This fruit pizza icing is such an easy and quick recipe and is the perfect topping for your dessert pizza. It’s also great on cookies and so many other baked goods!

Quick and easy to make, this cream cheese frosting for fruit pizza spreads easily and is the perfect accompaniment to one of our favorite summer time desserts.

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One of my mom’s summer favorites was our family’s easy fruit pizza. For a little twist, I made a create your own fruit pizza bar where you can serve yourself miniature fruit pizza cookies.  

However you want to serve them, this cream cheese frosting is just the ticket! This icing goes on so smooth and is the perfect base for any fruit. 

I love the subtle flavor of vanilla in this cream cheese icing for fruit pizza. It’s not overpowering, but light and fragrant and it works so well with whatever fruit you choose to top your pizza with.

It’s so quick and easy to make a batch, and remember, it has so many other fun uses too!

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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • So easy
  • Only three ingredients
  • Sweet but not-too-sweet
  • Easy to customize
Fresh fruit pizza with cream cheese frosting for the base, garnished with strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.

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  • Cream Cheese
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract (or Lemon Extract)
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Ingredients, Substitutions and Variations

  • Cream Cheese – Be sure to soften your cream cheese before you use it. This will help it to combine more easily with the other ingredients for a smooth icing.
  • Powdered Sugar – Learn how to make powdered sugar from granulated if you don’t have any on hand!
  • Vanilla – Pure vanilla extract is best here. If you like a tangier icing, you can easily substitute the vanilla for lemon, lime or orange juice if you like.
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How To Make

  1. Combine ingredients.
  2. Mix until smooth.
Fresh fruit tart with creamy filling and a fruit pizza glaze, garnished with sliced strawberries and whole blueberries on a white surface.

Tools to use

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Serving Suggestions

This cream cheese frosting is so creamy and delicious, and it’s versatile enough to be used on lots of other desserts, cookies and cakes.

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Tips

  • You can make this fruit pizza icing in a stand mixer or mix it by hand. Just make sure that all of the ingredients are well combined so you have a smooth icing.
  • This icing is best when you use a full fat cream cheese, but you can substitute it with low fat if you prefer, it will still work well.
  • Use a block of cream cheese not a cream cheese spread. Spread contains too much liquid and can result in a runny icing.
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How to Store

  • Room Temperature – This cream cheese frosting for fruit pizza spread best when it’s at room temperature. It can sit out for up to two hours while serving.
  • Refrigerator – This frosting will last at least three days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Freezer – You can also freeze the cream cheese icing for up to one month and thaw it in the fridge overnight.

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Fruit Pizza icing

This fruit pizza icing is such an easy and quick recipe and is the perfect topping for your dessert pizza. It's also great on cookies and so many other bakes!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 8
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Instructions 

  • In a mixing bowl with beater, combine ingredients until smooth.
    8 ounces cream cheese, ⅓ cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Julie’s Tips

  • You can make this fruit pizza icing in a stand mixer or mix it by hand. Just make sure that all of the ingredients are well combined so you have a smooth icing.
  • This icing is best when you use a full fat cream cheese, but you can substitute it with low fat if you prefer, it will still work well.
  • Use a block of cream cheese not a cream cheese spread. Spread contains too much liquid and can result in a runny icing.
Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 38mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 381IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.03mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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2 Comments

  1. Stunning photos!! This is a great idea for spring/summer picnics… I’m so excited for warmer weather and lovely culinary adventures!

    Love love your blog!

    xxx,
    Alexandra