Easy Fruit Pizza Crust Recipe: Shortbread Crust

Alright, companions, I’m back with a special treat for you today. What do you think is the most extraordinary summer dessert? To me, it is Fruit Pizza with Shortbread Crust. Whenever I have to think about a fruity, sweet, and chilly summer dessert, fruit pizza crust pops up in my mind. If the same goes for you, then this fruit pizza crust recipe shortbread crust is for you.

I got the idea of this recipe from my aunt a few years back. Actually, my aunt was well known among the relatives as a queen of desserts. Whenever there was any function at our house, she would prepare a couple of desserts every time. My brother was there to ask her to prepare Jif buckeye recipe all the time, but once she prepared the fruit pizza crust, and took everyone by surprise. Then I learned the recipe from her without any delay and tried it on the same day.

Although all weren’t impressed the first time (it happens, you know), I was able to reach perfection the next time. But with the proper instruction followed, you can nail it now…


  • Softened butter (2/3 cup)
  • Softened cream cheese (12 ounces)
  • Flour (1 and 1/4 cups)
  • Icing sugar (3 tablespoons)
  • Brown sugar (1/3 cup)
  • White sugar (1/2 cup)
  • Large strawberries (6 pieces)
  • Kiwis (2 pieces)
  • Vanilla (1 and ½ teaspoons) 
  • Water (2 tablespoons)
  • Grapes (1/2 cup)
  • Apricot jam (1/4 cup) 
  • To taste, salt (1/4 teaspoon)
  • Blueberries (1/2 cup) 
  • Blackberries (1/2 cup) 


  • At first, preheat your oven to 350-degrees Fahrenheit (around 176.66-degrees= Celsius), which will give you a head start.
  • Now, mix the butter, flour, icing sugar, and brown sugar in a big bowl by stirring until they are perfectly blended to form a softball.
  • Spread the softball by your finger, create a circle and shape a 12-inch pizza pan.
  • Place the pizza pan in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or more until the crust takes a golden-brown color on edge. Then take it out from the oven and let it cool.
  • Meanwhile, beat the vanilla, white sugar, and cream cheese carefully for 5 minutes, on medium, until the mixture gets smooth.
  • Now, spread this vanilla mixture on the pizza crust. Remember to leave 1/4 inch of the crust (let it remain not handled or untouched).
  • Then arrange the fruit on top of the crust in any way you like. You can even shape the fruits like salsa and then spoon the salsa on top of the pizza in your preferable method.
  • At last, from a glaze mixing the water and apricot jam. Then use a spoon or brush the mixture on top of the food mixture over the pizza.

When you finish the Fruit pizza crust recipe shortbread crust, serve the dish immediately for the best test and texture. You can even store it for some time. But doing so may make the fruits watery.

Recipe Notes

The fruit on this pizza will, in general, be somewhat watery. No worries! If the fruit ingredients are adequately dried, you won’t have to face this problem. So, all you need to do is patting the fruit dry in all possible ways.

But please note that you have to eat this dish on the very same day you prepare it. Otherwise, it will start to feel watery again as time passes. But if you cannot help storing the leftover, make sure you use an airtight container and store it in the fridge.

Recipe Variation

Here are some common ingredients that will work fine in this recipe and result in variations.

  • If you want, you can add Greek yogurt to the ingredient list. Mix this along with butter and flour in step 02. But when you use Greek yogurt, you are open to using more cream cheese if you feel necessary.
  • If you want to make this dish gluten-free, you can use all-purpose flour (gluten-free), by all means. It will not make that much of a difference in taste, but your recipe, of course, will be gluten-free.
  • Some people also substitute flour with coconut flour or almond flour. But this has nothing to do with making the dish gluten-free.

Nutritional Information

A heap of healthy ingredients makes this dish really healthy. But you might need to be a bit careful about this dish as it offers 19 g sugars along with 16 g added sugars.

Nutrient Fact (Per 15-gram serving)ValueDaily Value
Calories240 (1008kJ)
Protein6 g5.4 %
Carbohydrates35 g 14%
Dietary Fiber1 g 4.2 %
Total Sugars19 g45%
Added Sugars16 g 112%
Total Fat8 g 12%
Saturated Fat2 g 34%
Trans Fat0.56g
Vitamin A4.3 mcg
Vitamin D0.056mcg
Cholesterol18 mg 45%
Iron1mg 3 %
Calcium120 mg 45%
Potassium105 mg 67%
Sodium283 mg 37%
Note:  Daily Value percentage is based on a 2,000-calorie diet a day.

By and large, I generally pass any other desserts when fruit pizza crust is around. Quite the same goes for my brother and cousins as well. I bet, if you try the fruit pizza crust recipe shortbread crust, you won’t skip it in any way, even if you aren’t that much of a dessert freak.

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