Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  293
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  42 g
  • Fat  13 g
  • Cholesterol  25 mg
  • Sodium  166 mg
  • Potassium  106 mg
  • Phosphorus  37 mg
  • Calcium  24 mg
  • Fiber  0.3 g

Fruit Pizza

It’s Fruit Pizza, a whimsical dish made kidney-friendly and shared by renal dietitian Susann from North Carolina. Fruit Pizza serves twelve and you can choose from low potassium fruit toppings such as grapes, strawberries, blueberries, pears and raspberries. Just like real pizza, it even tastes good cold!

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Susann from North Carolina.

Portions: 12     Serving size: 1/12 of 12-inch pizza


  • 8 ounces cream cheese 
  • 4 ounces Cool Whip® frozen dessert topping 
  • 1 medium apple
  • 20 grapes
  • 4 medium strawberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 roll frozen sugar cookie dough


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.  Set Cool Whip out to thaw.
  2. Core and thinly slice apple. Cut grapes in half and slice strawberries.
  3. Cook sugar, pineapple juice, lemon juice, and cornstarch over medium heat until thickened.
  4. Slice cookie dough in 1/4" slices. Place close together on pizza pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Bake as directed on package or at 325°F until brown. Set aside to cool completely.
  6. Combine apple slices and lemon juice.
  7. Beat cream cheese with Cool Whip until fluffy. Spread on cooled cookie crust.
  8. Arrange fruit slices on top of cream cheese. Use your imagination to create a masterpiece!
  9. Pour cooled pineapple glaze over the fruit and refrigerate several hours before serving.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 fruit , low potassium
  • 2 fat
  • 1 high calorie 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Other fruit such as blueberries, pears, raspberries can be substituted for the apple, grapes and strawberries.
  • For diabetics substitute Splenda® granular sweetener for sugar to reduce carbohydrate to 28 grams, 2 carbohydrate choices. Reducing the portion size also helps lower carbohydrate content.

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Fruit Pizza

arab2horses says:


HUGE hit with the family!! Great treat!

Jan. 25, 2011, 12:45 PM - Inappropriate review?

Fruit Pizza



YUMMY! Served it to 2 groups who weren't on renal diet - and we were all after the wonderful sauce. Found it easier to cut better if I pre-scored prior to baking. A friend "took care" of all the pieces the first time - and didn't care what it looked like. No leftovers! :)

Apr. 02, 2010, 10:26 AM - Inappropriate review?

Fruit Pizza



good information good recipies

Mar. 04, 2010, 10:49 AM - Inappropriate review?

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