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Recipes : Lunch Last Updated: Mar 19th, 2010 - 11:39:35

Summertime Equals Fruit Pizza Time!
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Jun 7, 2007, 03:38



Fruits can add variety to child's meals. Finding fun food for children can be as easy as bringing them to the grocer with you. Selecting fruits that are yummy and loaded with nutrients can be a fun project.

Getting kids to eat fruit can be simple when we make it fun and entertaining. Since fruit should be a staple in every family's menu, let the kids select what fruits they require to create an exciting and interesting fruit pizza project.

You may be surprised by the fruits they choose at the farmer's market.

Let the children select what fruits and vegetables they want for their at home project.

Opt for fun or colorful fruits at the store or farmers' market, then turn the children loose constructing imaginative faces on this yummy fruit pizza.

Odds are, they'll snack as they construct--and enjoy what they taste.

Choose fruits in a wide range of colors and sizes. Let the children embellish the pizza with imaginative faces or create other shapes on this colorful and festive pizza.

Ingredients.

Ready to bake piecrust

Filling
1/2 cup fat free or reduced fat cream cheese
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.4 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon 1% milk

Toppings
Opt for strawberries for the nose, kiwi fruit or seedless grapes for the eyes, a banana for the mouth. The choices for making shapes are only restricted by their imaginations. The children can select pineapples, mandarin oranges, or any fruit they desire.

Instructions:
1. Let the piecrust come to room temperature per the package instructions, then unfold it onto a large baking sheet or pizza pan.

2. Roll up edges of the crust, crimping them slightly so that they'll stay rolled up. Poke the crust lightly with a fork in about 20 places (allowing air to escape).

3. Bake the crust in a preheated 450 degree oven for about 9 minutes or until it's lightly browned.

Remove from the crust from the oven

4. Whisk together cream cheese ,sugar, and vanilla extract, lemon juice adding just enough milk to make the mix able to spread onto the crust.

*Allow the crust to cool.
*Spread the cream-cheese mixture with a rubber spatula,
*Spread to the edge of the crust

Now its time for the children to help out.

*Allow the children to arrange the fruit onto the cream cheese mixture.

Don't worry if it is not perfect. It is perfectly nutritious and fun.

Kids may like to add sprinkles. Let their creativity go wild.

*Refrigerate the pizza for at least 1 hour
*Cut with a sharp knife and serve

The children will be eager and want to consume the pizza immediately.

This pizza cream cheese is basically already set. So after cleanup, let the little ones to assist you here. They will be anxious to taste their masterpiece.

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