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5 Fun, Fruity Favorites

Fruit Pizza


This sweet treat is made from cookie dough, cream cheese, and fruit. Press store-bought refrigerated sugar cookie dough into a pizza pan. (Tip: Roll dough into a ball and use a rolling pin to flatten.) Bake according to the package directions. The cookie may need to bake for 5 to 10 minutes longer because of its size. While cookie is cooling, mix 8 ounces of cream cheese, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a bowl. Spread onto the cooled cookie with a rubber spatula. Top the pizza with sliced fruit. Place in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat.

Eat the cup and snack on the filling! Cut the top ¼ off an apple. Set aside. Use a melon baller to core the remaining apple and scoop out a little bit of the insides, leaving the bottom and most of the sides intact. Fill the apple with a mix of peanut butter and trail mix. 


Make a bite-sized strawberry dessert. Rinse and dry strawberries, and place them on a cookie sheet. Carefully dip and swirl each strawberry into whipped cream. Top with sprinkles. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes.


If you don’t like sushi, give fru-shi a try! Wrap a peeled banana with fruit leather. Slice the banana with a sharp knife as shown. Add a pinch of sprinkles to the middle of each banana slice. Eat the fru-shi pieces with chopsticks and dip them into lime yogurt.


There’s more to these oranges than meets the eye. Cut 3 oranges in half (from top to bottom). Scoop out the fruit, and place the empty orange-peel halves in the cups of a muffin tin. Follow the directions on a box of gelatin (any flavor will do). Pour the gelatin mixture into the orange halves, and place them in the refrigerator for a few hours to set. When the gelatin has set, cut the orange halves into wedges. 

Adapted from American Girl magazine July/August 2009. American Girl Publishing, 2009. All rights reserved.

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