Flag Dessert for Patriotic Holidays
Make this Flag Fruit Pizza Dessert for July 4th, Flag Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day or any other summer gathering!
Want a quick, healthy, impressive patriotic dessert for the Fourth of July or Flag Day? Are you going to a cookout for Memorial Day or Labor Day? Or any other summer gathering? How about making this impressive Flag Fruit Pizza to take with you. You will wow your friends, family and neighbors and enjoy a delicious dessert at the same time. Following you will find step-by-step directions complete with pictures to make this Flag Dessert. There is also a recipe to print. You can also make this dessert gluten free by using a gluten free cookie for the base. (I use a box mix of gluten free sugar cookies.)
Simple fresh ingredients - This variation on a fruit pizza uses strawberries, blueberries and bananas
Gather Your Ingredients for your Dessert (Fruit) Pizza. This recipe is quite simple. But the results are spectacular. It's a healthy dessert because it is made with fresh fruit. All you need for this show-stopping fruit pizza are two tubes of Crescent Rolls, two 8-ounce blocks of cream cheese, a container of Cool Whip, blueberries, strawberries, bananas and sugar.
First Spread out the Crescent Rolls - I use a baking stone, but you can use a cookie sheet too
Just open your Crescent rolls and unroll them. Fit them onto/into your pan so you make a rectangle, then smooth the openings out so you have one big rectangle of crescent roll dough. I use a pastry roller to smooth the crescent rolls together. This will be the "crust" of your dessert pizza. I also love baking on my stoneware. For this recipe I used a Stoneware bar pan.
Get a Pastry/Pizza Roller - These tools are great for pizza, pastry, pies!
I use my mini rolling pin all the time to smooth out pie crust (once the dough is already in the pan!) It is also perfect for my kids to use when they want to help roll out cookie dough. It's the perfect size for little hands! Get another one for them to use for their playdoh creations!
Bake your Crust
Bake your crust and let it cool completely. I find it cools more quickly when I put the pan on a cooling rack. While you are baking it, mix the sugar and cream cheese together. Cut the strawberries and the bananas into slices. I use an egg slicer to get uniform slice. As soon as your crust cools, you will be ready to assemble your "flag."
Note: If you are making this dessert for a gluten-free occasion, you can substitute gluten free cookie dough and bake that as the base. It's yummy either way!
Mix Cream Cheese and Sugar together
It is helpful to let the cream cheese sit out a while so that it is easier to mix. Or if you are in hurry, you can pop it into the microwave for a bit to soften it faster. When your cream cheese is softened, mix in the sugar. This mixture will be the base for your flag fruit pizza.
Ready to spread
When your crust is completely cool, you can spread the cream cheese and sugar mixture out over the entire crust. Get it all the way to the edges! Yum. Are you getting hungry yet?
Prepare your strawberries
Wash your strawberries, then slice them. I use an egg slicer to get perfect slices!
Get the right tools for the job!
I use my egg slicer to make egg salad, to slice strawberries, mushrooms and bananas. If you slice through a strawberry from the bottom to almost the top (leave the leaves on it), then you can fan it out slightly and have a beautiful decorative strawberry fan to put on top of cakes, pies and more!
This handy little tool works great to remove strawberry leaves and hull!
Will you make some fruit pizza?
Well, are you going to try making some Flag Pizza?
Begin piping your cool whip to form the flag - Start by piping stars into a square in the upper left hand corner
I use the star tip on my Decorator. I love this tool! I use it to fill manacotti, make pretty desserts like this one, fill deviled eggs, pipe sour cream onto dips and more! It also works great for icing cakes and mini cupcakes!
Get a Dessert Decorator - Great for decorating cakes, adding fancy whipped cream, filling deviled eggs and more!
I love my Dessert Decorator! This decorator comes with six decorating tips. I used the star tip to pipe the stars out of Cool Whip in this fruit pizza. You can also use it to ice cakes and cupcakes, fill manicotti shells, make impressive deviled eggs and more.
Next, use your sliced strawberries to make the red stripes
The slices made with the egg slicer come out even and perfect! I start at the top of my pan with a row of strawberries and space the stripes out so that I end with a row of strawberries too. Overlap the slices a bit to make a complete red stripe.
Add the white stripes - I again use the star tip to pipe stars
Then pipe more Whipped Topping in between the strawberries to make the white stripes. Here it is after the Cool Whip stripes are finished. It's almost ready to serve!
Cut bananas into slices
You can dip the banana slices into lemon water to keep them from turning brown.
Arrange the blueberries on the top left corner in the square. This will form the star part of your flag. I try to place a blueberry between the piped stars. Just add them in a square pattern and your flag will be ready to shine.
Add some more fruit!
Put the banana slices across the white Cool Whip stripes. More fruit for more flavor. And you are ready to serve your flag fruit pizza dessert! You will impress your guests or your family with this beautiful dessert!
- 2 tubes of crescent rolls
- 2 8 -oz. blocks of cream cheese
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 containers of frozen whipped topping
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Unroll crescent rolls and flatten out onto rectangle pan or cookie sheet. Use mini roller to smooth out dough and join seams. Bake 15-18 minutes or until slightly browned. Let cool. Mix sugar and cream cheese. Spread this mixture over the cooled crust. Wash and slice strawberries. Slice banana. Fill Decorator with cool whip. Pipe stars into upper left corner. Line sliced strawberries onto crust to form red stripes. Pipe lines of stars with cool whip in between strawberry stripes. Place blueberries in upper corner to form stars. Add banana slices to white cool whip stripes. Enjoy!