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Fruit Pizza with Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust

Fruit Pizza with Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust is an easy and delicious treat for the lazy days of summer! Refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough provides a tasty and time saving crust, topped with a cream cheese layer and decorated with the fruit of your choice, for a crowd-pleasing dessert.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time15 mins
cool time: 45 minutes45 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bananas, chocolate chip cookie dough, easy, grapes, pineapple, strawberries, summer
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 16.5 oz. refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 12 oz. softened cream cheese I used Neufchâtel
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Assorted fruit of choice sliced

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a 12-inch pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray. Slice / break up cookie dough in pan; press dough evenly in bottom of pan to within 1/2 inch of edge.
  • Bake according to package directions (and your oven), until golden brown. The package reads 16 – 20 minutes my cookie crust took about 10 minutes in my oven. Allow to cool completely on cooling rack, about 45 minutes.
  • Mix softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until sugar is incorporated. Spread mixture over cooled crust with offset spatula.
  • Arrange cut fruit on pizza.
  • Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour. Cut into slices and serve!

Notes

  • I used a 16.5 oz. roll of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough for a 12-inch pizza pan. If pan is larger, adjust amount of cookie dough for crust as needed. Use a rectangular baking sheet for pizza if you prefer.  
  • If desired, glaze top of fruit with apricot or apple jelly, heated in microwave 10-15 seconds until brushable. (I always omit this step).
  • Best flavor when served within a few hours of preparing so chocolate chip cookie crust doesn't get soggy, but we have enjoyed a slice a couple of days later.
  • To make ahead, bake the cookie dough crust a day in advance and cover with plastic wrap and leave on counter. Mix the cream cheese filling and place in fridge, allowing mixture to warm up briefly for easier spreading when ready to assemble.
  • If using slice bananas, consider using pineapple pieces or tidbits, so you have drained pineapple juice to soak banana slices in, to keep from turning brown.