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Fruit Christmas Tree: the effortless, funny recipe for your Christmas appetizer

Total time: 15 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
By Cookist
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Ingredients
apple, unpeeled
1
carrot, peeled
1
clementines
3
pear
1
Banana
1
large pineapple, peeled
1
feijoa fruits
a handful
kiwi
1
Toothpicks

If you usually overdo it on Christmas in terms of rich desserts and sugary cookies, then why not give this Fruit Christmas Tree a try. It’s an easy, healthy, and fun Christmas recipe. You can serve it as appetizer or use it as a great centerpiece of the dessert table.

It’s also a great way to get the kids to eat more fruit, by the way! The fruits are delicious pops of freshness, with each bite being crunchy and sweet. It’s also easy to customize just how you want it, so look in the fridge and add any fruits you like.

It’s also a great project to keep the kids busy over the festive season. If you’re looking for a fun idea to serve fruit on Christmas day, you have to try this!

How To Make Fruit Christmas Tree

Start by preparing the fruits. Slice the apple horizontally, so that you end up with a mid-section piece about 1 inch thick. Peel the carrots. Peel the clementines and separate the wedges. Remove the core of the pear and slice it into wedges. Cut the pineapple into large cubes. Slice the banana into ¾-inch pieces. Wash the feijoa fruits and cut them in half. Slice the kiwis into wedges.

Now it’s time to assemble the Fruit Christmas Tree. Place the peeled carrot on top of the apple base (thickest part on the bottom), securing it with a toothpick. Push toothpicks into the carrot to create “branches”. Starting with the bigger fruits, thread them onto the toothpicks. Continue until all the fruits are used. The form of the fruits should taper towards the end.

Tips

To make a realistic Christmas tree, top the fruit tree with a star cut-out from a pineapple slice. Use a cookie cutter!

Use any fruits you like: berries, grapes, apples, oranges, and pieces of watermelon will all work well.

If you cannot find feijoa fruits in your area, you can use green grapes.

How To Store Fruit Christmas Tree

Store the fruits in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to 5 days.

Once assembled, the fruit Christmas Tree will keep in the fridge for one day, but it might absorb flavors from your fridge. It’s best to keep the fruits in separate containers and assemble them on day of serving.

Instructions

Slice the apple horizontally, so that you end up with a mid-section piece about 1 inch thick.

Place the peeled carrot on top of the apple base (thickest part on the bottom), securing it with a toothpick.

Push toothpicks into the carrot to create “branches”.

Peel the clementines and separate the wedges.

Remove the core of the pear.

Slice into wedges.

Slice the banana into ¾-inch pieces.

Cut the pineapple into large cubes.

Slice the feijoa fruits in half.

Slice the kiwis into wedges.

Starting with the bigger fruits, thread them onto the toothpicks.

Continue until all the fruits are used.

Notes

Serve the Fruit Christmas tree with a sweet dipping sauce. Try any of the following: Sweet caramel, Melted white chocolate, Marshmallow fluff, Custard

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