings evenly among the crust, with a couple of slices of fruit to each one and scattering the blueberries.
Fruit Pizza Crust Alternatives
Here are some other choices of crust if you do not want to use puff pastry:
- short bread crust or homemade crust
- homemade sugar cookie dough or store-bought sugar cookie dough
- graham cracker crust
Depending on which crust you go with, you can use a 9×13 sheet pan or a 12-inch pizza pan.
You can create mini fruit pizzas by using sugar cookies or sugar cookie bars.
Other dessert pizza toppings
Any of your favorite fruits will work but here are some suggestions:
- mandarin oranges
The best fruits for fruit pizza will be anything that is in season.
If lemon curd and strawberry jam aren’t your thing, you can also use coconut yogurt or pudding mix. Or layer the lemon curd with a creamy frosting like cool whip or marshmallow creme.
How to store this fruit pizza without cream cheese
For best results, consume the fruit pizza the same day. You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Tips for making your favorite fruit pizza recipe
When making this fruit pizza, let the crust cool to room temperature before adding any toppings.
Save on time and do some prep work the night before by washing and cutting the fruit ahead of time.
For a healthier fruit pizza, spread on some greek yogurt for extra protein.
You can use a single kind of fruit versus using multiple fruits.
Wait to frost the puff pastry until you are ready to serve it. Serving it fresh will help with any soggy crusts.
This recipe hasn’t been tested with canned fruit or frozen fruits. I recommend using fresh fruit only.
Why I created this fruit pizza without cream cheese recipe
My dessert pizza recipe was inspired by all the variety of fruits that are available in summer. I found myself with lots of berries and it was time to create a delicious recipe!
I enjoy fruit pizza but I don’t always like dairy toppings. Lemon curd is one of my faves so this seemed like the perfect combination. As I originally tried to make my own sugar cookie dough, I had some mishaps and ended up using puff pastry. This makes a wonderful fresh fruit pizza.
Only simple ingredients are used in this fruit pizza recipe and I love that the only prep is washing and cutting the fruit.
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Easy Fruit Pizza Without Cream Cheese
- large sheet pan
- paring knife
- cutting board
- 1 package puff pastry
- 1/2 cup lemon curd store bought or homemade
- 1/2 cup strawberry jam
- 2 kiwi peeled and sliced
- 1 cup blueberries rinsed
- 4 large strawberries rinsed and sliced
- 9 blackberries
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Remove puff pastry from the package and unroll onto a large baking sheet.
- With a paring knife, gently cut into the dough to divide and make 9 rectangles.Then inside the rectangle, cut another rectangle to form a crust to the individual slice. (see picture above in the post for detail)
- Bake for 12-15 minutes. When remove from the oven and set aside.
- On a cutting board, prepare the fruit by slicing. Please note, the blackberries I had were quite large. I sliced them in half, but if yours are smaller or regular size, there is no need to slice them.
- To assemble to the Fruit Pizza, start by spreading about 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of the strawberry jam in each middle rectangle.
- Then repeat with the lemon curd using the same amounts.
- Divide the fruit evenly among the crust, with a couple of slices of fruit to each one and scattering the blueberries.
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