Mini Fruit Pizzas with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

06.09.2014

Mini Fruit Pizzas with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting | Cooking Classy I’ve been intending on posting a fruit pizza recipe for the last two summers (the full pizza sized kind). I’m just now getting around to it, but I decided to just do the individual portions instead. It takes out the cutting step (which equals less mess) plus they seem easier to decorate this way. We had a combined family birthday party this past weekend (two of my brothers and I share a birthday week, all within 6 days of each other), and since everyone was bringing cakes I decided to add some cookies in there. Every single one of these got eaten in no time! Both kids and adults alike loved them. Really who could resist? You get this soft sugar cookie that just melts away in your mouth, then it’s topped with this most amazing, freshly lemon flavored cream cheese frosting, and they are finished off with plenty of fresh fruit. I’m sure I will be making these incredibly delicious cookies many more times this summer, especially with all the fresh fruit in season. It’s one of my favorite parts of summer, that abundance of fresh fruit. Try these soon, you know you’re going to love them! Mini Fruit Pizzas with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting | Cooking Classy Mini Fruit Pizzas with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting | Cooking Classy Mini Fruit Pizzas with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting | Cooking Classy

Mini Fruit Pizzas with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: About 3 dozen

Mini Fruit Pizzas with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Sliced fresh fruit, for topping**
  • Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Directions

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, then sift in cake flour and add baking powder and salt. Whisk 20 seconds, set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together butter and sugar until creamy and slightly pale and fluffy, about 1 - 2 minutes. Mix in eggs one at a time, then blend in vanilla. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until combined. Divide dough into two equal portions, shape each into a disk and cover with plastic wrap. Chill 3 hours or up to overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Dust a clean working surface with a fair amount of flour, remove one dough from refrigerator, unwrap and place on floured surface. Sprinkle top with flour and roll to 3/8-inch thickness (right between 1/2-inch and 1/4-inch). Cut into 2 1/2-inch rounds then transfer to a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven 7 - 9 minutes (cookies won't become golden so don't over-bake. You want them slightly set but they should still make an indentation when touched). Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat process with remaining dough.
  • Once cookies are cool, frost with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting. Decorate with diced fruit just before serving.
  • For the Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together butter, cream cheese and lemon zest until smooth and fluffy. Mix in lemon juice, vanilla, and lemon extract. Add powdered sugar and whip mixture several minutes longer until fluffy.
  • *Scoop and level each flour, vs spoon an level. All of my recipes use the scoop and level method but I thought I'd throw it out there because it's very important for this recipe so your dough isn't sticky. If you live in high humidity you may even want to add in an additional 1/4 cup of flour.
  • **I recommend using berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, huckleberries, etc), kiwi, pineapple, peaches or mangos and dicing fruit into small pieces (except kiwis - slice those).
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2014/06/mini-fruit-pizzas-lemon-cream-cheese-frosting/

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38 comments

  • How to Philosophize with Cake: Oh my gosh those are so adorable! Love the idea. Your pictures are perfect too, so bright and colorful. :) June 9, 2014 at 10:37am Reply

  • Julia | JuliasAlbum.com: Love fruit pizzas – they look so beautiful and presentable and yet are so easy to make! Love your kitties – their eye color matches your nail polish, LOL! :) June 9, 2014 at 11:32am Reply

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts: LOVE all the pictures in this post – gorgeous! Plus, everything about these little fruit pizzas looks delicious. And the kittens are way too adorable! June 9, 2014 at 11:48am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Angelyn :)! June 9, 2014 at 1:08pm Reply

  • Jana @ Tea Time Blog: Yum!!! That looks like a yummy and refreshing summer snack!!!! June 9, 2014 at 11:51am Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: Omg those kitties are ADORABLE!!!I want one :) Where did you get them – a breeder? I love white kitties and those blue, blue eyes. Omg they are almost upstaging your recipe!! :)

    But these mini pizzas are so adorable, perfect for summer, and drop dead stunning images. Pinned of course! June 9, 2014 at 12:04pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I know, these little kitties are my favorite. I actually just got them from someone that lives by me. She said they are a Siamese mix, something like their great grandma was Siamese. I can never get enough of them. Thanks for the compliment on the photos, it always means a lot to me!! June 9, 2014 at 1:11pm Reply

