When choosing the fruit I keep in mind, who I am working with and what fruit is in season. When working with the 4 year old kids in my daughter's preschool class I wanted them to work on cutting, so I chose fruit that would be easy for them to cut - strawberries, bananas, mango and kiwi were the answer. I prepped the fruit before hand and cut everything into big pieces, with a flat size that would be easy for the kids to work with.
The filling and crust are just as versatile as the fruit. This time I use leftover sugar cookie dough for the crust, but you can also use a pie dough, graham cracker crumbs or any sweet dough. For the filling I used cream cheese lemon curd, but again this could be substituted Any jam can be used in place of the lemon curd and a straight up pudding filling is always a favorite.
This is the perfect treat that gives kids the opportunity to create their own unique dessert that is a sweet treat for all!