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Strawberry-Mint Pizza With a Hint of Lime

Fruit pizza is such a versatile thing. It’s like a blank canvas where you can mix and match different fruits, flavors, and colors. This strawberry-mint pizza features strawberries, chopped mint, and cream cheese frosting infused with lime juice and lime zest, all on top of a scrumptious sugar cookie crust.  It’s a fresh, delicious, and beautiful dessert, like a taste of spring.

strawberry-mint pizza on baking sheet 2It is teacher appreciation week at my kids’ school, and I am helping out with bringing food in to the teachers to make their week special.  Fruit pizza is one of the things I took in this week, and this strawberry-mint fruit pizza recipe I am sharing here is the happy product of some experiments in the kitchen the past couple of days.  My kids really loved this version, and they were glad I made one to keep at home and didn’t give everything to the teachers. 🙂  (Though teachers do deserve lots of appreciation–that is such an important job!)

It is not yet strawberry season here, but it will be before we know it, so I wanted to make something that felt like spring.  We do have mint growing rampantly in our garden already, and I really like the combination of strawberry and mint. For the cream cheese frosting, I also wanted to liven it up a bit, and so I adapted a recipe for lime cream cheese frosting from one I found on Food52, who got it from Two Red Bowls.  This frosting is so easy to make, and it has such a nice, subtly zingy flavor from the lime.  The cookie crust recipe I adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction, and this crust is delicious.

strawberry mint pizza in handsOne of my favorite parts about making this strawberry-mint pizza was going out into our garden and picking the mint leaves.  Such a treat, and a hint of what’s to come as more things start to grow.  Of course the possibilities are endless as far as fruit pizzas go, but this combination is really refreshing and tasty, not to mention very pretty!

I hope you all have a great weekend, and if you are celebrating Mother’s Day, I hope you have a very special day.

Fiesta Friday is co-hosted this week by Kaila @ GF Life 24/7 and Laurena @ Life Diet Health. I look forward to checking out the fiesta!lime frostingstrawberry mint pizza with background 2 strawberry mint pizza with mintDSC_0045

Strawberry-Mint Pizza With a Hint of Lime

  • Servings: 10-12
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For the crust:


  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of cornstarch


In a large mixing bowl, beat (or stir vigorously) the butter till fluffy.  Stir in the sugar and beat or stir again, until creamy.  Add the egg and the vanilla and beat or stir again, until creamy and all the ingredients are mixed together (any clumps of butter need to be incorporated into the batter).

In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and corn starch.  Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ones, carefully beating/stirring until the batter is all combined to form a dough.  Cover with plastic wrap and chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  After the dough has chilled, spread it out gently with your fingers onto a lightly greased  12-inch pizza pan.  If you don’t have one (like me), you can use a regular cookie sheet, and just shape the dough into a circle on that.  Press it gently down so it is evenly distributed.  Bake in your 350 degree oven for about 18-20 minutes, or till the crust is just lightly browned.  You don’t want to over-bake it.  Remove the crust from the oven and allow it to cool completely before continuing.  (Your can work on your frosting and chopping the fruit while the dough is chilling and also while the crust is cooling.)

The recipe for the crust is adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

For the frosting:


  • 4 ounces of cream cheese, softened (low-fat versions do not work well for this frosting)
  • 1 tablespoon of butter, at room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of confectioner’s sugar
  • 1-3 teaspoons of lime juice, depending on your preference, and depending on the desired thickness of the frosting
  • 1 teaspoon of lime zest


If you are using an electric mixer, combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and beat until all is smooth and fluffy, adding the lime juice as needed.

If you are using a hand mixer (I love using a hand mixer), cream the cream cheese and butter together first. It makes is much easier if the cream cheese and butter are very soft.  Add the confectioner’s sugar 1/2 cup at a time, mixing after each addition.  Finally, beat in the lime zest and lime juice as desired, till the frosting is light and fluffy. If it’s too watery, add more sugar.  If it’s too thick, add more lime juice till it’s the texture you like.

The recipe for this frosting is adapted from Food52 via Two Red Bowls.

For the strawberries and mint:


  • 1 pound of fresh strawberries, washed and sliced
  • a handful of fresh mint leaves, washed and finely chopped


When the crust is baked and cooled and the frosting is made, spread the frosting evenly over the crust, leaving a small rim around the pizza that is unfrosted.  Place the chopped strawberries and mint all over the top of the pizza, as much or as little of the toppings as you like.  Slice and serve.  Enjoy!

Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To plan ahead, you can make the crust and frosting a day in advance.  Just cover the crust with plastic wrap and store the frosting in the refrigerator.  Chop the fruit and assemble the pizza the next day.






  1. Life Diet Health

    Well! Wouldn’t you just look at that! 😀 Fruit pizza? That’s just totally awesome! One of my friends has been requesting that I teach her my shortbread recipe… I think I’ll suggest this instead! What’s not to like? I love how you’ve used lime and strawberries together in a dessert this week – me too! 🙂 Oh and adding mint too – that’s just tantalising my taste-buds! Have you tried any other flavour fruit pizzas? I’m thinking peach, coconut & pineapple 😀 Thank you so much for sharing at Fiesta Friday 🙂 see you there!

    • Jenny

      Thank you, Laurena! I have tried some other fruit pizza combinations, and peach, coconut and pineapple sounds great too! I love the endless variety of combinations. 🙂 Thank you for co-hosting this week!

  2. Amanda | What's Cooking

    Is there a better way to show appreciation than this? What great flavor combos! So springy and delicious! Love the pizza concept too! Xo

    • Jenny

      Thank you, Amanda! Hope you are well and enjoying the long-awaited warm weather. 🙂

  3. Suchi

    What a pretty & delicious looking pizza! Bet the teachers loved it too! My kids would love it! Saving the recipe!

    • Jenny

      Thank you, Suchi!

  4. Hilda

    I have never tried a dessert pizza before but this does look very tempting. I’m sure the teachers enjoyed it. We also have scads of mint just coming up and I am always looking for new ways to use it. Once the strawberries appear, this will be perfect.

    • Jenny

      Thanks, Hilda! I am also always looking for ways to use mint. 🙂

  5. Sheryl

    This sounds wonderful! I never would have thought of combining strawberries, mint, and lime.

    • Jenny

      Thank you, Sheryl! It is a really refreshing combination–perfect for spring and summer.

  6. Debbie Spivey

    This looks wonderful. Love that you used lime too!

    • Jenny

      Thanks, Debbie!

  7. Nancy

    If this tastes as good as it looks, it must be FABulous!

    • Jenny

      Thanks, Nancy!

  8. CrumblesAndKale

    What a great idea! It looks absolutely stunning and I love that you can eat pizza for both main course and dessert. Twice the fun!

    • Jenny

      Thanks very much! It is fun to have pizza for dessert and change things up a bit. 🙂

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