  • Maija: Ok, the food looks amazing (as usual). ;) OMG THOSE KITTIES ARE ADORABLE!!! Blue nail polish really brings out their eyes! :) June 9, 2014 at 12:38pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): Gorgeous pizzas, I love the mini size! And how cute are your new kitties? Adorable! :) June 9, 2014 at 12:42pm Reply

  • Bri | Bites of Bri: Jaclyn, these fruit pizzas are GORGEOUS! So bright, colorful, and they look delicious. I have such fond memories of making fruit pizzas with my grandma. I’ll have to try these pronto. The cookies and icing don’t count if there’s fruit, right?! June 9, 2014 at 1:57pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Exactly my thought. :) Thanks Bri! June 19, 2014 at 11:23pm Reply

  • Shari Kelley: I love how colorful and summery the mini fruit pizzas are, Jaclyn! And with a lemon cream cheese frosting, too, they are just perfect. Your kitties are beautiful, as well! What a fun surprise at the end of your post. Thanks for sharing them with us. June 9, 2014 at 2:38pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Kind of random, but how could I not share them! :) Thanks Shari! June 19, 2014 at 11:23pm Reply

  • Paola Avila: Looooove your new babies!! As a mom of 4 I can’t never get enough of kittens, they are just adorable!! <3

    And your pizzas are absolutly gorgeous! I will make them for my sister in law baby shower if you don't mind :) I hope to be a hit hehe June 9, 2014 at 2:52pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope they are a hit as well! Let me know how they turn out. June 19, 2014 at 11:24pm Reply

      • Paola Avila: Sure I will!! Thanks! June 20, 2014 at 1:46pm Reply

  • Caren with a C: Powdered sugar… how much? We are trying to make these right now and have company coming in less than an hour. Thanks! June 9, 2014 at 5:18pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry my internet was having problems when I was typing up this recipe so when I’d add things it wasn’t saving them, it was annoying so thank you for pointing that out! I hope you and your company love these cookies Caren! June 9, 2014 at 6:07pm Reply

      • Caren with a C: We added powdered sugar until it tasted good. I think it was about 1 1/2 cups! They loved them! Thanks! June 11, 2014 at 2:21pm Reply

        • Jaclyn: I’m glad they were enjoyed Caren! June 29, 2014 at 9:59pm Reply

  • peg: my friend makes a recipe similar,but full size. I can’t wait to make these mini for 4th of july party. Thank you!!! June 9, 2014 at 8:25pm Reply

  • Chloe @ foodlikecake: Your little pizzas are so pretty! And your cats are adorable! June 10, 2014 at 3:14am Reply

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction: The kitties are so cute! Their eyes are beautiful Jaclyn. And these fruit pizzas are just as adorable – love the lemon cream cheese frosting! June 10, 2014 at 4:09am Reply

  • Amanda: You have the cutest little kitties, so sweet!!!! :) June 10, 2014 at 7:42am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Amanda, I think so too :)! June 10, 2014 at 8:27am Reply

  • MCS Gal: These look wonderful. What a great idea to make them cookie size. June 10, 2014 at 7:44am Reply

  • Mel: Hi Jaclyn! I love your blog, but I’ve never commented before. You’re photos are always stunning, but these are over the top gorgeous. I’ll be making these soon! Thanks for all your hard work! June 10, 2014 at 10:57am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thank you so much Mel :)! I’m so glad you love my blog and thanks for leaving a comment! June 10, 2014 at 11:39am Reply

  • Jessica @ Sweat Is My Sanity: I’m having a link up part – 4th of July Recipe Roundup…come on over and share these…looks delicious! :) xo, Jess June 10, 2014 at 8:05pm Reply

  • Megan: I was just wondering how many cookies this recipe makes? I can’t wait to make them yum! July 1, 2014 at 3:31pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It makes about 36 cookies. I hope you love them! July 1, 2014 at 11:27pm Reply

  • Holly: I just discovered your blog, and WOW I am so happy at all these fantastic recipes! I work as a pastry baker so am always on the lookout for new things. I made these today at the lodge where I work, they went over very well! I only had strawberries, blueberries and blackberries (sadly no kiwi) but they were still very pretty. I presented them on slightly flattened white muffin paper liners, on a black platter; sprinkled the platter lightly with powdered sugar, and some mint sprigs and pansies on the platter. SO pretty! and yummy!Thanks for today’s lunch dessert idea :) August 29, 2014 at 4:41pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for leaving a review Holly! September 12, 2014 at 3:55pm Reply

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