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Red, White and Blue Fruit Pizza (DF + GF!)

by Heather

My red, white and blue fruit pizza is delicious, naturally sweetened, dairy free and gluten free! The perfect sweet treat to bring along to a 4th of July celebration, or to simply enjoy at home with your family. The fruit pizza cookie crust is made using almond flour, and the “cream cheese” mixture is basically a delish lemon cashew frosting. The kids couldn’t stop licking the bowl after we made the cashew frosting! Add this healthier fruit pizza to your next gathering!

red white and blue fruit pizza

Red, white and blue fruit pizza

The fresh berries are so beautiful on this fruit pizza. I used blueberries and strawberries because I was going for a 4th of July theme here. However, use any fruit that you have! Raspberries, blackberries or even mixing it up and going for mango and would be a tasty twist.

We serves our fruit pizza as an after dinner dessert, but it’s filled with so much goodness I would give it to my kids as a snack too! They wouldn’t complain one bit and I’d totally be the cool mom.

red white and blue fruit pizza

How we naturally sweetened it

Maple syrup is our main sweetener here. We use a small amount in the cookie crust. Maple syrup is also used to sweeten our cashew “cream cheese”.

I wouldn’t suggest using honey for the pizza crust because it browns quickly in the oven. However, I would definitely recommend honey as the sweetener in the cashew frosting! It would add a delicious flavor if you’re looking for a different natural sweetener to use.

dairy free lemon cashew cream cheese frosting on almond flour cookie crust

Keeping it dairy free

A cream cheese frosting would be equally delicious here, but we kept it dairy free using cashews. The lemon cashew frosting was 100% my favorite part here. Don’t skip the lemon juice and lemon zest. It adds such a delicious flavor!

Cashews blend perfectly into a creamy, dreamy frosting.

Easy gluten free fruit pizza crust

I opted to use almond flour to create my cookie pizza crust. We’re basically making a large shortbread cookie as the base. It’s naturally sweetened with maple syrup, uses coconut oil to keep it from becoming dry. It’s also super easy to mix up in 1 bowl. WIN!

Ingredients needed

red white and blue fruit pizza

How to make your red, white and blue fruit pizza

The first step is to begin soaking your cashews in water to help soften them. Soak for 1 hour, or if you are rushed on time, boil water and soak them for 10 minutes.

almond flour cookie pizza crust

Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees F. Make the almond flour pizza crust by combining the almond flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract and sea salt in a bowl. Mix well, and form the mixture into a 10″ pizza shape on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

almond flour cookie pizza crust

Bake for 19-21 minutes, until the pizza crust is golden and baked on the underside. Allow to cool before topping.

lemon cashew cream cheese frosting

Drain the water from the cashews. Add the cashews, maple syrup, lemon juice, lemon zest, coconut cream, vanilla and sea salt into a food processor. Blend until smooth.

red white and blue fruit pizza

To assemble your fruit pizza, spread the lemon cashew “cream cheese” on the almond flour pizza crust. Add the berries to top in your favorite arrangement.

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red white and blue fruit pizza
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Red, White and Blue Fruit Pizza (DF + GF)

My red, white and blue fruit pizza is delicious, naturally sweetened, dairy free and gluten free! The perfect sweet treat to bring along to a 4th of July celebration, or to simply enjoy at home with your family. The fruit pizza cookir crust is made using almond flour, and the “cream cheese” mixture is basically a delish lemon cashew frosting. The kids couldn’t stop licking the bowl after we made the cashew frosting! Add this healthier fruit pizza to your next gathering!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th of july, almond flour, berries, dairy free, dessert, fruit pizza, gluten free, healthy dessert, naturally sweet, pizza
Servings: 10

Ingredients

Cookie Crust Ingredients

Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp coconut cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt

Topping

  • 5 strawberries, sliced into rounds (or more!)
  • 1/4 cup blueberries (or more!)

Instructions

  • The first step is to begin soaking your cashews in water to help soften them. Soak for 1 hour, or if you are rushed on time, boil water and soak them for 10 minutes.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees F. Make the almond flour pizza crust by combining the almond flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract and sea salt in a bowl. Mix well, and form the mixture into a 10″ pizza shape on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    almond flour cookie pizza crust
  • Bake for 19-21 minutes, until the pizza crust is golden and baked on the underside. Allow to cool before topping.
    almond flour cookie pizza crust
  • Drain the water from the cashews. Add the cashews, maple syrup, lemon juice, lemon zest, coconut cream, vanilla and sea salt into a food processor. Blend until smooth.
    lemon cashew cream cheese frosting
  • To assemble your fruit pizza, spread the lemon cashew “cream cheese” on the almond flour pizza crust. Add the berries to top in your favorite arrangement.
    red white and blue fruit pizza

Notes

Coconut cream is the thick cream part when you open a can of full fat coconut milk.  A little tip.  Put your can of coconut milk in the fridge for a few hours before opening it and the coconut cream will harden even more making it easier to scoop out.
You can also purchase canned coconut cream.
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!

Did you make this recipe? Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood and use the hashtag #fitmamarealfood on Instagram so I can see what you’re making!

4th of July fruit pizza

If you try this recipe, I’d love for you to leave a rating and comment below! Let me know how they turn out for you ????

XO

Heather

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