Dessert Pizza Pinwheels

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Dessert Pizza Pinwheels are the perfectly portable snack. Filled with fresh fruit and sweet cream this is a treat worth reaching for!

Dessert Pizza Pinwheels Recipe

This month I’m teaming up with the American Dairy Association Mideast for some recipes featuring one of my favorite things in life- cheese! Not only will I be sharing these recipes but I’m also excited to announce that you can grab a bite of them at the  BlogHer Food Conference on November 6-7. The hotel staff will be preparing my recipes and sharing them with all of the attendees so be sure to hop over and chat!

Dessert Pizza Pinwheels Recipe

The inspiration for these little bites came from my deep love for dessert pizza. As a teenager of the 90’s I was always happy to see fruit pizza make an appearance on the menu with its sugar cookie base, sweet cream frosting, and beautifully arranged fresh fruit. However my adult metabolism can’t enjoy 2 (or 3…let’s be honest) servings so I’ve reinvented the treat to a healthier option for our family.

Dessert Pizza Pinwheels Recipe

As a dessert pizza pinwheel these treats are completely portable for snacking as well! My kids love these in their lunchboxes, and I’ve been told they are the envy of all their classmates- that’s the true test. I’m always looking for varied ways to sneak more calcium into my children’s diet so this sweet cream cheese and fresh fruit is a winning combination in our family. 

Dessert Pizza Pinwheels Recipe

Cheese may help children eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. If kids are picky eaters, try sprinkling cheese on veggies, pairing it with fruits like grapes or apples, or adding it to sandwiches and dips.

Dessert Pizza Pinwheels Recipe

Dessert Pizza Pinwheels

Dessert Pizza Pinwheels are the perfectly portable snack. Filled with fresh fruit and sweet cream this is a treat worth reaching for!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Fresh fruit strawberries, kiwis, peaches, and blueberries shown, thinly sliced
  • 12 large flour tortillas


  • In the bowl of your mixer, beat the cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Thinly spread 2-3 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture on each tortilla. Arrange fruit on top, and roll lengthwise into a tight roll.
  • Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1-2 hours before slicing. (Pinwheels will be drippy if not allowed to firm up in the refridgerator.)
  • Cut each roll into 3-4 slices. Place a toothpick through before serving for easy snacking.


Connect with the American Dairy Association Mideast: Website | Facebook Pinterest | Twitter  I’m happy to partner with the American Dairy Association Mideast to bring you dairy-filled treats all year long. As always, opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that I work with, and for stopping back to let me know how your family loved my recipes as much as our family does!

- Katrina

10 Responses to “Dessert Pizza Pinwheels”

  1. #
    Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living — October 8, 2015 at 7:27 am

    What a fun idea Katrina – love the idea of a handheld fruit pizza!

  2. #
    Liz — October 8, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Hooray, can’t wait to try these! Looking forward to seeing you in Chicago!!!

  3. #
    Karly — October 8, 2015 at 9:14 am

    So, I’m gonna shove all of these in my mouth now, k?

  4. #
    Amanda — October 8, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I seriously LOVE this idea!!! My kids are going to love it too! Off to the grocery store!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — October 9, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Love this twist to traditional dessert fruit pizza!

  6. #
    [email protected] — October 9, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    How fun is this idea?!! Love it!

  7. #
    Abeer — October 10, 2015 at 3:55 am

    Such a cute and fun idea… I am sure this will get my little one to eat some fruits! 😉
    PS: I will be at the BlogHer food conference too. I am dying to finally meet you!!!! 😀

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    Susan — October 12, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I’m looking at this and thinking how much I wish I had this in my lunchbox growing up. It sure is a lot more fun than what we ate back in the day!

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    [email protected] — October 13, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Well, aren’t these just the cutest! I think they would make a great snack for me to bring to work!

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    Bonnie S Brooks — August 12, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Please send me your dessert pizza pinwheels recipe. I can’t get to the link that has the actual recipe .

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