Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Recipe: Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Schools out! (Insert loud cheers and high-fives here.)

Time for sunshine, swimming, picnics, bbq, campouts, and (best of all) no homework. If you’re celebrating the glorious start to summer, like my family is, then I have the perfect treat: Watermelon Fruit Pizza. Don’t let the name fool you though. There’s no actual watermelon in this recipe. I simply used grapes and strawberries on a sugar cookie crust to look like a watermelon. You could also use red apples, cherries, raspberries, kiwis, green apples or honeydew melon. Any combination of red and green fruit would work. (Ironically, watermelon wouldn’t be a very good choice. It’s too…. well, watery.)

Recipe: Watermelon Fruit Pizza

If you ask me, watermelon is the most iconic symbol of summer. It’s simple, refreshing, and sweet. Everything that summer should be.

Recipe: Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Ingredients

  • Pillsbury Sugar Cookie dough
  • Green food coloring
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup green grapes (cut into halves)
  • 2 – 3 cups diced strawberries
  • 10 ounce jar of strawberry preserves
  • 1/4 cup black M&Ms or raisins

Step 1

Recipe: Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add green food coloring to one tube of Pillsbury Sugar Cookie dough. Mix well.

Step 2

Recipe: Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Spray the bottom of a cheesecake pan or small pizza pan with non-stick cooking spray or line the bottom with parchment paper. Spread the dough evenly in the pan. Bake for 16 – 20 minutes. Allow crust to cool.

Step 3

Recipe: Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Mix the cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla together in a bowl. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.

Step 4

Recipe: Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Cut the green grapes in half and dice the strawberries. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.

Step 5

Recipe: Watermelon Fruit Pizza

When the sugar cookie crust is cool, remove it from the pan.

Step 6

Recipe: Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Spread 2/3 of the cream cheese mixture on the bottom of the cookie crust and around the top edge. Put the remaining cream cheese mixture in a piping bag to pipe between the fruits once you have them in place.

Step 7

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Line the outer edge with green grape halves.

Step 8

Recipe: Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Fill the center with diced strawberries.

Step 9

Recipe: Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Using a spoon, spread the strawberry preserves lightly over the top of the diced strawberries. You may not need to use the entire jar. I used about 1/2 cup.

Step 10

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Pipe the remaining cream cheese mixture in a line between the grapes and the strawberries.

Step 11

Recipe: Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Place the watermelon “seeds” randomly on the strawberry-filled center. I used black M&M candies, but you could also use raisins.

Step 12

Recipe: Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Serve up a yummy slice of summer!

  • Beth @ Hungry Happenings

    What a wonderful fruit pizza for summer.

  • Sandra Denneler

    Thanks Beth!

  • http://onelmon.com/blog onel

    Omg, that looks so pretty (and yummy too!) Pizza is always a good idea ;)

  • Sandra Denneler

    I agree! All foods should be available pizza-style. ;-)

  • http://www.teaspoonsf.com/ Caitlin

    Love it! A few years ago, the lady at the nail salon talked me into a watermelon pedicure and it was the best summer pedicure I’ve ever had!

  • Sandra Denneler

    Ha! That sounds completely fun & awesome. Now I want a watermelon pedicure too.