Sunday, September 13, 2015

Fruit Pizza

My aunt offered to make me a birthday cake this year,
and since food really is my love language,
I offered to make a birthday cake for her in return!

She agreed to a birthday treat, but didn't want a cake.
She said she wanted something with fruit on it,
so that's when I turned to trusty Google.

I found quite a few things that looked absolutely amazing,
but I pretty much stopped looking when I found this!
I was drooling just looking at the recipe if I'm being honest.

I wanted the Fruit Pizza to be perfect for the birthday,
so I did the only logical thing one would do...
make one ahead of time as a trial run!!!

Now keep reading to see how the trial run went.

The Goods:
Orange Zest
Whole Milk
Baking Powder
Marshmallow Fluff
Cream Cheese
Fresh Fruit

Combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
Set aside.

In a large bowl, add shortening, sugar, orange zest and vanilla.

And then cream the above mixture.

Add in the eggs.

Then beat until fluffy.

Now time for the milk.

Mix that up too.

Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

The dough when finished mixing.

Flatten the dough between two sheets of waxed paper.

And refrigerate at least one hour.
(Dough can be refrigerated a few days!)

Remove dough from refrigerator.
And at this point I cut my dough in half.

Then press half the dough into a greased 9x13 sheet pan.

Bat 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.
The edges will be a nice golden brown when done

Let cookie cool completely.

Add the marshmallow fluff and cream cheese to a bowl.

Using the whisk attachment, beat until combined, light and fluffy.

Spread mixture onto cooled cookie crust.
I didn't leave an edge on this one,
but did for my aunt's and I like both equally.

Place the fresh fruit all over your fruit pizza to your liking.

Cut yourself a nice big piece...

And then dig in!!!

Fruit Pizza
(Recipe from The Pioneer Woman)

1 1/3 Cup Shortening
1 1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Teaspoon Orange Zest
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Eggs
8 Teaspoons Whole Milk
4 Cups Flour
3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Jars (13 oz) Marshmallow Fluff
2 Packages (8 oz) Cream Cheese
Fresh Fruit

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In mixing bowl, cream the shortening, sugar, orange zest and vanilla.
  4. Add the egg and beat until fluffy.
  5. Add the milk and mix again.
  6. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
  7. Press dough mixture between two sheets of wax paper and refrigerate for at least one hour, but up to a few days if needed.
  8. Cut dough in half and press one half into greased 9x13 baking sheet.
  9. Bake for about 15 minutes, until edges are golden brown.
  10. Cool completely.
  11. Using whisk attachment, mix 1 block of cream cheese with 1 jar of marshmallow fluff. 
  12. Spread mixture over cooled cookie crust and top with fresh fruit.
  13. Slice and then devour a slice. And maybe have a second too! 


  1. Your fruit pizza sure does look delicious, wish I had a piece right now. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

    1. Thanks Kathy! I wish I had a piece to eat right now too!!