This show-stopping fruit pizza is fresh, beautiful and slightly more wholesome than traditional recipes that call for a sugar cookie crust. It’s simple, but worthy of a special occasion table. Get creative with your fruit topping and arrangement!
Earlier this year when it was time to brainstorm some spring recipes I immediately knew I wanted to do some sort of fruit pizza or fruit tart. Something that would work for an Easter dessert, Mother’s Day brunch or maybe even a bridal/baby shower spread. There are so many fun occasions this time of year!
My goal was to create a treat that isn’t over-the-top indulgent. I figured I could easily swap out the more traditional sugar cookie crust with something more hearty and wholesome.
Here are the ingredients I leaned on for this:
- rolled oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
- almond flour
- almond butter
- maple syrup
Yes, it’s basically a giant almond butter oatmeal cookie. What’s not to love here?
I’m happy to share it turned out to be both simple and delicious. After pulsing everything in the food processor for a minute or two, this beautiful ball of dough just magically comes together. All you have to do is roll it out and bake for 10 minutes. Then you have your base!
Mascarpone vs. Cream Cheese
Once cooked and cooled, a slightly sweetened mascarpone cheese is slathered all over the top for a creamy contrast.
Mascarpone cheese works great here because it’s super smooth and luxurious. It’s similar to cream cheese but with a creamier texture and subtle sweetness. Cream cheese would probably work in a pinch, but you would need to beat it for a bit since the texture is more stiff and not as “spread-able”.
Calories: Mascarpone (120), CC (100)
Fat: Mascarpone (12g), CC (10g)
Carbohydrate: Mascarpone (2g), CC (<1g)
Protein: Mascarpone (<1g), CC (2g)
Cream cheese also has a bit more sodium, but otherwise the nutritional differences are small. Both are useful for different culinary reasons!
How to use mascarpone cheese:
- BA’s Best Banana Bread (my favorite!)
- Soft Scrambled Eggs
- Mascarpone Stuffed Dates
- Orange Mascarpone Toast with Blueberries and Honey
- Giada’s Italian Helper
The last step is the most fun. Get creative with how you arrange the fruit because there really is no way to mess this up.
I bought a little bit of everything but you can stick to a few favorites, or follow a color theme if you’re making this for a holiday like the 4th of July.
Besides the options that are pictured below, I think fresh sliced peaches or nectarines would be awesome in peak season. Other ideas: grapes (halved), orange/grapefruit segments, or even juicy ripe cantaloupe.
Make this for one of those spring special occasions to bring that “wow” factor to the table. I have a feeling it’ll be a hit!
If you like this recipe, here are a few other favorites to complete your special occasion spread:
- Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette
- Salmon Kabobs with Tzatziki Sauce
- Blueberry Farro Salad with Creamy Fresh Herb Dressing
- Sweet & Spicy Turmeric Roasted Carrots
Fruit Pizza with Oat & Almond Butter Crust
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 60 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings 1x
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp maple syrup (divided)
- 1/4 tsp kosher sea salt
- 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
- 1–2 cups assorted fruit
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Add oats, almond flour, butter, almond butter, 1/4 cup of the maple syrup and salt to a food processor. Pulse until a ball of dough forms.
- Roll out dough to 1/4″ thickness (it should make a circle about 12″ in diameter). Bake 10 minutes; cool completely.
- Meanwhile mix mascarpone cheese and remaining 2 Tbsp maple syrup in a small bowl.
- Once crust is cool, spread cheese mixture on top and then arrange fruit.
- This is best served immediately, but you can chill for up to one day if needed. Bring to room temperature before serving.
- If you don’t have a food processor, you may be able to use a blender to mix the crust ingredients but just make sure it comes together in a ball of dough before rolling!
- Serving Size: 1/8 pizza
- Calories: 297 calories
- Fat: 19 grams
- Carbohydrates: 27 grams
- Fiber: 4 grams
- Protein: 7 grams
Keywords: fruit pizza, healthy desserts, gluten free, easter recipes, spring recipes
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