Friday, August 19th, 2011 at 10:43 am
This great idea for a fruity pizza from Family Fun Magazine will have your kids full of excitement ready to eat their favorite summer fruits in a fun way. Fruits in an assortment of shapes and sizes allow your kids to make faces, designs, or fun shapes.
1 ready to bake piecrust
1/2 cup soft spread fat-free or low-fat cream cheese
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
A selection of berries and sliced fruits (blueberries, strawberries, bananas, kiwis, seedless grapes sliced in half, Mandarin orange sections, pineapple, etc…)
Shredded coconut (optional)
Let the piecrust come to room temperature per the package instructions, then unfold it onto a large cookie sheet or pizza pan.
Roll up edges of the crust, crimping them slightly so that they’ll stay rolled up. Prick the crust lightly with a fork in about 20 places (allowing air to escape).
Bake the crust in a preheated 450 degree oven for about 9 minutes or until it’s lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let cool.
As the crust bakes, whisk together the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract, adding just enough milk to make it spreadable. When the crust has cooled, spread on the cream-cheese mixture with a rubber spatula, bringing it to the edge of the pizza.
Arrange the fruit on the pizza and don’t stint on the creativity. Your kids can make a wild mosaic or a fruit face. If they like, sprinkle the pizza with shredded coconut. Slice with a sharp knife and serve, or refrigerate. Serves 8.