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Why not put a twist on the old fruit platter, and dress it up like a pizza?

When eating watermelon one summer day, I realized a slice looked not too far off from a pizza bun covered in tomato sauce - and thus the idea for watermelon dessert "pizza" was born.

With your toppings on hand, this should take no more than a few minutes for each "pizza".

Step 1: Ingredients

The base of the "pizza", aka. the bun with tomato sauce is a single slice of watermelon. Choose your own toppings. Experiment. Go crazy.

Here are some ideas:

- galia or honeydew melon, cut into circles (slices of mozzarella cheese)
- green or blue grapes (olives)
- strawberries (pepperoni or other sausage)
- green or yellow apple, shredded (shredded cheese)
- green kiwi (fresh herbs, pesto)

Step 2: Making the Pizza

For the first "pizza", I added circular pieces of galia melon. I used the top of a glass to punch out perfect circles. I planned on using kiwi for the green herbs, but as luck would have it I picked up the wrong kind of kiwi (yellow instead of green). The green "herbs" are pieces of watermelon skin, cut into shape with a knife and a pair of scissors.

For the second "pizza", I used a cheese grater to grate an apple and used this for cheese topping. I added strawberries and grapes to represent pepperoni and olives.

The most important factor in any kind of creative dessert is to have fun, so don't let your selection of fruits be a limit. Use what you have, and experiment.

I would love to see what you come up with, or if you have any ideas for other toppings!

<p>Excellent. A Must Try It.</p>
That is soo cool better try it out :)
<p>Please do, and I would love to see the results! :)</p>
betting some pineapple and prosciutto would be kick arse on a slice of watermelon.
<p>Prosciutto and melon is certainly a great combo. I left it out this time to keep with the dessert theme, but perhaps I'll try that later. Also: pineapple = yum! Great ideas!</p>
I say if bacon can be included in desserts why not its delicious cousin lol
I am definitely making this.
<p>Thats great! I'd love to see the results :)</p>
<p>Yum!</p>
<p>Yum indeed :)</p>
<p>This is really clever! </p>
<p>Thank you :)</p>
<p>How creative!!</p>
<p>Thanks :)</p>
<p>I love this! This would be such a great way to give kids "dessert" and have them decorate their own pizzas. </p>
<p>Thanks Danger, that is a really good point. Given that my son is only 4 months old, that part didn't occur to me :)</p>

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