Healthy Fruit Pizza Recipe

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This simple fruit pizza recipe is surprisingly healthy! Made with minimal sugar and loaded with fruit, whole grains, and yogurt topping.

If you like healthy desserts, you might enjoy our other simple desserts here!

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Summertime begs for simple desserts topped with fresh, vibrant berries. My health begs for treats that aren’t heavy or loaded with sugar, and my budget begs for something affordable.

This Clean Eating Fruit Pizza fits the bill perfectly. Literally! It’s easy to whip together, uses minimal ingredients, and is delightfully unfussy – assuming you’re not trying to take cute photos and arrange the fruit nicely. Most days, I just toss a handful of berries on top and call it good – or better yet, enlist the kids to decorate.

This recipe is less of a traditional fruit tart and more of a classy-looking fruit pizza.

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Healthy Fruit Pizza

People have strong opinions about dessert. Some say they shouldn’t be healthy – that’s what makes them dessert, right? Some insist on sneaking kale into the brownies (“Maybe THIS time they won’t notice!” …They will notice).

This fruit pizza has two options.

Simple, Healthier Fruit Pizza

If you make this with plain white flour it tastes more like a rich dessert – but with a light, barely-sweetened yogurt topping decorated with fresh berries. Not too rich, but it’s something extra special.

Real Food Dessert (or Breakfast!)

If you make it whole-grains and a naturally sweetened crust, this fruit pizza is the perfect decadent breakfast or wholesome dessert. Topped with lightly, sweetened yogurt and decorated with fresh berries.

I won’t tell you which to make, I’ll just say I would eat both in a heartbeat.

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How to Make Healthy Fruit Pizza

Fruit pizza is one of my favorite desserts. I first ate it as a child with a classic sugar cookie crust and Cool Whip topping. Now, my kids and I eat this real food version, and I’m not sad that THIS will be the nostalgic fruit pizza of their childhood.

Here’s how we make healthy fruit pizza:

Whole Grain Crust

If you use store-bought whole wheat flour, I would use half whole grain flour and half white flour.

If you grind your own grains (that’s next level, I know – not for everyone!), use all whole wheat, preferably white soft berries (if you want to get technical). Fresh ground flour tastes so much better than store-bought and it’s cheaper long-term.

If you only have white flour, use that! It will taste amazing. If you want to slip some good stuff into the crust, substitute some of the flour for oats, or add a few tablespoons of ground flax seed to the dough.

Naturally-Sweetened

Use honey or maple syrup. Honey is about twice as sweet at maple syrup, so you won’t need as much honey to sweeten the frosting.

Fresh Fruit Pizza Topping

Use any kind of fresh fruit that is in season.

These are our favorite fruit pizza toppings:

– Strawberries

– Blueberries

– Raspberries

– Blackberries

– Kiwi

– Peaches

– Cherries

– Fresh mint leaves take it to the next level, but they aren’t necessary.

Some people add canned mandarin oranges or pineapple, but those aren’t my favorite on fruit pizza, personally.

Want some tips for saving money on fresh berries? Go here!

Real Food Frosting for Fruit Pizza

For fruit pizza, I use a maple syrup cream cheese frosting or I add some sweetener to yogurt that’s been strained until it’s about the texture of cream cheese – thick than greek yogurt, but still easy to whip up and spread onto the crust. Obviously, yogurt tastes more like breakfast and cream cheese taste more like dessert. Both taste fantastic.

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Dairy-Free Fruit Pizza

If you need or want to make a dairy-free fruit pizza, substitute the butter with palm shortening (I talk more about that ingredient here). Then substitute the yogurt cheese with sweetened cashew cream (the Fruit Dip recipe in the post!). Easy!

This Healthy Fruit Pizza is:

  • Simple
  • Delicious
  • Healthy
  • Sweet
  • No weird ingredients
  • Whole grain
  • Naturally-sweetened
  • Gluten-free option!
  • Dairy-free option!
  • Egg-free option!
  • Perfect for parties
  • Perfect for breakfast
  • Perfect to eat by yourself with a fork
fruit pizza steps

Healthy, Budget-Friendly Fruit Pizza

Here’s how this fruit pizza recipe helps us save money and eat healthy.

In the summertime, the grocery stores in our area market their quick strawberry desserts featuring some kind of cake that’s loaded with ingredients we try to avoid and whipped toppings that don’t even use real milk. While those are certainly an easy option, they don’t taste that great. Fruit pizza tastes better, is made with more wholesome ingredients, and costs less!

