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Chocolate Fruit Pizza

You are going to love this chocolate fruit pizza that was inspired by the the plethora of farm markets in our area!

We are lucky enough to be living in a community that is surrounded not only by beautiful countryside, but a plethora of on-farm fruit and vegetable markets, vineyards, historical sites, waterfronts, antique shops, parks and charming shopping districts.

Easy Chocolate Fruit Pizza Recipe

Taking a “Sunday” drive has become a lost art.  Packing up the car with a picnic lunch and heading out with no real destination other than seeing the local sites is something both my husband and I love to do. Since Tim was busy at a golf tournament this weekend, Samantha and I decided to head out and take in some sites.  

The only stipulation she had was that I had to make a fruit pizza for the picnic!

Chocolate Fruit Pizza

Chocolate fruit pizza to be specific!  A really easy chocolate sweet pastry crust is the base for my fruit pizza loaded with local seasonal fruits!  You won’t want to miss the recipe below.  

Chocolate Fruit Pizza Recipe

With our picnic packed and the car ready to go, we set out for the afternoon.

We stopped to check out a peach orchard.  In just a few short weeks these juicy fruits will be ready for picking.  We will definitely be enjoying the Peach Festival again this year with all the yummy peachiness it offers!

easy chocolate fruit pizza recipe

There are grapevines for miles around here and it always amazes me how fast they go from spindly little vines to these plush leafy plants covered in grapes!  We have a while to go before the harvest begins in September.  These little grapes will surely triple in size before then.  One local grape farm uses sheep to keep the rows between the vines clear of growing grasses.  

easy chocolate fruit pizza recipe

A quick stop at the historical Fort where Samantha suddenly got a burst of energy and decided she just had to jump off the old stone wall.  Mid jump she realized it was a little further down than she thought!

Chocolate Fruit Pizza Recipe

We swung by the marina to check out all the gorgeous boats.  There were plenty in the marina, but also lots of sail boats out on the lake taking advantage of the gorgeous day.

easy chocolate fruit pizza recipe

Our favorite parks for picnicking were really busy, but we found a patch of grass overlooking the water and in the shade.  Someone, who shall remain nameless, forget a blanket to sit on.  (Hey, I did make the fruit pizza!)

easy chocolate fruit pizza recipe

This is life in our part of Canada!  Orchards, lakes, marinas, historical sites, parks, and festivals. Who wouldn’t want to go for a Sunday drive will all this to enjoy!

Chocolate Fruit Pizza Recipe…..

Easy Chocolate Fruit Pizza
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
  1. 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  2. 1/4 cup ground almonds
  3. 1 1/4 stick butter, softened
  4. pinch of salt
  5. 2 teaspoon vanilla extract (divided)
  6. 1 egg, at room temperature
  7. 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  8. 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  9. 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  10. assorted fresh fruit
  11. 1/4 cup orange marmalade or peach jam
  1. Add sifted confectioners' sugar to the bowl of an electric mixer. Add the ground almonds, butter, salt and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  2. Beat the ingredients at low speed until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Add the egg and beat until smooth.
  4. Sift the flour and cocoa powder and add to the dough mixture. Beat until smooth and fully incorporated.
  5. Turn dough out onto a piece of plastic wrap, flatten, wrap tightly and chill for approximately 2 hours.
  6. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and on a lightly floured surface and using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out into a circle approximately 1/8 inch thick.
  7. Drape over a floured rolling pin and transfer to baking sheet and prick the surface with a fork.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool.
  9. Meanwhile mix softened cream cheese with the remaining 1 tsp of vanilla. Prepare the fruit by slicing orange slices, kiwi, and strawberries.
  10. When the tart shell is cool, spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the crust leaving a small 1/2 inch edge uncovered.
  11. Arrange the slice and whole fruit to your liking, completely covering the cream cheese.
  12. Add 1/2 tablespoon warm water to the orange marmalade blending until smooth and brush over the fruit to add a nice lightly sweet glaze.
  1. Allow for chilling time for the dough when making this recipe.
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  1. What a fun outing! I love the sounds of this recipe – I know my whole family would like it. And good for you for thinking of getting the car ready before heading out! #client