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American Flag Fruit Pizza

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This American flag fruit pizza is easy-to-make and is perfect for any Fourth of July celebration, summer picnic, or backyard BBQ. With its sugar cookie crust, cream cheese frosting, and fresh fruit toppings with whipped cream arranged in the shape of the American flag, this dessert is sure to be a hit with your friends and family.

American flag design fruit pizza made from sugar cookie crust, cream cheese frosting, sliced strawberries, whipped cream and blueberries.

What is the Pillsbury fruit pizza flag recipe?

This recipe combines a refrigerated Pillsbury sugar cookie crust with cream cheese frosting, fresh fruit, and whipped cream to create a colorful and patriotic dessert that’s sure to impress your guests.

  • EASY SUGAR COOKIE CRUST – To save time, an easy refrigerated store-bought sugar cookie dough is rolled out to make the fruit pizza crust.
  • DELICIOUS – There are so many incredible flavors in this dessert – crispy sugar cookie, cream cheese frosting, fresh berries and whipped cream… what’s not to love!?
  • BEAUTIFUL PRESENTATION – You don’t need to be overly creative to make this recipe. Just arrange the fruit in rows and you’ll be able to recreate this easy American flag dessert. I’ve got lots of photos below to show you the steps.

The Pillsbury fruit pizza flag recipe is a fun and easy way to celebrate the Fourth of July with a delicious and patriotic dessert. With its colorful fruit topping and sweet cookie crust, this fruit pizza recipe is sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike.

Recipe ingredients including bowl if strawberries, vanilla extract, butter, powdered sugar, sugar cookie dough, whipped cream, blueberries and cream cheese.

Recipe Ingredients

To make this easy dessert pizza, you will need the following ingredients:

  • REFRIGERATED SUGAR COOKIE DOUGH – A tube of refrigerated sugar cookie dough is the base for this dessert. If you prefer, you can make also your own dough from scratch.
  • SLICED STRAWBERRIES – Fresh strawberries are sliced and arranged on top of the baked cookie crust to create the red stripes of the American flag. I don’t recommend using frozen strawberries. You can also use fresh raspberries.
  • BLUEBERRIES – Fresh blueberries are used to create the blue field of stars on the American flag. I don’t recommend using frozen blueberries.
  • WHIPPED CREAM – Whipped cream is used to create the white stripes in between the red strawberries. You can use store-bought whipped cream (this is what I used), cool whip or make your own and create the stripes using a piping bag.
  • CREAM CHEESE – This is used to create the sweet and tangy frosting that is spread over the cookie crust. You can use regular or low-fat cream cheese. Just be sure to let it soften to room temperature for 1-2 hours before using it for a smoother consistency.
  • UNSALTED BUTTER – Unsalted butter is mixed in with the frosting. Let it soften to room temperature before use.
  • POWDERED SUGAR – Used to sweeten the frosting and create the perfect consistency to spread on the fruit pizza crust.
  • VANILLA EXTRACT – Adds flavor to the frosting. You can also use almond extract.
Four images showing steps to make recipe. First is baked cookie dough sliced to create rectangle. Second is cream cheese frosting spread on top, third and fourth are blueberries and sliced strawberries arranged in rows to create an american flag design.

How To Make The American Flag Fruit Pizza Recipe

  1. SUGAR COOKIE DOUGH – Start by rolling out the sugar cookie dough onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper or greased with nonstick cooking spray. Use your fingers and palm of your hand to spread the dough out into a rectangular shape. Make sure the dough is evenly spread out in a rectangular shape.
  2. BAKE – Preheat your oven to 350°F. Bake the sugar cookie dough for around 12-15 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown.
  3. SLICE INTO RECTANGLE – Once the cookie dough is baked, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Then, use a sharp knife to slice the cookie dough into a rectangle shape if it’s needed.
  4. MAKE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING – In a medium bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  5. SPREAD FROSTING – Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the cooled cookie dough, making sure to leave a little bit of space around the edges.
  6. BLUEBERRIES – Place the blueberries on the top left corner of the frosted cookie dough in a square shape to resemble the blue field of the American flag.
  7. STRAWBERRIES IN STRIPES – Slice strawberries and add them in rows across the frosted cookie dough, leaving a little bit of space in between each row.
  8. WHIPPED CREAM STRIPES – Add the whipped topping stripes in between the strawberry stripes.

