With a date and nut base and juicy fruit topping, this whole food-based Raw Fruit Pizza will wow your friends and family!
Who ate fruit pizza growing up?! Oh man, that was one of my favorite desserts as a kid. In fact, it may have been one of the first dessert recipes I made by myself. Mom? Do you remember? Either way, whenever I think of fruit pizza, I think of happy childhood memories. How could you not when a sugar cookie base and colorful fruit toppings are involved?
What is fruit pizza?
In case you aren't very familiar with fruit pizza, it's basically a dessert spin on regular pizza. A giant sheet of sugar cookie makes up the base. A sweet cream cheese spread makes up the "sauce." Lastly, fresh colorful fruit forms the toppings. It may sounds weird, but it's one of the best dessert inventions of all time in my opinion. Today I'm sharing with you a whole-foods-based fruit pizza, but if you wanted a more traditional vegan fruit pizza, you could easily use my vegan sugar cookie recipe for the base and use vegan cream cheese and butter to make the more traditional cream cheese spread. Oh, and fruit is already plant-based, so no need for substitutions there:)
Ingredients for fruit pizza
The recipe I'm sharing today for this raw fruit pizza doesn't use traditional fruit pizza ingredients, but it's still delicious! Think of it like a massive, frosted and fruit coated Larabar! The ingredients you'll need are:
- Almonds (or walnuts)
- Coconut oil
- Maple syrup
- Sea salt
- Fresh fruit
This raw fruit pizza couldn't be easier to make. You just need to whiz some things up in a food processor, create your favorite pizza shape and add on your favorite fruits. You can either use almonds or walnuts in the base. I usually use almonds, but I had lots of walnuts on had so opted for those this time around. The frosting is made by blending soaked cashews with water, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla until a creamy, smooth frosting forms. You probably wont need all of the frosting for this fruit pizza, but the leftovers taste amazing on homemade muffins or banana bread, on toast or straight out of the Tupperware! As for fruit, the more colorful the better in my opinion. I love strawberries, blueberries, kiwi and mango on mine, but obviously just use what you have on hand.
Homemade Larabar Inspired Recipes
If you too are a fan of nut and date desserts and snacks, be sure to check out the other (mostly) raw recipes below! They're sweet, easy to make and super good for you!
I'd love to know if you ate fruit pizza growing up as a kid! Do you still make it today? Also, please let me know if you give this raw fruit pizza a try and let me know what you think. Leave a star rating and share the recipe with others as well!
Raw fruit pizza pictures
- 1 ½ cups cashews, soaked 4-8 hours*
- ½ cup water
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 cups almonds or walnuts
- pinch sea salt
- 8-12 Medjool dates, pitted**
- Assorted sliced fruit
- Start by soaking your cashews in water.
- Line the bottom of a tart pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Once soaked, drain and rinse the cashews. Place all of the frosting ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Scoop the frosting into a bowl and store it in the fridge to thicken for about 45 minutes while you prepare the crust.
- To make the crust, place the almonds or walnuts (or a mix of both) and a pinch of sea salt into a food processor and process until a fine meal forms.
- While the food processor is running, carefully add in the pitted dates a few at a time and continue to process the mixture until a dough forms. The dough should stick together when pressed between your fingers. If it's still a little crumbly, add in a few more dates.
- Pour the crust mixture into your lined tart pan and use your hands to firmly press the dough down, forming a single layer of crust. Once you've gotten your crust fairly even, lay another piece of parchment paper over the crust and use the bottom of something flat to press the dough down even further until the crust is solid. Place your crust in the fridge to sit for about 20 minutes.
- Once the crust and frosting have chilled, spread the frosting over the crust. You may not use all of the frosting.
- Lastly, decorate the top of the pizza with your favorite sliced fruit.
- Cut into slices and enjoy!
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1 slice
Amount Per Serving Calories 434Total Fat 35gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 25gCholesterol 0mgSodium 354mgCarbohydrates 24gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 5gSugar 10gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 11g
Nutrition information is a rough estimate provided by Nutrionix and should be used for informational purposes only.