No Sugar Added Fruit Pizza! YUM!

Hi everyone! I posted a picture of this amazing sugarless sugar cookie crusted fruit pizza that I made for my family on Thanksgiving. Let me just tell you…it was a HIT!!! It was the only dessert that was gone within minutes! It made me happy to know that my entire family (there were 26 of us at my house) went for the healthier option rather than the sugar loaded goodies that were also on the table. Although anything is okay in moderation, I truly believe with taking small steps like choosing a better dessert is how we overcome all obstacles on this journey and it makes a HUGE difference in the end! :)

 

Here’s the recipe!

Sugar Free Sugar Cookie Crust:

1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened (I use Kerrygold)
1/3 cup baking stevia or no-calorie sweetener of choice (I like to stick with Stevia here to keep it natural!)
1 whole egg OR 2 egg whites (I used the full egg)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract (a little goes a LONG way here! don’t overdo it!)
1 cup gluten free flour (you can also use whole wheat pastry flour, which is what my original recipe called for. I am going to try it with almond flour soon!)
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Directions to make cookie crust:

1) In a medium bowl, cream together butter, and sugar substitute with a hand mixer. Add egg/egg whites, and extracts and beat until it is combined. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Gradually add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, until just combined. Do not over mix to avoid toughness! — Wrap dough and place it back in the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes, or until dough is cold.

2) To make one BIG pizza, roll the dough out on a baking sheet or pizza pan to the sizing of your choice. If you want to make personal fruit pizzas, cut the dough into shapes/sizes that you wish. Cook on a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Let it cool COMPLETELY before adding the toppings! (I let mine cool for 3 hours).

Cream Cheese Frosting/Topping:

8 ounces low fat or regular cream cheese
1/4 cup baking stevia/truvia (you might have to tweek this depending on the brand you use!)
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions to make frosting:

1) In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to mix cream cheese, stevia, and vanilla extract together until smooth. Place in the fridge for a half hour.

 

Directions to put the fruit pizza together:

At this point, the recipe is simple! All you have to do is throw your ingredients together! Take the fully cooled cookie crust and spread the cream cheese frosting all over the top of the crust. After this is done, pick your FAVORITE fruits to add to the top! My two favorites are blueberries and strawberries (you can cut them anyway you’d like), but in the photo above you can see we also used kiwi and raspberries too! Try any type of fruit and I’m sure it will be delish!!!

 

I’d love to see pictures of YOUR fruit pizza creations! I promise you, it will be a huge hit at your holiday parties & not so rough on the waistline! Can’t beat that!! :) Happy baking!!!

 

Comments

  1. Looks awesome. I put this on my yummy pin board :)
    Thanks Courtney!

  2. Hey Courtney!
    Thanks for posting, im totally making this for christmas dinner! Do you happen to know the calories for a serving?

    Thanks1 :)

  3. This recipe is beyond delicious! I wasn’t really sure about this at first, but once it was in front of me I couldn’t get enough. A healthy dessert that will satisfy any sweettooth!

  4. thanks Courtney, can’t wait to make this Christmas week when my family is all here. Love the website, the colors are spectacular…it makes me smile just being on it!

  5. This looks so good. I just found your blog and now want to be a faithful reader! I can’t wait to try this recipe. You inspire me Courtney. Truly you do.

    (40 year old mom of 3)

  6. Melinda Fimbres says:

    Thank you Courtney you are awesome, and this looks sooo yummy. I’m going to try it over the weekend for the kids. I think your amazing, and you inspire me. Thanks for sharing everything with us.

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