As I was trying to decide what I wanted to do for Valentine’s Day this year, my fabulous daughter suggested that we make a Valentine Fruit Pizza. We love fruit pizza, so of course we had to give it a try… and heart shaped…it couldn’t get any better!
I know there are a lot of fruit pizza recipes out there that are basically the same. A sugar cookie type crust, cream cheese filling, and then fruit. It’s pretty easy and tasty, but the thing that makes this fruit pizza so wonderful is the lemon glaze. When I was in college my roommate and I were in charge of the dessert for a Relief Society activity and she had a recipe for fruit pizza with lemon glaze. I have since lost the recipe, but knew that I had to re-create it. It was so good! This is what I came up with and I think it turned out pretty well!
Another great thing about fruit pizza is that the cookie part and the filling part don’t have to be perfect because you just cover it all up with gorgeous fruit. Nature makes things way prettier than I ever could!
Valentine Fruit Pizza with Lemon Glaze
Recipe adapted from here
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup whipped topping (I used Cool Whip)
I used raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, but you can use whatever types of fruit you like.
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp. cornstarch
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/8 cup lemon juice
For crust: Cream butter and sugar together. Add in egg and vanilla, mix. Add flour baking powder, baking soda, and salt, mix. Press dough into heart shape onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.
For glaze: Mix sugar, cornstarch, water, and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and then boil for a couple of minutes until thickened. Cool for about 30 minutes.
For Filling: Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar. Add whipped topping and mix well.
Now put it all together! Spread filling onto cookie crust. Add your desired fruit. Then drizzle the glaze over the top. Store finished Valentine Fruit Pizza in the refrigerator.
Have a great day and thanks for coming by!