Summer mornings make me crave something sweet that isn’t oatmeal. Sometimes I make a smoothie or parfait. Sometimes I make this.

Yogurt!

Berries!

Whole Grains!

We never, ever have leftovers.

fruit pizza with berries

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Real Food Fruit Pizza

Real Food Fruit Pizza

Yield: 9
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Inactive Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

This simple tart recipe is a perfect budget-friendly real food dessert – made with minimal sugar, loaded with fruit, whole grains, and topped with lightly sweetened yogurt and fresh mint. If tart sounds too complicated, just call it a fruit pizza. Either way, you’ll love it.

If you like healthy desserts, you might enjoy our other simple, healthified desserts here!

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For the Topping:

  • 3/4 cup yogurt cheese* or cream cheese, softened
  • 3-4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)
  • 2-3 cups assorted fruit, washed, dried, and chopped (as appropriate), (peaches, kiwis, pineapple, and/or berries)
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh mint leaves, as a garnish, (optional)

Instructions

For the Crust:

  1. In a medium-size bowl, combine flour and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar on high with an electric mixer until creamy. Continue to beat as you add egg yolk and vanilla, until completely blended.
  3. Reduce mixer speed to low and stir in flour and salt just until it is blended and a thick dough starts to form. Do not overmix.
  4. Lightly flour your hands and press the dough into a ball. Cover the bowl and refrigerate it for about 30 minutes (this will make the dough easier to work with).
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Use butter to grease the bottom and sides of a tart pan or line an 8x8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper (you can also simply grease the baking dish, but you won't be able to lift the crust out of the pan for a prettier presentation).
  6. Remove the dough from the fridge. Flour your hands and place the dough in the center of the pan. Use the heels of your hands to gently work the dough evenly across the bottom of the pan and up the sides. Use a fork to prick the crust in several places (this helps ensure even baking).
  7. Bake in the center of the oven for 30-40 minutes, until the crust is a light golden brown (the edges will be slightly darker) and baked through.
  8. Place on a wire rack to cool completely, about 2 hours.

For the Topping:

  1. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the yogurt cheese, maple syrup, and vanilla until smooth and creamy. If using cream cheese, you may need to use an electric mixer.
  2. Generously spread the frosting across the cooled crust and top with fruit as desired.
  3. Use scissors to chop a few mint leaves. Leave the rest whole. Sprinkle them across the tart as a garnish.

Notes

1. Healthier/Breakfast Version:

To make the crust more wholesome, substitute the flour with part or all whole wheat or spelt flour. You can also use 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup instead of sugar. These changes will make the crust more hearty and breakfasty, but it is still delicious!

2. *Go here to learn how to make Yogurt Cheese!

3. Gluten-Free? Try this pie crust recipe (it's egg-free too!)

4. Dairy-free? Try this Coconut Cream Topping (you can substitute maple syrup for the sugar, but it will make the texture less firm)

5. To Make the Strawberry Flower Design (as Pictured):

  1. Thinly slice a large handful of strawberries that are roughly the same size. Line them up, bottom/pointed end facing outward, in a large circle around the outside of the tart. Line up the next inner ring of strawberry slices, setting them slightly in-between and over the top half of the outter ring of berries.
  2. Repeat the layers until the empty circle in the center is roughly 3-inches across. 
  3. Slice the top off one strawberry and place it in the center of the tart. 
  4. Fill the gap between the center berry and the strawberry flower with blueberries. 
  5. If you are using a square baking dish, fill the corners with blueberries as well. 
  6. Use scissors to chop a few mint leaves. Leave the rest whole. Sprinkle them across the tart as a garnish.

6. Mini Fruit Tart Variation:

Obviously, a mini tart pan would be ideal, but here is how to do it with a muffin pan!

  1. Line a muffin tin with paper liners and press the crust into the bottom and sides of each muffin cup.
  2. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
  3. Allow the crust to cool completely.
  4. Gently remove paper liners and top the tarts as usual.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1 square
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 188mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 3gSugar: 40gProtein: 6g

If fussy baking is intimidating to you, this is the perfect recipe to help you make something impressive! The crust is straight-forward and forgiving, and if you can stir a spoon and scatter some berries, you can make fruit pizza.

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