Fruit Pizza

Source: Food Hero

Serving size: 1/2 muffin

A fun way to include whole grains, fruit and low fat dairy into your day.

View Nutrition Facts

Ingredients

1 English Muffin (try whole grain)

2 tablespoons reduced fat or fat-free cream cheese (see notes)

2 tablespoons sliced strawberries

2 tablespoons blueberries

2 tablespoons crushed pineapple

Materials

cutting board, knife, toaster

Instructions

  1. Split open the English muffin and toast the halves until lightly browned.
  2. Spread cream cheese on both halves.
  3. Divide the fruit between the two muffin halves and arrange on top of cream cheese.
  4. These are best when served soon. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

Use any combination of fruit for topping the pizza. Try bananas, peaches, blackberries, or raspberries. No cream cheese? Try peanut butter or sunflower seed butter. Make your own whipped cream cheese for easy spreading. Use an electric hand mixer to gradually beat 4 tablespoons of milk into 8 ounces of cream cheese. To make it fruit flavored, add any chopped, soft fruit (fresh, canned, or frozen) while beating. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.

More About Blueberries

How to Select

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened. White and green colored blueberries will not ripen after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO ripen after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to ripen).

How to Store

Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container. Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy. Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days. Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

How to Prepare

Wash and eat them raw, bake them in a bread or pie, or cook them down into a compote.