Tropical Fruit Pizza

Published On July 10, 2013 | By Christa Schueler | Cafe Mom, Eating Healthy, Family, Food, Just For Dads, Recipes

Summertime is usually filled with yummy treats like ice cream, fro-yo and popsicles.  But when they want these delicious desserts everyday, that’s a problem.  How about serving fruit instead?  Because children don’t consider fruit a dessert?  True, however, there are ways around that.  Tropical Fruit Pizza, a recipe from the Organized Cook, is perfect for times when your kids want a dessert but you would rather have them eat something a bit healthier instead.  Tropical Fruit Pizza is a nice compromise and your children can help you make it: bonus!

Tropical Fruit Pizza

 

Tropical Fruit Pizza Courtesy of the Organized Cook

Tropical Fruit Pizza Courtesy of the Organized Cook

Ingredients

  • 1 container (8 oz.) cream cheese with pineapple, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup thawed whipped topping
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut, toasted
  • 1 can (15.25 oz.) DOLE Tropical Fruit, drained
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced

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Instructions

  1. Beat cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy.                                                                                                    fruit pizza 3
  2. Fold in whipped topping and coconut.
  3. Line baking sheet with waxed paper.
  4. Spread cream cheese mixture into 8-inch circle, on baking sheet, building up sides slightly with back of spoon.
  5. Freeze 4 hours or until firm.
  6. Place cream cheese crust on serving plate.
  7. Garnish crust with additional toasted coconut, if desired.
  8. Arrange tropical fruit, strawberries and kiwi on crust.
  9. Serve immediately.

 

 

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About The Author

UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a "voice" for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she's joined the sandbox revolution!

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