Fruit Christmas Tree – Beautiful and festive Christmas Tree made with fresh fruit!
Meet our Christmas centerpiece! ☝☝ Last year it was this Veggie Christmas Tree, and now it’s all about the fruit.
Hello Hello, my internet pals! Happy Happy Friday! How you doin’? Ready for one more Christmas recipe? Although, this really isn’t a recipe, huh? It’s more of a craft, if you will, but it’s an easy one, I promise! No cooking involved. It’s just you, the fruit, a carrot and some toothpicks. And it beats paying $99.99 for the Harry David ones, right?
This little Fruit Christmas Tree project started out as something that I wanted my kids to do. I thought it would be fun and relaxing, and also picturesque to let them contribute to the whole Holidays ambiance in our home… buuuut… no way, friends! nooo way. I now know, without any doubt, that I have ZERO patience. NONE! I’m also a bit OCD and a lot of neurotic. I just couldn’t let them jack up the fruit the way that they were carrying on. It was too much for my eyes and my mind.
Thankfully, with a lot of my help and a little bit of their involvement, it all started to come together.
Back in the days, like waaay back when I was 17 years old, I worked at a flower shop. The ladies there were so awesomely creative that they could make any shape out of any one thing that you wanted. Mickey Mouse made of just flowers, or flowers made of just fruit, and so on. Around this time of year, they’d make a ton of these Fruit Christmas Trees, using whatever fruits people requested. What I do remember is that they didn’t use styrofoam as the base for the trees, and that stuck with me. I liked that the entire tree was edible.
In keeping with all-things-edible, this Fruit Christmas Tree is completely covered in fruits: kiwi, strawberries, oranges, grapes, apples, and melons.
Apart from all the fruit that you can see, what you are going to need is an unpeeled orange sliced at the base and at the top, a sturdy plate, a carrot and a lot of toothpicks.
Start placing toothpicks into the orange and the carrot at an upward angle. After that, start adding the fruit onto the toothpicks. Keep going until the tree is completely filled up. I found it best to fill any gaps with the smaller fruits. For your garland, you are going to add whole fresh parsley stems all around the tree, and for the top, I used a whole strawberry and placed a melon “star” right above it.
Th th th that’s all folks! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
CRAVING MORE? SIGN UP FOR THE DIETHOOD NEWSLETTER FOR FRESH NEW RECIPES DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX!
FOLLOW DIETHOOD ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, PINTEREST AND INSTAGRAM FOR ALL OF THE LATEST CONTENT, RECIPES AND UPDATES.
TOOLS AND INGREDIENTS USED IN THIS RECIPE
- 1 large orange , sliced at the top and at the base, do not peel
- 1 long large carrot
- long toothpicks
- melon , cut into star shapes
- fresh parsley stems
- powdered sugar
Slice the orange at the top and at the base and place it on a sturdy plate.
Position the carrot in the middle of the orange and press it down into the orange.
Start placing toothpicks into the orange and the carrot at an upward angle.
Add the fruit onto the toothpicks and keep going until the tree is completely filled up.
Fill any gaps with smaller fruits.
Arrange the parsley stems around the tree.
Top the tree with one whole strawberry and place a melon "star" right above the strawberry.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 2