Fruit Tarts

Source: Cooking Matters

Serving size: Serves 6, 1 tart per serving

These kid-friendly tarts will brighten up your day!

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Ingredients

6 slices whole wheat sandwich bread

4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, at room temperature

11/2 Tablespoons skim milk

2 Tablespoons honey

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups cut-up fresh fruit

Materials

cutting board, fork, sharp knife, medium mixing bowl, measuring spoons, small mixing bowl, measuring cups, heavy skillet, baking sheet, rolling pin (optional)

Instructions

1. Remove cream cheese from refrigerator and allow to warm to room temperature on counter top.

2. Preheat oven to 350°F.

3. Slice crust off bread. Flatten with a rolling pin or the bottom of a heavy skillet to about 1/8-inch thick. Place on a baking sheet and bake until crisp, about 10 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.

4. While the bread is baking, in a small bowl, mix together cream cheese and milk with a fork until smooth. Stir in honey and vanilla.

5. Spread a generous tablespoon of cream cheese mixture on each piece of cooled bread. Arrange about 1/3 cup of fruit on top of each tart.

Notes

Feel free to use your favorite combination of fruit to make these tarts you'll need 2 cups total of cut-up fruit and/or berries. Use what's in season diced mangoes, apples, pears, melon or pineapple, berries (slice or halve larger ones) and orange or grapefruit segments all make good toppings.