American Flag Dessert Pizza

american flag dessert pizza

My dinner club friends and I are having so much fun creating tablescapes and a menu for a July 4th party! My recipe this month is an American flag dessert pizza, and it turned out so cute and is yummy!

You can find the full recipe at the bottom of the post along with the recipes from all the other ladies. It’s a delicious menu, so be sure and check out everyone’s post.


If you are coming over from Midwest Life and Style, welcome! Didn’t Jen’s Summer Berry Spinach Salad look delicious? I can’t wait to try that!

this months menu

Watermelon Blueberry Mojitos
Easy Onion Dip
The Best Recipe for Sausage and Peppers
Summer Berry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
American Flag Dessert Pizza



And, if you missed our patriotic tablescapes on Thursday, you can see that here. Everyone had such creative ideas, so you don’t want to miss lots of inspiration from that post.

July 4th tablescape
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First, let’s talk dessert. When I was trying decide what to make for dessert for our July 4th party, I knew I wanted something easy and that would serve a lot of people. I remembered a fruit pizza recipe that I used to make years ago, and thought it would be fun to recreate that and decorate it to look like a flag, to go along with my theme.

I made the flag at an angle, just for something a little different, and I think it turned out pretty fun!

ingredients

ingredients for dessert pizza

sugar cookie dough
cream cheese
sugar
fresh fruit
whipped topping

And that’s it! Just five simple ingredients.

directions

Spread a thin layer of cookie dough to cover the bottom of a baking sheet. I used at 13″x 18″, and it took 2 rolls of cookie dough. Any size pan will work fine. It just depends on how many you want to serve.

dessert pizza


Bake until lightly golden. I just used the baking instructions on the cookie dough package, which was about 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
When it is done, take out of the oven and let cool completely.
Mix softened cream cheese (I used 3-8 ounce bars for this size pan) with about 1/2 cup sugar. Beat until smooth.
Spread the cream cheese mixture over the top of your cookie dough.
Next, garnish with fruit. I used blueberries, raspberries and strawberries to create a flag pattern, but you could use any fruit you like and arrange any way.
For the flag design, I used canned whipped topping to create the white stripes between the fruit stripes. And a tiny star cookie cutter to cut star shapes out of a banana slice.

and it’s that simple

american flag dessert pizza

Just cut and serve. Your guests will think you worked on it all day!

Next up, on the menu is Anne and Ann Marie from Simply 2 Moms with a recipe for a refreshing watermelon and blueberry mojito, and it looks delicious!

Then be sure and follow all of the other links to see the full menu.

If you missed my past few tablescapes you can see a Garden Inspired Tablescape here.

garden inspired tablescape

and a Peachy Summer Tablescape here.

peach themed tablescape



blessings and happy celebrating,
michele

american flag dessert pizza

American Flag Dessert Pizza

This American flag dessert pizza is super easy and delicious! It makes the perfect dessert for a July 4th or patriotic themed get together.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • 2 rolls sugar cookie dough
  • 3 blocks 8 ounce cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 can whipped topping
  • fresh fruit

Instructions
 

  • Spread a thin layer of cookie dough to cover the bottom of a baking sheet. I used at 13"x 18", and it took 2 rolls of cookie dough. Any size pan will work fine. It just depends on how many you want to serve.
  • Bake until lightly golden. I just used the baking instructions on the cookie dough package, which was about 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • When it is done, take out of the oven and let cool completely.
  • Mix softened cream cheese (I used 3-8 ounce bars for this size pan) with about 1/2 cup sugar. Beat until smooth. .
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over the top of your cookie dough.
  • Next, garnish with fruit. I used blueberries, raspberries and strawberries to create a flag pattern, but you could use any fruit you like and arrange any way.
  • For the flag design, I used canned whipped topping to create the white stripes between the fruit stripes. And I used a small cookie cutter and cut stars out of a banana.

Notes

If you take the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and let is soften for a bit, it makes it so much easier to cover your baking sheet.
Also, if you soften the cream cheese, it mixes with the sugar much easier and is much more spreadable.  
Keyword dessert, dessert pizza, flag dessert, fruit dessert, fruit pizza


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10 thoughts on “American Flag Dessert Pizza

    1. Thanks Rachel! It is super easy and you can use any fruits and colors you like. It would be fun for any event or holiday.

    1. Thanks Anne! I hadn’t made one in a long time either. It was fun to try it again and make it into a flag.

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