Summer Dessert Pizza

Summer Dessert Pizza

Summer Dessert Pizza


Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at


My family enjoys this dessert anytime of the year, but it’s especially refreshing during the hot months.  You can use whatever fruits are in season.

          Ida Ruth Wenger                                                                             Harrisonburg, Virginia


Summer Dessert Pizza Recipe

Summer Dessert Pizza

¼ cup butter, softened

½ cup sugar

1 egg

¼ tsp. vanilla extract

¼ tsp. lemon extract

1 ¼ cups flour

¼ tsp. baking powder

¼ tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp. salt

Glaze:    ¼ cup sugar

2 tsp. cornstarch

1/4 cup water

¼ cup orange juice

Topping:    4 oz. cream cheese, softened

¼ cup confectioners’ sugar

1 cup whipped topping

1 firm banana, sliced

1 cup sliced fresh strawberries

1 can (8 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained

2 kiwifruit, peeled and thinly sliced

1/3 cup fresh blueberries


In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg and extracts.  Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and beat well.  Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Press dough into a greased 12 x 14 inch pizza pan.  Bake at 350 F. for 12-14 minutes or until light golden brown.  Cool completely on a wire rack.

For glaze, combine sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan.  Stir in the water and orange juice until smooth.  Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.  Cool at room temperature, about 30 minutes.

For topping, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until smooth.  Add whipped topping; mix well.  Spread over crust.  Arrange fruit on top.  Brush glaze over fruit.  Store in the refrigerator.         12-16 servings


(Recipe for Summer Dessert Pizza was on, 2014)


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