One Sunday morning I was surprised to see a huge bag full of peaches that someone dropped off for us. I decided that some of them would be perfect in a recipe I saw in Parents Magazine. The original was for "Apple Pockets," but we adapted it for the peaches and renamed them to pies to make more sense for my son.
- peaches (or other pie appropriate fruit)
- refrigerator biscuits
-rolling pin (sort of optional)
-knife & cutting board for parent
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Open biscuits and roll out the dough. Your child may need some assistance. Mine did anyway. If you don't have a rolling pin, you can just stretch the dough out to make each about 5 inches in diameter.
While dough is being rolled out, and adult should cut up the fruit into small pieces.
As the dough is rolled, help your child put it on the cookie sheet. No need to grease.
Then place the cut up fruit on top of half of each biscuit. If it is more in the middle than one side, that doesn't really matter. My son loved this part and only had a few pieces to snack on during the process.
Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on the inside.
Fold the biscuits over and sprinkle a little more on the outside.
The recipe said to bake for 20 minutes, but ours were done after 10.
Let them cool and eat.
What I liked about this is that it was a simple way for my son (not quite 3) to actively help me make something he could eat. He like the whole process and seemed intrigued by looking at them bake in the oven. The end product wasn't really that yummy (I think actual pie dough or something sweeter would be better than the biscuits.), but he was proud of himself and asked for seconds...