Beautiful, fun & delicious. This Brownie Fruit Pizza is the whole package! No one can resist the combo of rich chocolate and summer fruits!
Decadent with the perfect amount of sweetness, Brownie Fruit Pizza is the best way to enjoy rich chocolate and light, refreshing fruit! This simple dessert will wow your family and become a summer tradition just by using a brownie mix and whipping up a homemade cream cheese topping, followed by a beautiful arrangement of fruit.
I get caught up in the hecticness of life sometimes, with work and kids and kids activities, so some days I’m just slapping food on a plate to say I fed the crew and check it off my list. But sometimes I want to make something intentionally and creatively. Thanks to the beautiful fruit summer provide, I can do this with a yummy dessert.
A chocolaty, fudgy crust and sweet whipped topping is already a huge win with me and the family but getting to be artsy with fruit? That is my win. I love trying to see how many different fruits I can use on this pizza and sometimes I get silly and make faces with banana teeth- it all turns out so incredibly delicious and from start to finish, this Brownie Pizza is just plain fun.
Other Recipes to Serve with Brownie Fruit Pizza
- If you have a good amount of fruit leftover, don’t let it sit in the fridge, turn it into a yummy salad! The Best Fruit Salad is a mix of all of your summer favorites!
- Grilled Fruit Kabobs & Brown Sugar Dip are an amazing summer dessert too that is made on the grill and takes fruit flavors in a whole new direction!
Brownie Base: Choose your favorite brownie mix and purchase the ingredients needed to make them.
Cream Cheese Topping: You will need cream cheese, heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. You can substitute a tub of your favorite whipped topping if you prefer.
Fruit: Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are perfect for this brownie pizza but feel free to add more or use whatever fruits you love, like orange slices and kiwis.
How to Make Brownie Fruit Pizza
STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 12 or 14-inch pizza pan. Using the directions on the back of the brownie box, prepare the brownie batter and then spread it evenly over the pan.
STEP TWO: Bake the brownie for 15 minutes and remove it from the oven before placing it on a wire rack. Let the brownie cool completely. This will take about 2 hours.
STEP THREE: When the brownie is cooled, whip the softened cream cheese until it is smooth in a stand mixer or in a large bowl using a hand mixer. Add the heavy whipping cream and mix. Then add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Beat the ingredients for 1-2 minutes until the filling is nice and fluffy.
STEP FOUR: When the brownie is completely cooled, spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the brownie. Then top everything with the sliced fruit. Slice the brownie as you would a pizza and dig in.
Tips for Success
- There are so many different combinations of fruit that would be amazing on this brownie pizza so don’t limit yourself! Try all your favorites and then add something new! Sprinkle pomegranate for pops of sweetness or try a tropical blend of pineapple and coconut- dream big!
- All types of brownie mix will work for this recipe but there may be small differences, such as the rise height or fluffiness of the brownie. You can experiment with the different brands and see which one you prefer.
- A tub of prepared whipped topping is a perfectly good substitute for the homemade cream cheese topping if you’re short on time or just like Cool Whip more! You could also swap in Cool Whip for the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla if you don’t have one of those ingredients on hand. Just beat the cream cheese and then fold in the Cool Whip with a rubber spatula.
How do I store Brownie Fruit Pizza?
Whether you use homemade whipped topping or store-bought, your brownie pizza will need to be kept in the refrigerator so the whipped topping doesn’t become an unsightly mess. Brownie Fruit Pizza is best kept in an airtight container for up to three days.
Can I make a Brownie Fruit Pizza ahead of time?
The brownie does need a good amount of time to cool completely so you can make this brownie crust a day ahead of time and wrap it up or keep it in an airtight container until you’re ready to assemble the pizza. If you assemble everything too far in advance it will still be fine but the brownie will become a bit soft due to the moisture of the toppings and let’s be honest, some fruit doesn’t have that fresh beautiful look after being sliced and then stored. Your best bet is to apply the toppings on the day you will be serving the brownie pizza.
More ways to love Summer desserts
- Eclair Icebox Cake
- No Bake Chocolate Banana Pudding Pie
- Fruit Pizza
- Berry Cheesecake Fruit Salad
- Triple Chocolate Icebox Cake
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a rimmed 12-inch or 14-inch round pizza pan (with no holes!) with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
- Prepare the brownie mix according to box directions for a "fudge" consistency. (if the option is listed)
- Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and use a rubber spatula to spread the batter out in an even layer.
- Bake for 15 minutes. The brownies should have the typically flaky film over the top and the edges should be firm.
- Remove from the oven and let the brownie cool in the pan for at least 2 hours on a wire rack.
- Prepare the topping by beating the cream cheese until smooth in a large mixing bowl. Then slowly add the heavy cream while mixing on medium-low speed. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar and beat for 1 to 2 minutes on medium-high speed until everything is thick and fluffy.
- Spread the cream cheese mixture over the top of the brownie. Top with fresh fruit and cut into 8 slices. (Refrigerate until ready to serve.)
- Store any leftovers covered with plastic wrap in the fridge.
- This recipe has been tested with Betty Crocker and Duncan Hines Brownie Mixes. BC doesn’t contain any leavening agents, but DH does and both brands worked fine. The BC was a firmer brownie overall and didn’t really rise. The DH rose slightly and was a fluffier fudge consistency (this is what’s pictured in the photos).
- This recipe uses a regular (18oz) box of brownie mix, not a family-size box.
- Regular whipped cream (without any cream cheese) or thawed Cool Whip whipped topping may be used instead if you prefer.
- You can substitute any fruit you like on top of this brownie pizza. Berries and cherry both go great with chocolate and are highly recommended.