This red white and blue dessert is best when served immediately.

Close up of blueberries, sliced strawberries and whipped cream on flag fruit pizza.

How To Store

  • MAKE AHEAD OF TIME – You can make the cookie crust and frosting ahead of time and store them separately until you’re ready to assemble the pizza.
  • REFRIGERATE – Once your fruit pizza is assembled, it’s important to refrigerate it until you’re ready to serve. Cover the pizza with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator. Don’t add the whipped cream until just before serving. I recommend serving the same day that you make the recipe.
Close up of blueberries, sliced strawberries and whipped cream on flag fruit pizza.

How do you prevent fruit pizza from sticking to the pan?

To prevent your fruit pizza from sticking to the pan, you can use parchment paper to line the bottom of the pizza pan, or grease the baking sheet with cooking spray or butter.

How do I slice it to serve?

To slice your fruit pizza, use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to slice it into wedges or squares. Make sure to clean the knife between each cut to prevent the frosting from sticking to the knife. Serve dessert pizza immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

An american flag fruit pizza and a round sugar cookie fruit pizza with various colorful sliced fruit to create a circular design.

If you’re looking for a fun and festive dessert to serve at your Fourth of July party, this American fruit pizza flag recipe is a great option.

Not only is it delicious but it’s also visually stunning. The perfect dessert for any Fourth of July celebration, summer picnic, or backyard BBQ. Your friends and family will be impressed by your creativity and baking skills!

American flag fruit pizza on a sugar cookie crust created from sliced strawberries and blueberries.

American Flag Fruit Pizza

With its sugar cookie crust, cream cheese frosting, and fresh fruit toppings with whipped cream arranged in the shape of the American flag, this dessert is sure to be a hit with your friends and family.
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Servings: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 16 oz refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 8 oz cream cheese - softened
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter - softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 ½ cups sliced strawberries - or more if needed
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries - or more if needed
  • 8 oz canned whipped cream

Instructions

  • Let the 16 oz tube of refrigerated sugar cookie dough sit at room temperature for 1 hour. This will make it easier to roll out. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray, press the cookie dough, and form it into a rectangle. If using a small baking sheet, you can spread it to the edges.
  • Bake at 350℉ for 12-15 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. Use a pizza cutter or knife to straighten the edges if needed. Let this cool completely before moving on to the next step.
  • In a large bowl, add 8 oz softened cream cheese, with 2 Tbsp softened unsalted butter, 2 tsp vanilla extract, and 2 cups powdered sugar. Beat the ingredients using a hand mixer. It will start clumpy then turn smooth and creamy after 2-3 minutes.
  • Spread the cream cheese frosting evenly on the cooled sugar cookie with a spatula.
  • Use 1 cup of fresh blueberries to create a small rectangle representing the stars of the American flag. Use 2 ½ cups of fresh sliced strawberries to fill the rest of the space by placing them in tight rows. Use extra berries if needed.
  • Just before serving, use an 8 oz can of whipped cream to create the white stripes, then serve immediately. If saving for later, don’t use the whipped cream just yet. Place your fruit pizza in the fridge covered with plastic wrap until you’re ready to serve, then add whipped cream stripes.

Recipe Notes:

  • Once the fruit pizza is assembled, it’s important to refrigerate it until you’re ready to serve. Cover with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator.
  • Don’t add the whipped cream until just before serving. I recommend serving the same day that you make the recipe.
  • Let the cream cheese soften to room temperature for 1-2 hours before using. This will create a smoother consistency. Do the same with the butter.
  • To slice your fruit pizza, use a sharp knife or pizza cutter. Clean the knife between cuts to keep each slice nice and clean.
  • I don’t recommend using frozen berries. As the fruit thaws, it will become runny and make a mess.

Nutrition

Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 559IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutritional information provided is an estimate and is per serving.

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